The new PlayStation Portable firmware is now available to download. Firmware 5.00 adds PlayStation Store access directly from the PSP, allowing you to purchase and download games and other content. The update also adds the redesigned XMB interface, a new sleep times to the [Music] menu and PSN Account Management options. You can update your PSP using the Network Update feature from the PSP [Settings] menu.
- The number of file types that can be played has been increased to include MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) Video Main Profile (AVC CABAC) in 640 x 480 pixels. Some video files of this type may not be playable.
- [Sleep Timer] has been added as an option on the control panel.
- [Title Display] has been added as an option under [Video Settings].
- [USB Auto Connect] has been added as an option under [System Settings].
- [Backlight Auto-Adjust] has been added as an option under [Power Save Settings].
- PlayStation Network
- PlayStation Store is now available on the PSP system
- The default Theme for the PSP system has been redesigned.
- You can now use a full-size on-screen keyboard.
- The feature for outputting video from PlayStation format software to a TV has been improved (PSP-2000 only)