Ps3 updating database
The Play Station 3 uses the Xross Media Bar (XMB) as its graphical user interface, which is also used in the Play Station Portable (PSP) handheld console, a variety of Sony BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray disc players and many more Sony products.
XMB displays icons horizontally across the screen that be seen as categories.
Users can navigate through them using the left and right buttons of the D-pad, which move the icons forward or back across the screen, highlighting just one at a time, as opposed to using any kind of pointer to select an option.
When one category is selected, there are usually more specific options then available to select that are spread vertically above and below the selected icon.
While XMB proved to be a successful user interface for Sony products such as PSP and PS3, the next generation Sony video game consoles such as the Play Station 4 and the Play Station Vita no longer use this user interface.
Unlike the Software Development Kit (SDK) for mobile apps, Sony's Play Station 3 SDK is only available to registered game development companies and contains software tools and an integrated hardware component.
Due to the fact that it requires a licensing agreement with Sony (which is considered expensive), a number of open source and homebrew PS3 SDKs are available in addition to a number of leaked PS3 SDKs.
The software may be updated by downloading the update directly on the Play Station 3, downloading it from the user's local Official Play Station website to a PC and using a USB storage device to transfer it to the Play Station 3, or installing the update from game discs containing update data.
The initial slim PS3s SKU shipped with a unique firmware with new features, also seen in software 3.00.
The Play Station 3 supports Remote Play with Sony's handheld game consoles, the Play Station Portable and the Play Station Vita.