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.
It can for example print images and web pages when a supported printer is connected via a USB cable or a local network.
However, only a selection of printers from Canon, Epson, and Hewlett-Packard are compatible with the PS3.
Different software titles use Cross-Play in different ways. Capcom 3 is a title supporting the Cross-Play feature, and the PS3 version of the game can be controlled using the PS Vita system.