First Look At PlayStation 3's 3.40 Firmware Update

The latest firmware update for the PlayStation 3 isn't just some regular old update. Oh, no. This update is a big deal!

Firmware 3.40 brings players PlayStation Plus, Sony's new subscription-based service, as well as a new video editor/uploader to the PlayStation 3's XMB, enabling users to edit and upload movies directly to YouTube and Facebook.

As previously <a href="http://kotaku.com/5574819/playstation-plus-new-features-added-to-ps3-soon">mentioned, PlayStation Plus subscribers get early access to demos and betas, automatic downloads of patches and firmware, free* games, discounts and more.

Take a spin through this gallery to see what firmware 3.40 is all about. Or download it for yourself. It's out!

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