You may remember us reporting about the PSP and PS3 connectivity, including the ability to transmit media wirelessly from the PS3 to the PSP and the ability to download games. In order for this connectivity, both the PSP and PS3 will need to be updated via firmware updates. The PS3 will not ship with the connectivity options, and a result, the connectivity features will not be available on launch. PSP owners will need to update to firmware 3.00 which should be released towards the end of November. Sony itself admitted that soon-to-be owners of the next-gen console would need to update their system by running firmware System Software Version 1.10.
Between the launch of the PS3 and the firmware update for the PSP, owners of the PS3 will have a few weeks of waiting until they will be able to try out the connectivity features. It is still unclear why Sony will not be shipping the PS3 with firmware 1.10 already installed. Firmware 1.10 for the PS3 will be required to access new PlayStation Network hub. The firmware update process is as easy as updating your PSP firmware, using the System Update option from the Settings menu on the XMB.