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Sony releases PlayStation 3 firmware 2.70

Yesterday, April 2nd, Sony released firmware 2.70 for the PlayStation 3. The latest firmware update includes the long awaited text chat that allows PlayStation 3 users to communicate with up to 15 online friends and/or three chat rooms at once. Players also have the ability to continue their chat while they're playing a game.

Some of the other features in firmware 2.70 include the option to sort your friends by online status and a larger attachment size cap from 1MB to 3MB. Sony has also included the ability to back up videos that have been purchased from the PlayStation Store to an external drive. Additionally, videos that have been purchased on the PlayStation Portable (PSP) can now be transferred to PlayStation 3 for playback.

The following is a video demonstration of firmware 2.70 by Eric Lempel, Director of PlayStation Network Operations.

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