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.
The Play Station 3 supports Remote Play with Sony's handheld game consoles, the Play Station Portable and the Play Station Vita.
The process of updating is almost identical to that of the Play Station Portable, Play Station Vita, and Play Station 4.
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.
However, unlike Remote Play between the Play Station 4 and the Play Station Vita, the problem with PS3 was that it only supported a "select" few titles and results were often laggy.
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.Not only that, but in the case of most such games, their saved games actually transfer back and forth between devices, allowing players to pick up from the moment they left off.) covering any Play Station Vita software title that can interact with a Play Station 3 software title.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.Early versions of the Play Station 3 system software also provided a feature called Other OS that was available on the PS3 systems prior to the slimmer models launched in September 2009.This feature enabled users to install an operating system such as Linux, but due to security concerns, Sony later removed this functionality through the 3.21 system software update.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.