Sony’s upcoming firmware update for the PS3 will be available sometime later in the day, and it will add a handful of interesting new features to the system. Easier data transfers is just one new feature revealed on Sony’s Playstation Blog page.

Here is the official confirmation and list of upcoming features:

“Later today, the next system software update for PS3 (version 4.50) will be available. We’ve added some great features and improvements to make downloading system updates and Web Store purchases more convenient for all PSN users. In addition, we’ve made it easier to move games, movies and other content from your PS3 to PS Vita with wi-fi data transfer.

  • Auto download of system software updates has been expanded to support all PSN users.
  • Auto download support of purchases made on the Web Store will be made available to all PSN users.
  • New options for trophy privacy settings allow users to set which trophies are visible.
  • Data can now be transferred from PS3 to PS Vita using wi-fi and ethernet connection.”

The most interesting feature is the ability to set trophy privacy settings. This could come in handy if your embarrassed by a platinum trophy you’ve achieved, something along the lines of a Hannah Montana game.