ps3Sony plans to release a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3, taking it to version 2.60. Although the exact release date was not mentioned, it will probably happen pretty soon, a short while after the release of the latest PSP update. However, you don’t have to wait until the PS3 update is released, since we have the full details.

So, the 2.60 firmware update will allow guests to access the PlayStation Store (which means that non-PSN members will be able to browse the store). Also, it will introduce DivX 3.11 support and many enhancements to the system’s media capabilities.

Here are the media-related changes of the PS3 firmware update 2.60, as posted on the official PlayStation blog: a new Photo Gallery application, which delivers a suite of tools for sorting through and displaying your digital photo collection – you can organize pictures into groups, create slideshows and build photo playlists. The Photo Gallery application will need to be installed separately from the XMB after you update your PS3’s firmware. In order to install it, you’ll have to go to the Photo section on the XMB, select Photo Gallery and press the X button. And that’s all!