Mandatory PS3 firmware 4.40 goes live

If you boot your PS3, you will be prompted to download a new firmware update.

It is mandatory and has to be installed. There aren’t any notes on what it does yet but it is firmware 4.40. We will be posting more updates to this article once we find out any secret features so stay tuned.

The firmware adds support for NFC card reader and contains some stability fixes. The patch itself is very short so you will be able to download fast and install it.

Sony could be reacting to a recent hack that came out which allows piracy and if that is the case then it was a very fast reaction from them.