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.
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.
Users may navigate among these options by using the up and down buttons of the D-pad.
In addition, some PS3 games can be played on the PS Vita using the Play Station Now streaming service.
Similar to many other consoles, the Play Station 3 is capable of photo, audio, and video playback in a variety of formats.
XMB displays icons horizontally across the screen that be seen as categories.
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.
Furthermore, the Play Station 3 provides printing support.
It can for example print images and web pages when a supported printer is connected via a USB cable or a local network.
The initial slim PS3s SKU shipped with a unique firmware with new features, also seen in software 3.00.
Lib GCM is a low level API, and PSGL is a higher level API, but most developers preferred to use lib GCM due to higher levels of performance.
Due to the fact that it requires a licensing agreement with Sony (which is considered expensive), a number of open source and homebrew PS3 SDKs are available in addition to a number of leaked PS3 SDKs.