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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.
This is similar to the later Play Station 4 console which also has two APIs, the low level GNM and the higher level GNMX.
The Play Station 3 uses the Xross Media Bar (XMB) as its graphical user interface, which is also used in the Play Station Portable (PSP) handheld console, a variety of Sony BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray disc players and many more Sony products.
Copy the update data to the PS3™ system's hard disk drive and perform the update.
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Unlike the Software Development Kit (SDK) for mobile apps, Sony's Play Station 3 SDK is only available to registered game development companies and contains software tools and an integrated hardware component.
The Play Station® 3 system software is the updatable firmware and operating system of the Play Station 3.The process of updating is almost identical to that of the Play Station Portable, Play Station Vita, and Play Station 4.If your PS3 system software version is 4.55 (or later), you do not need to perform this update.To check the version of your system software, go to Settings (Settings) You can update your system software by any of the following methods: Update using a PC Download update data using a PC and save on storage media* or a USB Mass Storage device.
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.
The initial slim PS3s SKU shipped with a unique firmware with new features, also seen in software 3.00.