Sony Computer Entertainment announced the upcoming release of its new firmware upgrade version 1.82 for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) console. This update version 1.82 adds support for AVC H 264/MPEG-4 High Profile playback. It allows PS3 to play AVC High Profile files. This High Profile standard is the same format used in both Blu-ray and HD DVD technology. The format is also being used and supported by Canon’s HDC-SD3 and Panasonic’s iVIS HR10 AVCHD cameras.

This new firmware is currently available at Japan Sony’s website. It will be made available in other parts of the world in the future. Gamers can expect to get it through the Sony website soon.

Sony PS3 system software version 1.90 is available.