With the new software, PS3 users can simulate stop-motion videos, add sound and video effects including subtitles and color schemes, and upload files to Facebook. Files stored on a PlayStation can also be viewed and edited using Sony's handheld Vita and PlayStation Portable consoles.
Sony's other devices such as phones, tablets of cameras will also have access to the new cloud service, allowing users to upload images and videos and view them across Sony's devices.
The new software will go on sale in the online PlayStation Store Tuesday in the U.S., Wednesday in Europe, and Thursday in Japan. In Japan the software will cost JYEN 1,500 (US$18), with a free 30-day trial version available. A free version of the PlayMemories software is available to purchasers of new Sony camera models.