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PS4 Firmware 1.51 Update Now Available

1, 1.5, 1.51.

The second PS4 system software update is out now, and due to Sony’s rather unconventional naming scheme, it’s known at update 1.51, after the first huge update being 1.5 – presumably bigger updates are now worth a whole 0.5, while smaller updates such as this have a weighting of 0.01.

Moving on from discussion about naming systems and to what the update actually brings, the “minor” update offers further stability of the system software and minor refinements to elements of the UI, including a now clear distinction when players download a game and a game patch at the same time.

It should also download overnight, as automatic downloads for firmware and game updates are enabled by default when the PS4 is in stand-by mode. The size of the update is 323MB.

Source: PlayStation Blog

18 Comments
  1. gaffers101
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    I’m happy for Sony to keep putting out the updates, it just means it’ll be running nice a smoothly on the 29th. How kind of America to give the PS4 a 2 week test run to get all the little problems sorted out ;)

    Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 11:16.
  2. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Well done Sony, keep up the good work. Really nice to see the PS4 will download patches/updates while it’s in standby mode.

    Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 11:22.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Agreed. Yesterday, I tweeted about the GTA V patch and how fast it came down on the PS3. Never had download speeds like it. Has anyone else noticed a huge jump or was it coinkeedink? It was 8MB/sec which is my max speed on the line. Lovely!

      Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 12:38.
  3. Spence1115
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Must remember to download the newer update before mine arrives then, as I’m swapping the hard drive before I even turn it on!

    Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 11:25.
    • DividSmythe
      Member
      Since: May 2012

      Yes and me. Same here.

      Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 11:32.
      • OnlineAssassinOA
        Member
        Since: Jun 2012

        That makes 3 of us.

        Comment posted on 21/11/2013 at 01:20.
  4. Kovacs
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    ” … due to Sony’s rather unconventional naming scheme.”

    It’s actually a very conventional naming scheme in the software world. Point releases won’t have any new features and (usually) focus on bug fixes.

    Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 11:30.
  5. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Cool, although i would have preferred them to wait another week – if only so we can have the smoothest possible experience when it launches here! :)

    Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 11:45.
  6. scavenga
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    But will this update work on EU consoles (if downloaded from the US blog)?

    Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 11:46.
    • hol
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      They recommend not to use USA firmware on UK machines from what I read.

      Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 11:55.
      • scavenga
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Thanks, that’s what I thought :)

        Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 12:28.
      • Andrewww
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Quite tempting, though, to put a US firmware on the machine, as it would probably have some cool extra features built in, kindly sponsored by the NSA… ;o)

        Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 12:41.
  7. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Wonder what number it will be up to by the time we get it here?

    Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 12:28.
  8. RedStarGlow
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    It installed in a flash. I will test the areas that had previously “froze” on me. Amazon Video streaming mostly.

    Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 13:40.
  9. bigchrissyc
    Member
    Since: Aug 2013

    Nice to see Sony ironing the bugs for the European release! Only 9 days left.

    Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 14:30.
    • Tarbun84
      Member
      Since: Feb 2012

      8 days 7 hours 22 minutes if your going to a midnight launch…not that Im counting :)

      Comment posted on 20/11/2013 at 16:37.
  10. WalkingP
    Member
    Since: Aug 2013

    I downloaded the update on my PS4 but couldn’t see that it made any difference in performance, my PS4 has been running great.

    Comment posted on 21/11/2013 at 18:08.

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