PS4 Update 1.52 Available Now, Improves Overall Stability
If you turned on your PlayStation 4 in the past 24 hours or so, you were asked to download a new update.
It's update 1.52 and it's designed to improve overall system software stability. The update can be manually downloaded via the Settings menu, and users have the option of letting the PS4 automatically download new updates in the future.
For me, the update was downloaded and installed relatively quickly, which is a good sign. The PS3 was notorious for taking forever to update the system, but Sony has promised faster updating with the new and more powerful console. As for the competition, Microsoft released a firmware update for the Xbox One yesterday, which was supposed to fix certain SmartGlass, operating system and matchmaking problems. As is typically the case for any new hardware launch, there are issues that must be addressed.
But as time goes on, reports of failing PS4 and Xbox One units appear to have tapered off. Here's hoping that trend continues.
12/11/2013 9:15:48 PM John Shepard