Sony to release Playstation 4 patch 1.51 later today

Good news for Playstation 4 early adopters as Sony is releasing a new patch later on today. While this is a minor update it’s supposed to address some of the stability issues that users have been reporting so it’s, no doubt, a very welcome update.

Eric Lempel, VP of Sony Network Entertainment, explained on the Playstation Blog that this update brings stability improvements as well as a few UI refinements which now clearly indicates when a user downloads a game and a game patch at the same time.

Depending on your geographic region, your PS4 may download the update automatically even when in standby mode so it’s going to be ready for installation when you boot up your console. If you’re not in North America you might have to manually check for the update.

PS4 users will surely welcome this news and here’s hoping Sony keeps this up and addresses all the bugs that have crept up since the launch of the console a few days ago.

Thanks Presence06 for the tip!

Source: Playstation Blog | Image via Sony. 

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My PS4 worked just fine out of the box. The ONLY issue I have is with Battlefield 4 which is on EA and DICE. My other 2 games work just fine.

Why is conspiracy an issue here? in manufacturing, there are always a certain percentage of bad units.

good grief. someone here has this icon as his sig, but his sig is absolutely true Xbox owners vs. playstation owners in a slap fight

Despite being a minor update, I'm pleased with the speed at it's being release. Hopefully Sony can keep up the pace.

I still don't understand why people in the USA have to make such an issue over this perceived sense of choice or freedom.

You always have the choice not the buy the new product. But if MS had gone the path they originally wanted people would have a larger library to share from the get go.

You do realise MS likely did not reverse course only because people complained. It's more than likely that MS reversed course because the pre orders were not as high as expected too. So the people probably did what you said they could do which is "You always have the choice not the buy the new product".

I think people who believe MS reverse course only because of the backlash are naive. If the pre orders would have been record high and higher than expected i'm almost sure you would still be able to make your disc act as DRMed digital download.

Stoffel said,
I still don't understand why people in the USA have to make such an issue over this perceived sense of choice or freedom.

You always have the choice not the buy the new product. But if MS had gone the path they originally wanted people would have a larger library to share from the get go.


And due to our freedom of choice, Microsoft decided to change their own minds as well. Funny how that works.

dead.cell said,

And due to our freedom of choice, Microsoft decided to change their own minds as well. Funny how that works.

It was again a small but very vocal minority that got it's way. Very sad.
The ideas MS had would be a truly new experience, now you are all stuck with a slightly upgraded XBOX 360. Thanks for ruining what could have been a new era of gaming

Stoffel said,
It was again a small but very vocal minority that got it's way. Very sad.
The ideas MS had would be a truly new experience, now you are all stuck with a slightly upgraded XBOX 360. Thanks for ruining what could have been a new era of gaming

That's Microsoft's doing. You really think Microsoft is stupid enough to pull the plug on an idea just because of a few vocal folks?

dead.cell said,

That's Microsoft's doing. You really think Microsoft is stupid enough to pull the plug on an idea just because of a few vocal folks?

If it would be the case the XBox One would support mkv files

LaP said,
... You do realise MS likely did not reverse course only because people complained. It's more than likely that MS reversed course because the pre orders were not as high as expected .....

Well that bit them in the arse then. I for one am not pre-ordering simply because of the DRM change. If I'm tied to physical disc by buying physical disc, that's a deal breaker. Online only for me thank you.

Slight difference between using the internet to download updates and using the internet to get permission to run the games you just brought.

neonspark said,
internet connection required after all LOOL.

Nice troll attempt, but it's actually not. Any games that require the use of a certain firmware will have it shipped with the game on disc.

Geoffrey B. said,
how can it download in standby mode if they have not released standby mode yet?

I was wondering the same thing in a previous story...

Geoffrey B. said,
how can it download in standby mode if they have not released standby mode yet?
It has Standby Mode. I've been using it since last Friday.

It has Stand By, it doesn't have Sleep mode at launch (which allows you to pause your game, sleep the console, come back later and resume the game where you left off).

It seems like they don't want to be forced by the hardware to have always on connection. there is a difference between forced connection and free will of connection. but some people may not care about their free will in doing things

-adrian- said,
It seems like they don't want to be forced by the hardware to have always on connection. there is a difference between forced connection and free will of connection. but some people may not care about their free will in doing things

Yes, you're 'free' not to download a patch that fixes your console Hurrah!

No, gamers didn't want to have a constant internet connection required for no other purpose than for the console to phone-home and be granted permission from Microsoft to continue functioning.

Lord Method Man said,
No, gamers didn't want to have a constant internet connection required for no other purpose than for the console to phone-home and be granted permission from Microsoft to continue functioning.

I think it's much more likely the marketing guys at Sony struggled to find things to make up for their lack of features. The had to play a PR game to get rid of the game sharing feature and reduce the XB1s advantages by 1. There's also companies like Gamestop that want to keep their antiquated disk shuffling business going as long as possible.

dangel777 said,

Yes, you're 'free' not to download a patch that fixes your console Hurrah!

I'm astonished people like me still need to address this. The problem has never ever been about connecting to the internet once in a while to update the OS or games or play online. The problem was connecting once a day to phone home and check if you are a pirate or not. I have a cottage in the middle of nowehere where i can't get internet acesss (not even tethering as my mobile don't work there). When it's raining it's really boring there so i like to bring my console. If i need to phone home once every day for my console to work then i can't use it at my cottage.

progpass23 said,

gamers just didn't have always ON internet connected


Microsoft previously had made a deal with x-videos to straight upload interesting videos of unsuspecting gamers in compromising positions to their website. But unfortunately that deal fell apart and hence Microsoft had to drop the always online requirement. Gullible gamers rejoiced and Microsoft will get no advertising revenue from it.

-True Story

jakem1 said,
I thought gamers didn't have internet connections.

Must you bait people into an argument in such a manner? That was never the argument.

dead.cell said,

Must you bait people into an argument in such a manner? That was never the argument.

It was when Sony people where attacking the Xbox for having a day one update.... until the PS4 needed one too. Probably what he's referring to.

rfirth said,
It was when Sony people where attacking the Xbox for having a day one update.... until the PS4 needed one too. Probably what he's referring to.

Meh. I really dislike all the "he said she said" nonsense.

At this rate, I'm hoping Sony fans jump off a bridge so that Xbox fans may follow suit.

I'm sure telling all their people who pre-ordered to wait a for more weeks because the system software might be a bit buggy would have gone down fantastically.

They preorderd half a year ago before a launch date was out. so I guess they just should open up preorders later or launch later .. don't you think? It is not like Preorder date would be a fix date in a lifetime

How was the PS4 not ready? It worked fine for me day one, even without the update. And, as I recall, the Xbox One REQUIRES a day-1 patch in order to play games. (something the PS4 did not)

If the system was totally broken I might agree. It has some instability issues, and is a little rough in some spots, but for a launch console it generally works fine.

ACTIONpack said,
Releasing a product that was not ready to bet the competitor to the market. No one wins when companies work like this!

let's see your comment when xbone launches.

I laughed over the article wich claimed that PS4 production was sabotaged by the factory workers. Thats a damn bad excuse for having released faulty units on the market. Those workers are there because they have to pay bills and won't risk that over some crap decisions.
Ofcourse they won't admit that when their marketing division is in full swing.
Sony wins the Strawberry prize on this one.

Decebalvs Rex said,
I laughed over the article wich claimed that PS4 production was sabotaged by the factory workers. Thats a damn bad excuse for having released faulty units on the market. Those workers are there because they have to pay bills and won't risk that over some crap decisions.
Ofcourse they won't admit that when their marketing division is in full swing.
Sony wins the Strawberry prize on this one.

You have no proof either way, so why comment as if you're 100% sure?

King Mustard said,

You have no proof either way, so why comment as if you're 100% sure?

While I will not argue that people make stupid, self damaging, decisions at work all the time, with the checks and balances in place in a factory like this, I really question how possible such a thing really is...

Decebalvs Rex said,
I laughed over the article wich claimed that PS4 production was sabotaged by the factory workers. Thats a damn bad excuse for having released faulty units on the market. Those workers are there because they have to pay bills and won't risk that over some crap decisions.
Ofcourse they won't admit that when their marketing division is in full swing.
Sony wins the Strawberry prize on this one.

Mine works like a charm (Amazon order). I know close to 10 people with one and no issues yet. I think that some people are over exaggerating the failure rate.(Mostly people who don't own the console)

FL4T said,

Mine works like a charm (Amazon order). I know close to 10 people with one and no issues yet. I think that some people are over exaggerating the failure rate.(Mostly people who don't own the console)

Well, now you know 1 Also ordered from Amazon.

Decebalvs Rex said,

Don't laugh too much, you might choke in your poison!
It's already known about workers that have committed suicide there.
That only, shows that they are able to risk much more than their jobs.
Don't be so hasty to judge and blame, from your your warm couch, from your pc, from the other side of the world.
There are always things that can happen that we can't even imagine!

tomasse said,

Don't laugh too much, you might choke in your poison!
It's already known about workers that have committed suicide there.
That only, shows that they are able to risk much more than their jobs.
Don't be so hasty to judge and blame, from your your warm couch, from your pc, from the other side of the world.
There are always things that can happen that we can't even imagine!

Well said.

i am probably more likely to believe the sabotage scenario if those factories are in the united states, rather than in china. and that is just sad.

tomasse said,

Don't laugh too much, you might choke in your poison!
It's already known about workers that have committed suicide there.
That only, shows that they are able to risk much more than their jobs.
Don't be so hasty to judge and blame, from your your warm couch, from your pc, from the other side of the world.
There are always things that can happen that we can't even imagine!

Very heart touching , but I live in a former communist country and I've seen how workers do their jobs in them factories here , they have no rights most of them. One mistake on their part equals to several punishments and those workers wich commited suicide could sabotage some products too , right ?
I laughed over the claims and not over their actions ( if true) so finish your gospels with someone else.

King Mustard said,

You have no proof either way, so why comment as if you're 100% sure?

I comment because this community allows me to do it , because everybody can express their thoughts here ( some don't deserve it , its true) but atleast I brought some arguments. Thanks but no thanks for your attention lad.

FL4T said,

Mine works like a charm (Amazon order). I know close to 10 people with one and no issues yet. I think that some people are over exaggerating the failure rate.(Mostly people who don't own the console)

Mine works like a charm too (also amazon) however the thing was packed HORRIBLY. I know 2 other people who preordered from amazon who also had horrible packaging where the PS4 was really bouncing around in the outer box. I am wondering if the majority of issues werent from amazon orders. Will be interesting to see in the next month or so if all this fuss is real or a small vocal minority of bad luck systems.

yea sucks being a <1% er. Got my BLOD PS4 all packed up and ready for drop off at purolator when I am done work. Hopefully I will get a new console next week some time.