PS4 Gets Its First Post-launch Firmware Update

The PS4 has been available for almost a full week; yesterday Sony released the console's first firmware update. The update, 1.51, addresses stability issues and also contains some minor UI tweaks or 'refinements.'

For users in North America, your PS4 has automatic downloads for system and game updates enabled by default when the console is in stand-by mode. This means you don't have to do anything to download this update. Your PS4 will automatically download it once it becomes available.

The PS4 launched last week in the United States and Canada. Come November 29, the console will launch across Europe and in Australia. It will then launch in the UAE and Saudi Arabia on December 13. Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia are getting the console on December 17, 18, 19, and 20, respectively, while South Korea, South East Asia, South Africa and India are also supposed to get the console in December. A total of 99 days after the U.S. launch, on February 22, 2014, the PS4 will hit Japan. Presumably, update 1.51 will be available right out of the box for users in these regions.

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  • ssalim
    Why does Japan get it last?
  • clonazepam
    Everyone else is beta testing for Japan? Games available now for the PS4 are of little interest to the Japanese market? I'm making wild guesses because I have no clue =)
  • bochica
    Because they are still in training. Once they get the PS4, they will be on the "hacker" level of skill and slaughter us on the Multiplayer field.