The 2nd PlayStation 4 update is now available, Version 1.51, this is not the MP3 update. This is a minor update for the PlayStation 4 improving stability of system software, clearly indicating when a user downloads a game a game patch at the same time and automatic downloads for system and game updates are now enabled by default in stand-by mode. This update was made available in the last few hours in America/Canada and will be available for launch in Europe.
Sony has released a statement on the recent issues with the PlayStation 4 launch. The statement confirms there has been various small issues reported since launch which all but confirms the PlayStation 4 doesn’t have a large technical issue, each issue found is generally mistakes in production and have been limited to a small minority of users.
Sony also confirmed the PlayStation 4 has a 1% failure rate, this is very low for a new product launch and is actually well in the industry standard for any electrical product, this confirms that recent reports of PlayStation 4 issues have been very over hyped, you can read the full statement from Sony below.
There have been several issues reported, which leads us to believe there isn’t a singular problem that could impact a broader percentage of PS4 units. We also understand that some units were reportedly damaged during shipping. The number of affected PS4 systems is less than 1%, which represents a very small percentage of total units shipped to date and is within the expected range for a new product introduction. We understand the frustration of consumers that have had a problem and are working with them and our retail partners to help troubleshoot issues and ensure affected units are exchanged.
The PlayStation 4 sales passed one million within the first 24 hours of the console being at retail, that number is simply outstanding for sony and is above there most recent sales predictions, note PlayStation 4 is currently only available in America and Canada.
Jack Tretton predicted the PlayStation 4 to see 3 million units before the end of 2013, this seems very likely with the EU launch coming in under 2 weeks which is expected to match U.S sales numbers, some Asian countries and other regions around the world will also receive the console before December 31st.
The best selling games console to date is the PlayStation 2 and that could only manage 500K in its first 24 hours at retail, if you would like to see the full press release from sony please click the ‘Read More’ button below if you are on the homescreen.
At the Spike Playstation 4 Launch Event Bungie announced the Destiny Beta will be coming first to PlayStation 4 and 3, you can pick up the beta by pre-ordering Destiny from selected retailers around the world.
They also released a new trailer to celebrate the Playstation 4 launch, you can watch the trailer in the video below.
During the Spike Playstation 4 launch party Naughty Dog announced that Uncharted for ps4 is in development, no information apart from the trailer below was given but we expect a release date of around late 2014, check out the brand new teaser trailer below.
With all the PlayStation 4 news going around you may have forgotten Playstation VitaTV will be releasing in Japan tomorrow, the first unboxing has been released so check it out below. No word if the Playstation VitaTV will be coming to Europe or America but we can hope, for more info on PS Vita TV watch DLB’s video and take a look at this article.
DLB wants to know what next-gen consoles, games and accessories you will be picking up in the near future. He also gives information on everything he will be getting around launch, note the video was recorded before DriveClub and Watch Dogs was delayed.
Huge thanks to IGN for supplying us with this video, the video below is a 5 minute tour of the retail software on the Playstation 4, it shows generally navigation on the Playstation 4 UI, Share Functions, Face Recognition and Playstation Store.
In a recent interview Mr Yoshida said they never intended not to support MP3 and CD, these features weren’t seen important enough for release date. Yoshida said it was a surprise to see such a demand for these features and as a result MP3 and CD Support is now in development earlier than intended.
“The biggest surprise for us all internally at Sony was there are so many people who passionately reacted to our announcement that there’s no MP3 support or CD support on day one,” he said. “It’s not like we actively decided ‘let’s not do this feature so people will have to subscribe to Music Unlimited.
“The focus has been more on the game features. Some of the features we wanted but we couldn’t get in on day one. We didn’t really think about MP3 or CD. We thought ‘we’re going to do that eventually.’… It caught us off-guard.
“People don’t really talk about these features, right? Some people get really mad and [say] ‘I’ll cancel my pre-order!’ So as we speak, people in Japan – the system guys – are discussing when we can put these features in.”
Check out the brand new Killzone Shadow Fall launch trailer below, it’s just a few days away before the Playstation 4 and Killzone Shaodow Fall becomes available in America.
Updated – Click the ‘Read More’ button below to see the brand new tech trailer that was released alongside the new launch trailer.