It looks like the beta for the next major PlayStation 4 firmware update is about to start. Although no official announcements have been made yet, the beta sign-up pages for North America and Japan are now open. These typically only accept new sign-ups when Sony is about to start a firmware beta test. Gematsu caught wind of the news. The Japanese sign-up page mentions a July 27 end date for accepting forms, but the European page does not. Without a proper announcement, we won’t know for sure. It’s also worth noting that neither page specifically mention firmware update 6.00 by name, though that is very likely what they’re for. Sony reserves the full version numbers for major, feature-rich firmware updates. It also usually doesn’t reveal what these new features are until sometime after the registration has been closed. We’ll be keeping an eye on the PlayStation blogs today. Until then, you can hit the links to sign up: North America, Japan. … [Read more...] about Sony opens up beta registration for next PS4 firmware update
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By Sherif Saed, Friday, 18 May 2018 10:58 GMT Sony has released firmware update 5.55 for all PlayStation 4 owners. This new firmware update, as you may have guessed, is not a major release. Instead, 5.55 focuses on “improving system performance”, which is the same patch note seen with other incremental update released for PS4 recently. The last one of these we had was version 5.53, which was followed by 5.53.1, an even smaller and incremental version of an already incremental update. Today’s firmware comes in at the usual ~400MB, and your console should automatically download and apply it if it’s been left in Rest Mode. Outside of that, it’s businesses as usual. Shortly after the update’s release, some users reported seeing error code CE-38704-2, which prevented them from accessing the store, the TV section and a few other things – but not play games or listen to music through Spotify. This issues seems to have now been resolved. … [Read more...] about PS4 firmware update 5.55 released
With three major PS4 models out on the market, it's easy to be a little confused as to the different specs and features of each model. We're going to clear that situation up in this article and break down which PS4 is right for you. You can also check out our review of the original PS4, review of the PS4 Slim, and review of the PS4 Pro. To see how all the modern consoles, including all SKUs of PlayStation 4 compare, click here.PS4 SpecsPlayStation 4PlayStation 4 SlimPlayStation 4 ProCPU1.6GHz 8-core AMD custom "Jaguar" CPU1.6GHz 8-core AMD custom "Jaguar" CPU2.1GHz 8-core AMD custom "Jaguar" CPUGPUIntegrated AMD graphics clocked at 800MHz with 1.84 teraflops of performanceIntegrated AMD graphics clocked at 800MHz with 1.84 teraflops of performanceIntegrated AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performanceRAM8GB GDDR58GB GDDR58GB GDDR5 + 1GB DDR3Storage500GB (5,400rpm) replacable hard drive.500GB (5,400rpm) replacable hard drive.1TB replacable hard drive.Dimensions12. x 10.8x 2 … [Read more...] about PS4 Vs PS4 Slim Vs PS4 Pro: What Are The Differences And Which PlayStation 4 Should You Buy?
The PlayStation 4 operating system’s next major update has gone out, in beta, to those who signed up to test it back in January. The new firmware will introduce several changes and conveniences in the user interface plus a supersampling mode for PlayStation 4 Pro that accommodates those who don’t have a TV supporting 4K resolution. All of the new features are described in this PlayStation Blog post. The highlights include: HDTV Supersampling for PS4 Pro. As reported back in January, those who have a PS4 Pro but not a 4K TV can still take advantage of games that render to higher resolution. With supersampling, they will downscale to match the capabilities of the connected HDTV (i.e. 1080p or less). Though not applicable to all games, it still allows PS4 Pro owners who haven’t upgraded their television to see an improvement to image clarity. PS Plus tab: It may not seem like a lot, but a new tab in the user’s games library now sorts out which games have been … [Read more...] about PS4’s next firmware update helps users clean up the clutter
Sony is working on the next big system software update for the PlayStation 4, and the company is asking players to help test the firmware while it’s in development. PS4 version 5.5 is the update in question; the console’s current firmware is v5.03, and the most recent major update was v5.0, which was released in early October. Sony has not yet given any details on what the upcoming firmware may contain, instead saying that it will provide that information later. Sony is taking beta sign-ups in North America — including Canada for the first time — as well as Europe and Japan. Beta testing is set to begin in February, and customers can apply to partake in the test anytime between now and when the beta goes live. That doesn’t apply in Japan, however; sign-ups in that region are available only from today through next Tuesday, Jan. 23. Users must be at least 18 to participate in the beta test, and can roll back to the most recent stable system software at any … [Read more...] about Sony taking beta sign-ups for PS4’s next major firmware update