PS4 System Update Should Improve Performance Quality


Sony releases Patch 4.07 for the PlayStation 4 which promises improved performance, but it remains to be seen if this will fix recent issues with the PS4 Pro.

Sony released the latest system software update for the PlayStation 4 today and it's currently available for download on the PlayStation Network. Patch 4.07 is said to improve the "quality of the system performance" which implies that this is likely a minor patch, but some fans might be wondering though if this will do anything to fix those PlayStation 4 Pro titles suffering from poor performance.

DualShockers notes that the patch notes contain a slight change in wording as Sony has traditionally used "stability" instead of "quality" when talking about updates to system performance. But 4.07 also just released in Japan and kept "stability" in the description, so it's unlikely that the North American patch is different. The PlayStation 4's "stability" or lack thereof at times has led to various memes on the Internet in the past, so perhaps this is just an intentional change of wording for the Western audience.

This news may be somewhat disappointing for those who have been playing The Last of Us: Remastered, Skyrim: Special Edition, and certain other games on the PlayStation 4 Pro. It was reported by Digital Foundry a few weeks ago that particular games on the PS4 Pro are suffering from dropped framerates and other forms of slowdown. It's possible Sony could have sneaked in a fix with this patch, but one would think they would have specifically called it out in the patch notes due to the recent negative publicity. If you notice any significant changes to the framerate of games on the PS4 Pro, Ranters, let us know in the comments.


Regardless of what exactly improved "quality of the system performance" really means, the update is only 312.3 megabytes, so there's really no excuse to install it and give it a try. Sony historically doesn't release major software updates during the holiday season, so it's likely this will be the last patch gamers will get until the New Year.

In other PlayStation 4 news, the console has now passed 50 million in sales worldwide. Sony also revealed earlier this week that more than 369 million PS4 games have been sold since launch. Sony is clearly still the market leader in the console space, as evidenced by its victory over Microsoft's Xbox One in November, although the Xbox One did outsell the PS4 for 4 consecutive months before that. Gamers still looking to join Team PlayStation can take advantage of a deal starting on Sunday that will discount the 500 GB Uncharted 4 bundle down to $249 through Christmas Eve.

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