System software update version 1.50 to be released along with the PlayStation®4 system’s North American launch; features include remote play with the PlayStation®Vita system, and game play sharing via the “SHARE” button that enhance game play experience
Tokyo, October 25, 2013 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced that it will release system software update version 1.50*1 for PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system simultaneously with the official North American launch of the system on November 15, 2013. By updating to the latest system software version, users will be able to enjoy a variety of exciting features from the day of launch.
The PS4 system was designed from the ground up to ensure that the very best games and most immersive experiences reach PlayStation users. It redefines rich and riveting gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features utilizing devices such as the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) system. SCE will continue to enhance the PS4 system through future system software updates.
The following features are available on PS4 at North American launch:
Furthermore, some features will not be available at launch, such as “suspend/resume mode” which is a feature that keeps the PS4 system in a low power state and promptly takes users back to their game. SCE will provide additional information about system software update version 1.50 and features available at the PS4 system’s North America launch, and features that will be available after launch, in the near future.
SCE will continuously enrich services and features of the PS4 system, while striving to further expand the PlayStation platform.
*1 Download data size of system software version 1.50 is about 300MB. Although dependent on users’ network environments, download of the update will take about 5~15 minutes with a broadband speed of 5~10Mpbs.
*2 The latest PS Vita system software version to be released soon will be required to use PS4 Link.
*3 Depending on network environment or titles, remote play performance may vary outside of the home.
*4 Remote Play will not be enabled on all games, including those that require peripherals such as PlayStation®Camera or certain third party peripherals.
; *5 Depending on the version of OS or other conditions, users may not be able to use the application.
*6 Users must sign-up for individual accounts to use Facebook and Twitter.
*7 Users must sign-up for individual accounts to use Ustream and Twitch.
*8 Time it takes to begin playing will vary depending on game data size and network environments. Not all titles support this feature.
*9 Requirements for achieving trophies vary by titles.
*10 Voice recognition can be used without updating to system software version 1.50.
*11 Please refer to the online manual for recognizable voice commands.
*12 Offered by Sony Corporation. Visit the below website for further details.
*13 At first time use, users must connect to the internet to activate this feature.
|Recommended retail price||
US$ 399, Canada$ 399, € 399, and £ 349
Single-chip custom processor
500GB Hard disk drive*1
Approx. 275×53×305 mm (width × height × length)
(excludes largest projection)
Approx. 2.8 kg
|BD/ DVD drive (read only)||
BD × 6 CAV
DVD × 8 CAV
Super-Speed USBx (USB 3.0) port × 2
AUX port × 1
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) ×1
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
5 ºC – 35ºC
HDMI out port
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port
*1 The hard disk drive contains space that is available for users and space that is reserved for the system, therefore the actual space that is free for users is smaller than the total space stated in this document.
* Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develops and markets the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation in 1994. PlayStation®2 further enhanced the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP® broadens the entertainment experiences into the portable arena. PS3® is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PSNSM, that includes PlayStation®Store, delivers unparalleled online gaming experience to PlayStation users. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity. SCEI also delivers the PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Mobile, a cross device platform. PlayStation®4, available this holiday season, is the next generation computer entertainment system that redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division companies, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide.
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