PS4 update 9.51 is now available
Sony rolled out the latest PlayStation 5 firmware update earlier today, although version 9.51 isn’t quite as exciting as the previous update.
With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S around a year and a half old, it’s only natural that attention is starting to shift away from the latest generation consoles. New games are still coming out for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, like the recent Lego Star Wars Game. However, the number of next-gen exclusives is growing.
Still, Sony hasn’t ditched the PlayStation 4 yet, releasing firmware update 9.51 earlier today. The new update brings performance improvements to the aging console, though PS4 users won’t have much to cheer about.
Anyone expecting a detailed list of fixes and improvements will be at least a little disappointed with the latest PS4 update. The patch notes have exactly one entry, which reads: “This system software update improves system performance”. That’s not a whole lot of information, but that’s all Sony has to say about the April 13th PS4 firmware update. At least the patch is relatively small in terms of data, coming in at just 491.8MB in size.
Granted, PlayStation 4 gamers probably shouldn’t have expected anything particularly spectacular from firmware update 9.51. After all, the PS4 and PS5 saw major firmware updates just a few weeks ago, delivering a much fuller range of improvements. The March 23 updates included a variety of tweaks, fixes, and adjustments to open and closed games. It also brought new user interface and accessibility features and improvements to the PlayStation app and Remote Play functionality.
Unfortunately, the March 23 update also appears to have caused a serious issue with the PlayStation Network that prevented many gamers from playing online. Some initially thought the problem was caused by a Ring of Elden same day update. However, PS4 and PS5 users quickly encountered the problem with other games. Later, the PlayStation Network shut down completely, indicating that it may have been a server-side issue. While Sony seems to have fixed the main issue, some PSN users reportedly had an issue where they had to keep updating their PlayStation Network account. It’s possible that today’s performance improvements include fixing what caused this issue.
Of course, if that’s the case, it’s somewhat odd that the 9.51 patch notes don’t say as much. It’s conceivable that today’s 9.51 update will lay the groundwork for something more substantial. It’s not uncommon for console makers to slip unfinished content into unrelated patches. However, this would be much more likely with an increasingly popular new console such as the PlayStation 5. Given the age of the PlayStation 4, it is unlikely that Sony intends to make any major new changes. to the latest generation console.
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