PS4 System Software Update 5.01 Released "Improves System Performance"

Sony just made system software update 5.01 for the PS4 available on the PlayStation Network, and it appears to be the usual small update.

Today Sony Interactive Entertainment made PS4 system software update 5.01 available on the PlayStation Network.

The update weighs the usual modest 374.7 megabytes, and like all decimal updates, the patch notes are quite small, even if the message is slightly different than usual.

“The system software update improves system performance.”

Do keep in mind that this normally means that the performance of the operating system has been improved, not of the games run by the console, so don’t expect improvement of frame rates in your favorite titles.

At the moment of this writing the update isn’t yet available on the relevant websites, and and you’ll need to use the option in the settings of your PS4 or PS4 Pro to launch the download and start the installation. Later today you should be able to  download it from here if you’re in North America and from here if you’re in Europe.

The latest large update to the PS4 system software was released earlier this month, and was numbered 5.00 (nicknamed Nobunaga). It included a lot of new features like on overhauled family system, better friend list management (including the ability to follow anyone), improved broadcast features, messages and notifications, team tournaments, virtual surround sound for PlayStation VR and quite a few more.


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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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