Meanwhile my personal PS4 has a bad scare.
Sony has released a new system update for the PS4, which brings the system to 1.51. While the system patch notes consist of a vague "fixes for system stability" more information has been shared on the PlayStation Blog.
From Sony, "With this minor required update, stability of system software has been improved. In addition, minor refinements to elements of the system UI (such as clearly indicating when a user downloads a game and a game patch at the same time) have been introduced."
Meanwhile, in the wee hours of this morning, my PS4 went down. My power went down for a few minutes while the PS4 was on standby (as opposed to either off or on and in use). Fortunately, after turning on the system using the power button (controller PS button was a no-go), I was greeted with a PS3 like message that the system had been powered down incorrectly and should be powered down correctly in the future. Post-message, the PS4 was ready to go and did not enter the file system restore common to the past two years of the PS3.
The PS4 is now on battery back-up, but I'm edging closer to pulling the trigger on Sony's optional 36-month accident protection, which is $60 on PSN.
Source: PlayStation Blog
Author: Brian Hoss