PS4 System Software update 4.00 out tomorrow


PlayStation 4’s next major system software update, version 4.00 (codenamed
Shingen), will be available tomorrow. This update brings a refreshed system UI, Folders, a new Quick Menu and Share Menu, Library improvements, and much more… Refreshed UI Throughout the update, the overall look and feel of PS4’s main user interface has been improved.

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SpaceRanger2635d ago

HDR at no charge for all 40+ million PS4 owners! That in itself is a megaton feature. I'm liking the improvements!

P_Bomb2635d ago

Looks good. Glad to see they're bringing back the 'friends who also play this' tab.

Genuine-User2634d ago (Edited 2634d ago )

I'm looking forward to the update tomorrow!

Here's an official video: https://youtu.be/y2kvMCXdqj...

It can't be a coincidence that Sony is releasing their system software update on the same day iOS 10 comes out. Can it?

Especially after the fact that the PlayStation meeting was on the same day as the Apple event.

Wonder what's going on.

Edit: I sound like a conspiracy theorist :p

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Liqu1d2634d ago

@darthv72 4K TVs can upscale. I'm assuming you don't know that since the YouTuber you linked claimed 4K TVs don't upscale.

darthv722634d ago (Edited 2634d ago )

@liquid, not sure about that youtuber seeing as he said his tv did not have the same chip as the xb1s but i think it's pretty cool it even does that.

I knew it had a pass thru but never thought it actually upscaled what it passed thru. Seriously that is pretty cool and it got marked as inappropriate. I feel it is totally appropriate with the HDR update coming and all. It is just one alternative to making the original PS4 display in both HDR and 4k especially if the chip in an XB1S is 'rumored' to be better than the upscalers in tv's.

Seriously this is new to me and i thought it interesting to fans on both sides.

edit: judging by the disagrees, everyone else knew about this but me. Oh well... late to the party as usual.

freshslicepizza2634d ago

good update, folders is a big feature many wanted. hdr upgrade is great and for free. 2-step verification is a must. i guess changing your psn id would be too difficult though.

iceman062634d ago

@Genuine-user...I got the foil if you got the basement shelter and rations!!! 😀

Ju2634d ago

Seriously, darth, this does not give you a better picture than getting it directly from the PS4 to the TV. If anything you add another factor of lag into the equation. It will not magically render the game in HDR nor does it improve the resolution anywhere different than a 4K TV would handle a 1080p signal - by upscaling it to the native resolution. You wer flagged correctly. This is a PS4 System update thread. Please get out with your XB viral marketing here!

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Neonridr2634d ago

no charge for those that can use it ;)

otherwise that is a feature locked behind a pretty significant paywall :P

There are a lot of great features in this update though, so I am excited for sure.

Rimeskeem2634d ago

Hot damn guys he was just joking.

Neonridr2634d ago (Edited 2634d ago )

@Rimeskeem - so was I. It's a great feature, for those that can use it. The paywall comment was merely a joke, hence the tongue face at the end of it. You know, having to go out and buy a 4K TV to take advantage of it.

Sad that unless someone puts a /s at the end or the words just kidding that people can't seem to grasp the context of a statement.

The fact that I ended with some positives should have been enough to show that I am happy for the update.

Goldby2634d ago

"You know, having to go out and buy a 4K TV to take advantage of it. "

Thatsd why you steal a 50inch 4k tv. cant be that hard to slip under your shirt


Sparta072634d ago

Wow sony giving out something for free is a bad thing... I guess..
I didn't know that

RosweeSon2634d ago (Edited 2634d ago )

No different to 4K on an Xbox one S then is it. I just can't believe everyone's forgotten the folders ;)

Neonridr2634d ago

@RosweeSon - it is exactly the same with the Xbox One S.

I am super psyched for the folders. Now I can organize my titles by genre.

iceman062634d ago

The internet is killing the fine art of sarcasm!!! 👍👍👍

BrettAwesome2634d ago

Hahaha 😃 yeah. Like a 3000$ paywall if you want 65"

badz1492634d ago

HDR is behind a $300 paywall on the Xbone though. VR is behind another paywall on top of that other paywall too or you can bundle them up next year under the Scorpio paywall. My guess is $500!

daynnight3652634d ago

Why the dumbass downvotes here, it's true, if u don't have a hdr equipped tv , you're SOL

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Artemidorus2634d ago

It's a credit to Sony for doing this, Now Microsoft where is my HDR for my Xbox One?

Oh that's right you want me to buy another Xbox One....

Muzikguy2634d ago

But I thought Sony's vision for the PS4 was bad compared to Microsoft's?! Isnt everyone crying that MS won 2 NPDs in a row and Scorpio is poised to be the next best console? I'm so confused.....

I can't wait for this update!!

XanderZane2633d ago (Edited 2633d ago )

They'll probably update it next year. The XB1 Slim is a much better system then the original XBox One anyways. Got a bit more power and can upscale your games to 4K. With the Scorpio so far away, an upgrade to XB1 S isn't a bad move for people who just got a 4K HDTV. Why anyone wants the PS4 Slim is beyond me. Especially after this update. You can just keep the original PS4 or upgrade to the PS4 Pro. The PS4 Slim is really an afterthought. No 4K Blu-Ray. No upscaling of games to 4K. Waste of money.

UCForce2634d ago

Now that's an update ! Good Work, Sony !

81BX2634d ago

Do the games have to be updated for hdr

Ju2634d ago (Edited 2634d ago )

Yes, they do. And you'll need a TV which supports it. Currently only 4K TVs support HDR while HDR is not necessarily tied into a 4K resolution.

81BX2634d ago

Ah sweet. Just got a 4k tv supports hdr. Now just waiting for uncharted 4 to update then

XanderZane2633d ago

Yes and if you get a 4K UHDTV you need to make sure it supports HDR. There are 2 HDR formats. HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR. You want the HDR10. Not all 4K UHDTV support HDR.


Developers will all have to patch their games to take advantage of HDR on the PS4 and PS4 Slim.

Jamesx82x2634d ago

You still need a tv capable of showing HDR.

solid_snake36562634d ago

Only problem is, I don't think any of the developers have patched any games out so far to support hdr. And their are no blurays out their that support hdr, only 4k blurays support hdr.

S2Killinit2634d ago

Looks really cool. I like it.