You can now download PS4 4.70 system software firmware update on your PlayStation 4 consoles. Here are the details.

Sony yesterday pushed out a new update to the software which powers its PlayStation 4 console, bringing that software up to version 4.70 and bringing with it some changes that gamers will appreciate as well as system performance improvements which should have games and apps running more fluidly once the update has been applied.

While Sony has not provided an in-depth changelog for this update via the page on its website which served as a notice for its release, the company did outline two particular points that it sees as the biggest reasons to download the update. Those are the obligatory performance increase and a new ability to see match results for each player in a tournament.

Main features in system software update 4.70

In tournaments, you can now view match results for each player.
This system software update improves system performance.

As is always the case with Sony’s PS4 updates, there are multiple ways to get the update onto your home console for installation. One of those, and likely the way most people will receive the update, is to have it download from the internet and right onto the PS4 itself. This is all automated if you have the correct power saving settings configured on your console, with a system restart required to bring the update into effect.

Those who do not have an internet connection for their PS4 will also be able to either download the update on a computer and install it from a USB device or even wait for the update to appear on a game disc, something that could take some time depending on the release schedule of the games you like to buy. The easiest and quickest way is obviously to go the internet-connected PS4 route, and we suggest you get the update installed ASAP, if only for the security fixes it likely also includes but have not been detailed by Sony.

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