Sony has just rolled out a software update to PS4 owners, with the marquee feature being the new-found support for 3D Blu-ray movies. We’ve got all of the details right here, so be sure to join us after the fold.
Sony’s PlayStation has been a pivotal pawn in the battle of media formats. The Blu-ray support that the Japanese company baked into the PS3, for example, was pivotal to this high-def media seeing off HD DVD, which was an add-on that Xbox 360 users simply didn’t want enough to make the special purchase of. Given that the PS4 is, as one might expect, a great deal better than its predecessor, we always knew that Blu-ray support would be forthcoming, but now, movie fans can enjoy some of their favorites in all three dimensions.
Although most of us have taken to the HD revolution over the past decade or so, it’s fair to say that the jury’s still very much out on 3D. Sure, some movies, particularly those of the animated kind, offer some wondrous special effects and truly enhance the experience. However, on the flip-side, 3D often feels like a token gesture that doesn’t really capture the imagination, and so while 3D Blu-rays continue to sell in steady numbers, many consumers remain unwilling to pay the extra wad for what they may view as a gimmick.
As is ever the case with newish consoles, the at-launch feature set tends to be greatly expanded upon as time goes on and both Sony and Microsoft seek to woo the masses, and today, Sony has done precisely that for early PS4 adopters.
Having enjoyed a strong first eight months on the retail market, outselling the Xbox One for the most part thanks to its cheaper, more powerful system, Sony has given PS4 owners another reason to smile with the roll-out of PS4 System Software 1.75.
Given that the Xbox One is already lagging behind in terms of sales and features, the PS4 just pulled out yet another trump card over its major adversary in the battle of the home entertainment systems, and after a series of pre-launch gaffes, you’d have to say that the Redmond has, for the most part, dug its own grave here.
Anyway, the new System Software is now available for PS4 users, so go grab it!