Today the latest in a long line of system updates has just rolled out for the PS4. The patch notes for the PS4 System Update 2.51 (coming in at 245 MB) are hardly anything to write home about.

PS4 Update 2.51 Patch Notes

  • – System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • – Operation quality during use of some applications has been improved.

As you can see, the mandatory update does very little in regard to your PS4’s performance. Who knows how many features or applications ‘some’ describes? Don’t get me wrong, naturally I welcome a constantly evolving and improving platform as much as the next person, but one of the regular problems that SONY has consistently had with its PlayStation consoles is in relation to the frequency of said updates; especially updates with only minor effects.

Back in the day, it seemed like whenever I switched my PS3 on I was asked to perform a system update that could last anywhere from 2 minutes up to 20+. This actually used to put me off playing my PS3 because I didn’t want to wait another 20 minutes when I wanted to use the system or play a game. It seems that the PS4 is plagued with the same thing. On the Xbox One, we see updates going up on a monthly basis; updates which often contain a plethora of new features that the community have been asking for. Can’t the PS4 do the same? So, are you sick of the PS4’s constant supply of meager stability updates? Does SONY need to better manage what goes in an update and when? Or perhaps it’s simply none of your concern. Regardless, you know where to voice your opinion.