PS4 v1.72 Update Hitting "Soon" Will Improve Software Stability

No mention of new apps or features revealed by Sony.

Sony has announced that a new system software update for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 consoles will be released "soon". Version 1.72 for the PS4 and version 4.60 for the PS3 will improve the stability of the system software "during use of some features."

The news was posted on the official PlayStation Twitter account. It is not known if any new apps will be introduced in the updates. The previously released PS4 system software update, version 1.71, was launched on June 3.

Earlier updates to the PlayStation 4 system software have introduced a number of new features, including the SHAREfactory app and the option to preload games purchased digitally from the PlayStation Store.

The system will be getting a major new feature this summer in PlayStation Now, Sony's streaming game service. The feature is currently in beta and will be launched for the PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita, as well as certain Bravia TVs.

Are you a PS4 user who is running into system stability issues? Let us know in the comments below.

Zorine Te is an associate editor at GameSpot, and you can follow her on Twitter @ztharli
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Zorine “harli” Te is a long time competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

Discussion

177 comments
gunnmetal
gunnmetal

ouch thats another slap in the face right? looks like sony it making alot of money with little to no efforts or not listening to ponies in general. 

superdaveyboy
superdaveyboy

Only bug I've noticed is that while watching a move on netflix, etc., if my controller shuts off and then I turn it back on, I can't pause/fastforward/etc. without shutting off the app and restarting.

I still am not sold on the most recent apps organization... would be nice to organize by type, sort of like the ps3.

mr_azim
mr_azim

Yes.... background change please.

And let us sort our icons.  I Just want my games to appear first, I don't need everything jumbled up based on last-use.

Rebane
Rebane

I had the same problem with ps store, sometimes the PS4 would simple freeze.

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

I love my PS4 to death, but for real, WHERE is the MP3/DLNA support?  It shouldn't have taken this long to begin with.

trujillo126
trujillo126

the ps4 feels better with 1.72 update it runs faster now

Richie_Kotzev
Richie_Kotzev

let me access my pc  pictures, music and videos on the ps4. let me change the background (or at least let me change the color scheme), we need these features. please make the ps4 more customizable  . someone start a petition!!

rob19ny
rob19ny

I'm tired of these system/software stability updates. You know what we want Sony. Make it happen.

hystavito
hystavito

Anyone else recently notice their share feature is not automatically saving the last several minutes?  I don't remember if I ever used it that way before, but I thought it was supposed to do that.

hardrockr1979
hardrockr1979

The biggest stability issue I have is with Sony's own Music Unlimited. It likes to appear to be loading, but then just hangs consistently. I like the service though. As someone who purchases a lot of music, $10/month gives me unlimited access to all new music, and whatever music I discover. I used to spend more than $10 a week, instead of per month. PS4 sometimes does the same "hanging" when trying to access the store. Other than that its been solid for me.

Martyr77
Martyr77

I just want to change my background wallpaper on my PS4. Please make THAT update.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

How about you let me stream my music off my PC through my LAN/WAN network already?

Pretty basic feature... what gives?

(Also, screw Music Unlimited, I'm not buying my music 2wice)

justerthought
justerthought

Yet another PS4 update that improves system stability. Curing bugs in the system and preventing various hack exploits is always welcome and done with good intention, but it is becoming clear that PS4 is failing to acquire the broad range of features enjoyed by the PS3. The PS3 is a dream machine that plays anything and does it in supreme high quality.

We still don't have a way to enjoy our personal media library that we have legitimately paid for. All we have is MS style money grabbing streaming services which I refuse to use on principle because a lot of the content I already own and have paid good money for. It's not like they're offering an improvement in the shape of a remaster. The stuff they are streaming is off less quality than the originals I have sitting on my shelf.

I want CD and mp3 playback so I can play my music and create a convenient mp3 music player archive like the one on my PS3. I was a musician when younger and have a huge library of music compositions that I recorded in my home recording studio converted to high quality LAME joint stereo 320kbps mp3's. I own copyright on that music and Sony are preventing me from playing it on PS4. The audio circuitry inside the PS3 is far superior to my audiophile CD player, Mac computer or my rack mounted studio digital to analogue converters. I want the same on PS4.

I want a jpg photo viewer so I can view, zoom and pan around my HD digital photography and the HD holiday photos my sister sends me on USB pen drive. The PS3 had a perfect implementation using the joysticks. I want mp4 movie playback so I can play all my converted HD travel movies and all the HD gameplay movies I download from Youtube in order to help decide which game to buy next.

If Sony are just concentrating on making PS4 a pure games machine, that's fine, but if they are introducing multimedia streaming facilities, they have to include all the features I mention above. One thing is for sure, if Sony do give us full multimedia playback, they have to give us an external USB 3.0 hard drive facility, because space on the small PS4 internal hard drive is of premium value to store full game instals so we can run them smoothly and not have to continually erase them. PS4 will eventually fail and the Playstation brand will be severely damaged if Sony continue to offer multimedia streaming services without delivering full multimedia coverage.

balders74
balders74

I think most of these patches are to make drm etc more secure and stop piracy. 

balders74
balders74

be nice on next PS3 patch to be able to sort my games out in alphabetical order :-)

Also be nice after next Ps4 patch that my vita will connect again as after the last patch it no longer connects via remote play just says connecting and nothing happens.

guydude3412
guydude3412

Has Sony added anything except for preloading that isn't stability improvements?

Restivus
Restivus

The PlayStation 3 4.6 update is mandatory. If you don't update, you can't use any online services you may have paid for, namely Netflix.


The PS OS is the only OS I know of that instantly retroactively breaks features when it is updated.

JtheGrind
JtheGrind

I think not having folders, etc. are kind of a big deal...

Silviiwilvii
Silviiwilvii

Going to assume that when they say "fix system stability issues", it usually means the same thing as when they do the same sort of patch for the Vita.


Every time an exploit is found for the Vita, within a day or two, there is a new update for the Vita that fixes "system stability issues".  Coincidentally, the exploit is also patched when the firmware update is applied.


Not that I'm complaining.  Don't want the Vita/PS4 going the way of the PSP with it being the hacks/pirating wonderland and all.

Utnayan
Utnayan

Issues I currently have, which aren't that bad but annoying: 


1) Sometimes I go to the PS Store and it hangs with a Blue Screen until I hit the PS button and try again. Sometimes that allows me in, others I need to reboot and it lets me in. 


2) As others have said, I want to be able to sort my games into separate folders. If I could make folders saying, "Indie", "RPG", "FPS", "Other" that would work well. I could stick all my games into those four folders and it wouldn't be so cluttered. 


3) When I am at the menu, I would like to see how much time is left charged on my controller by just looking at the top of the main UI. 


pjdespaw
pjdespaw

The only issue I ever had with PSN was connectivity. Every single game I started on PSN would eventually drop connection. It never worked for me on PS3.


Anyone who has both who encountered the same issue on PS3 know if this is still an issue with PS4?

daviddiorio
daviddiorio

Where are the dashboard themes and wallpapers Sony? I wants colors!!!

C_A_G_E
C_A_G_E

The store did crash for me sometimes when it was loading. Did not happen often but wounder if that is fixed. 

Strangethings
Strangethings

Update already ran on my PS4 yesterday, so.... VERY "soon."

endorbr
endorbr

Never had any stability issues.  I'd just like to see a better dashboard that lets me sort the games so every game I have installed doesn't appear in a long line that I have to scroll thru.

kingbumi
kingbumi

Still waiting for the ability to change my PSN gamertag.

nitro73
nitro73

The only "stability" issues I am seeing on my PS4 is the slow start up sometimes. Other than that, I have had 1 problem with Tomb Raider, but that was it. Oh well, whatever helps.

homey_d_clown
homey_d_clown

I have had no stability issues on either my PS4 or XB0ne, both great systems so far.

Hey Gamespot when reviewing your games can you be honest and tell us which version is better and why?  This would really help Gamers like myself who have multiple console options.

steaminpotatoes
steaminpotatoes

Does it fix the disgusting prices of PlayStation Now ?

stickybun
stickybun

The dashboard is a hot mess. They really need to work on the organization throughout. The store… I have "Plus" why do I keep getting ads to upgrade to Plus? It's just sloppy.

SerJohnnyMenace
SerJohnnyMenace

Hey Sony ! You might want to fix some of your problems if you truly want to stay on top because so far, you have not given me a good reason to buy your PS4. I have a few suggestions :


1. Lower the price of the PS4 in Canada  back to $ 399.

2. Lower the prices of rental on that money grabbing gimmick called Playstation Now.

3. We all know how hard you've celebrated during last year's E3 when Microsoft announced their price for Xbox One at $ 499 but you don't need to be arrogant about it ! Just because your consoles are selling more than the Xbox Ones does not give you the right to screw over your loyal fans and customers. CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE !


http://youtu.be/LOxfBCmbG0o

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@Martyr77 !!! RIGHT!?

I was looking for 20 minutes the first day I had my system for that feature.

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

@justerthought To be fair, it took more than a while for the PS3 to get MP3/DLNA features.  I got the PS3 at launch, and lemmie tell you, it was a SHADOW of what it is now.

sluger1
sluger1

@homey_d_clown  that would spark the fanboyism big time PSN Ag3nt_Slug3r XBL Ag3nt Slug3r

Mr_Mark_Legion
Mr_Mark_Legion

@steaminpotatoes they are, but i can see how starting high and seeing what happens with demand and then going lower. it appears better than starting low, tons of ppl are getting into it and then they raise the price a bit since the lower starting point is the reference point ppl would use.

meatz666
meatz666

@stickybun PS3 has the same problem since 2010. I always subscribed to plus yearly, but it gets really confusing when the store keeps offering you the upgrade. Always makes me think "uh, maybe my plus expired?".

moneydakota
moneydakota

@SerJohnnyMenace oh really did u magically find out what sony is charging for playstation now? its in beta there is no announced price yet. they are clearly test prices to see public reaction and adjust from there. they are testing older games too when clearly they said high quality games would be available when its done. playstation now will not fail unless they stick to those crazy prices but i have an education i know they won't stick to those prices. just watch and see and if i turn out to be wrong ridicule me all you want but mark my words this service will not fail like the negative nancys think. there is too much money invested in it and it may have its bumps in the road to start out maybe but you will see. guess I'm just a positive person unlike the rest of the internet. 

Martyr77
Martyr77

@VenkmanPHD @Martyr77  I did the EXACT same thing!

meatz666
meatz666

@daikkenaurora12 @homey_d_clown Funny because they did in the past during the PS2 x Xbox x PC and PS3 x Xbox 360 x PC era. But to address the TS, PC will always be better (unless it's a very buggy, buggy port). For consoles, just compare fps and resolution between both. 

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

@Mr_Mark_Legion Actually think they had high prices intentionally. $40.00 for a half hour is really unreasonable and this is coming from a guy with Toggle as his avatar.