PS4 Update 5.03 Out Now, Here's What It Does (Not Much)

Sony's latest PS4 patch promises to improve system performance.

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PlayStation 4's latest firmware update is available to download now, but don't expect it to do all that much. According to Sony, system update 5.03 "improves system performance." The patch weighs in at around 375 MB, and it's mandatory to install--just turn your PS4 on and the update should begin downloading automatically.

The new update is minor compared to the latest big patch, version 5.0, which was released in October. That included improvements and new features based around the console's in-built streaming capabilities, as well as an enhanced Friends List, more versatile Quick Menu, and an overhauled parental control features.

We recently evaluated how well Sony's console did during 2017 in our PS4 report card feature. We thought the console had a good year, but not a great one--though its total sales have been impressive. In more good news for the system, Sony hinted at PSX that we may be able to change our PSN usernames within a year.

For more on the PlayStation celebration, check out the biggest PS4 news from PSX 2017. For more on our end-of-year Sony coverage, meanwhile, keep an eye out for our take on the five best PS4 games of 2017, which is coming in just a few hours.

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