PlayStation®4 PC System Software Update Method – PlayStation®

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Support: System Software Updates

PlayStation®4 System Software Version 1.51

Perform a new installation of the system software

This procedure is for initializing your PS4™ system and performing a new installation of the system software, such as for when you replace the hard disk drive.

  • Be careful when using an update file for reinstallation. All users and all data will be deleted.

The following things are needed to perform the update:

  • PlayStation®4 system
  • Computer connected to the Internet
  • USB storage device, such as a USB* flash drive
    * There must be 1 GB of free space.

    • On the USB storage device, create folders for saving the update file.
      Using a computer, create a folder named “PS4”. Inside that folder, create another folder named “UPDATE”.
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    • Download the update file, and save it in the “UPDATE” folder you created in step 1.
      Save the file with the file name “PS4UPDATE.PUP”.
      Download NowClick to start the download.
    • Turn off the power of your PS4™ system completely.
      Check that the power indicator is not lit. If the power indicator is lit up in orange, touch the power button on the PS4™ system for at least 7 seconds (until the system beeps a second time).
    • Connect the USB storage device that the update file is saved on to your PS4™ system, and then touch the power button for at least 7 seconds.
      The PS4™ system starts in safe mode
    • Select [Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software)].
      Follow the screens to complete the update.
  • If your PS4™ system does not recognize the update file, check that the folder names and file name are correct. Enter the folder names and file name in single-byte characters using uppercase letters.

PlayStation®4 PC System Software Update Method – PlayStation®.

Grand Theft Auto V Xbox 360 and PS3 Installation Requirements !

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Does Grand Theft Auto V have any special install requirements?

Grand Theft Auto V is the largest and most ambitious game we have yet created, and takes full advantage of every ounce of processing power available in the current generation of consoles.

In order to provide the best possible experience for such a massive and detailed world, the game will have installation requirements on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 systems.

For Xbox 360, Grand Theft Auto V will ship on two discs; Disc 1 will be used for a one-time mandatory install and Disc 2 will be used to play the game. After the install, players will be able to enjoy both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online without any need to switch discs.

This initial install will require an Xbox 360 Hard Drive or an external 16GB USB flash drive with at least 8 GB of free space. If using a USB flash drive it must be at least USB 2.0 with a minimum 15mb/s read speed and formatted for Xbox 360 use. A new USB flash drive is recommended to ensure optimum performance.

For PlayStation®3, the game ships on one disc and will install content as soon as you insert the game. The install is roughly 8GB, and players will be able to play as soon as the install is complete.

I have the Xbox 360 4GB or Xbox 360 Arcade/Core system so I don’t have 8GB free.  Can I play Grand Theft Auto V on Xbox 360 by installing to a hard drive or USB flash drive?

You can install Grand Theft Auto V to an Xbox 360 hard drive or USB flash drive (sold separately) on Xbox 360.

For further information about how to add a hard drive to your Xbox 360 system, please see:

For details about formatting and using a USB flash drive on your Xbox 360, please refer to:

Grand Theft Auto V Xbox 360 and PS3 Installation Requirements – Rockstar Support.

Microsoft preps two Xbox 720 consoles !

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Over at Kotaku they heard Microsoft is working on two Xbox 720 consoles. One model will focus on being as cheap as possible, it will be positioned more along the lines of a set-top box and may be targeted as a Kinect-themed gaming portal, while a more fully-featured Xbox 720 is expected to deliver an optical drive, a HDD and backward compatibility with the 360.

“It’s…believed that Microsoft will continue its successful two SKU strategy”, the story claimed, “and indeed take it much further with its new platform: a pared down machine is to be released as cheaply as possible, and positioned more along the lines of a set-top box (the use of 360 as a Netflix viewing platform in the US is colossal) and perhaps as a Kinect-themed gaming portal, while a more fully-featured machine with optical drive, hard disk and backward compatibility aimed at the hardcore would be released at a higher price-point.”

Skyrim 360 installed texture glitch being fixed

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Bethesda have revealed that it is working on a patch to fix a glitch related to low-details textures on the Xbox 360 version of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

If you install the game to your 360 hard drive, an error is triggered in which the game is unable to load up high-detail textures, leaving you blurry visuals.

Over at Bethesda’s official forums, the developers have tried to explain the bug and how it relates to the features of the 360′s hard drive caching.

Skyrim uses a lot of dynamic streaming systems, including textures. We’ve seen a few reports of certain textures temporarily scaling down on the Xbox 360, and not scaling back up. We have verified that this issue does not occur when playing off the disk and when the game is fully cached (not installed). Skyrim makes heavy use of the Xbox 360 caching system, and caches over the normal course of play while in menus or interiors. This cache can be wiped when other games are played or when the user manually removes it. We’re working on a solution in the next title update for those who have installed the game.

The simple fix at the moment is to delete the game’s install file from your Hard Drive until the title update is released.

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