Playstation 4 System Software Update 1.61 adds new improvements

The latest Playstation 4 System Software Update has gone live and add a few neat touches.

System Software Update 1.61 adds the following

  • Picture quality during DVD playback has been improved
  • Wireless stereo headsets (CECHYA-0080 / CECHYA-0083 / CECHYA – 0086) and a stereo headset (CECHYA-0088) are now supported
  • You can mute the microphone for PlayStation Camera
  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved

The update is mandatory and at 350mb, the update is sizeable but the welcome changes somewhat help make up for the necessary evil.

The update comes on the back of the big news that the console has sold 5.3m units since launch. An incredibly impressive figure, considering the console hasn’t launched in, arguably, its biggest territory: Japan.

Expect a much bigger update within the next few weeks

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Ray Willmott

Ray is the founder and editor of Expansive. He is also a former Community Manager for Steel Media, and has written for a variety of gaming websites over the years. His work can be seen on Pocket Gamer,, Gfinity, and the Red Bull Gaming Column. He has also written for VG247, Videogamer, GamesTM, PLAY, and MyM Magazine,
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