PS4 update 9.00 slows down some consoles
If you’ve noticed issues since downloading Update 9.00, you’re not alone.
PlayStation 4 update 9.00 went live earlier this week, giving the next-gen console a number of new features. However, despite a score of only 490.2MB, it seems to cause a lot of problems for some players.
From streaming video, accessing online, and even just starting games, the 9.00 update may cause more problems than it solves, but Sony has yet to recognize these performance issues.
“It set up pretty quickly for me, but god damn it, my console was slow after that. I had to reboot to even be able to play a game.” says Siebe_13. Another user replies that the slowdown means he can’t watch TV and YouTube through his PS4 since the update. The web browser has also been hit, as a few users say they can’t play videos either.
While less common than complaints about video streaming, some also say the update crashes their consoles. It seems those who get the worst are on basic PS4, rather than PS4 Pro. Some in the responses accuse Sony of “enforced obsolescence”, but given the notorious difficulty in getting a PS5 through official channels (and therefore in a way that Sony would actually benefit), many are skeptical of this claim.
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