PS4 update details revealed, Sony reports console sales figures of 7 million

Saqib Shah
April 17, 2014

Details of the features on the upcoming Playstation 4 update 1.70 have been revealed alongside the rising sales figures for the next-gen console.

Version 1.70 will add the SHAREfactory application that, like  Xbox  One’s Upload Studio, gives much more control over editing game clips before they are shared. You will be able to edit and trim gameplay footage, as before, but also add text, stickers and video commentary if you have a  PlayStation Camera. You will also be able to add your own music.

The update, as previously revealed, will add the option to turn-off HDCP copy protection over HDMI – allowing you to output Full HD video to an external recording device. And you will be able to export your shared gameplay videos or screengrabs to a USB drive or stick.

PS4  system software v1.70 will also up the resolution of Twitch and Ustream broadcasting to 720p. And you will be able to download pre-ordered titles prior to their release date, for them to unlock at the correct time. This means you’ll be able to play them immediately and not have to wait for them to finish installing.

Unlike Microsoft (which has thus far remained relatively silent about the Xbox One’s popularity), Sony has once again provided an update on the official sales figures of its next-gen console.

The Japanese manufacturer has  announced that by 6 April it sold a staggering seven million  PS4  consoles worldwide and 20.5 million games – that’s an average of almost three games per customer.

“On behalf of the entire global team at PlayStation, I want to thank you for your unprecedented support and for making  PS4  your next-generation console of choice,” said Sid Shurman, PlayStation’s social media manager. “We couldn’t have done this without you! And please keep the feedback coming: we are listening.”


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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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