Next week's Playstation Releases

Here's everything launching on Playstation systems next week:

  • Atari Flashblack Classics Vol. 3 - PS4
  • Atelier Lydie & Quelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings - PS4
  • bit Dungeon + - PS4, PS Vita
  • Bridge Constructor Stunts - PS4
  • Code: Realize Bouquet of Rainbows - PS4
  • Code: Realize Future Blessings - PS Vita
  • Far Cry 5 - PS4
  • MLB The Show 18 - PS4
  • MX vs. ATV: All Out - PS4
  • Preta: Vendetta Rising - PS VR
  • Reverie - PS Vita
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon: Joyride - PS4
  • Tempest 4000 - PS4
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 - PS4

Media Create Hardware Sales

Switch - 54.342

PS4 - 22.627

3DS - 9.148

PS Vita - 3.644

Xbone - 154

Lgndary Thoughts - The End of Major PS4 Updates?

A major firmware update launched for Playstation 4 about a week ago bringing the system up to version 5.5. But while the update was considered a major one, the feature list begs to differ. What does that mean for software updates going forward? Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!

I’ve talked before about how the Xbox One does software updates much better, especially when it comes to how often they are released (average once a month). And I am often told the same thing in response: “The Xbox One is much more like a PC, which makes it a lot easier for Microsoft to push updates faster”. I don’t really buy that the architecture of the PS4 is holding Sony back in any serious way when it comes to speed, but that isn’t something that I am going to focus on today. Because Sony no longer just has a problem with the rate of updates, they have a problem with the quality of them as well.

Despite being a major update for the PS4, version 5.5 only served to introduce modest, mostly boring improvements. If I had to pick the most significant change that 5.5 brought, I would probably have to choose the ability to use images as a custom background (something that should have been available at launch). 

To compare, here is a look at a few features that were added to the Xbox One over the past few months:

  • Game hub information available in the guide
  • Ability to target specific achievements to unlock
  • Ability to save console settings to the cloud
  • Ability to gift games to friends

All of these additions are far more useful and interesting than anything that Sony has brought to the PS4 in awhile. And that is the issue, It wasn’t just 5.5 that was dull. PS4 updates have been lacking for a long time now, with most of them only offering behind the scenes improvements, over user level additions.

I can’t help but feel that Sony is simply done updating their console. To some, this may not be a big deal. I’m sure the PS5 is right around the corner after all. But there are still so many quality of life features that the PS4 could use, and I believe it is a mistake to be done with it where it is now. 

Next Week's Playstation Releases

Here is everything launching on Playstation systems next week!

  • A Way Out - PS4
  • Ark Park - PS VR
  • Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered - PS4
  • Assault Gunner HD Edition - PS4
  • Attack on Titan 2 - PS4
  • Audio Beats - PS VR
  • Don't Bite Me Bro! - PS4
  • Earthlock: Festival of Magic - PS4
  • Floor Plan - PS VR
  • Lunar Stone: Origin of Blood - PS VR
  • Mahjong Gold - PS4
  • Minefield - PS4
  • NeuroVoider - PS Vita
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - PS4
  • Octahedron - PS4
  • R.B.I. Baseball 18 - PS4
  • Titan Quest - PS4
  • Velocity 2X: Critical Mass Edition - PS4, PS Vita
  • Where Are My Friends? - PS4
  • World of Warriors - PS4

Media Create Hardware Sales

Switch - 45.084

PS4 - 28.363

3DS - 10.248

PS Vita - 5.476

Xbone - 182

This Week's Playstation Releases

Here is everything launching for Playstation systems this week:

  • The 25th Ward: The Silver Case - PS4
  • Alchemist's Castle - PS4
  • The American Dream - PS VR
  • Armello - PS4
  • Beast Quest - PS4
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered - PS4
  • The Council - PS4
  • Cruz Brothers - PS4
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection - PS4
  • Gal Gunvolt Burst - PS4
  • Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms - PS Vita
  • The Long Reach - PS4
  • Maria the Witch - PS4
  • NeuroVoider - PS Vita
  • Pure Farming 2018 - PS4
  • Q.U.B.E. 2 - PS4
  • The Raven Remastered - PS4
  • Surviving Mars - PS4
  • Tesla vs. Lovecraft - PS4
  • Zeus Quest Remastered - PS4

PS4 System Software Update 5.5 Is Now Live

Sony has released a new system software update for the PS4 today, bringing the console up to version 5.5. 

Here are the improvements that came with this update:

  • As a family manager, parent, or guardian, you can now monitor your child’s time played (the amount of time they’ve spent logged in to the PlayStation 4) and set restrictions accordingly. To manage play time settings for each child, select (Settings) > [Parental Controls/Family Management] > [Family Management].
  • [PlayStation Plus] will now appear if you were ever a PlayStation Plus subscriber. You can keep track of all your free PS Plus games.
  • You can now hide games and applications you no longer need from [Purchased]. Highlight a game or application, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Do Not Show Content Item in [Purchased]].
  • [Supersampling Mode] has been added to (Settings) > [Sound and Screen] > [Video Output Settings]. Enable this mode to improve image quality in some games when your PlayStation 4 Pro is connected to a TV with 2K resolution or lower. This setting is available only on PlayStation 4 Pro.
  • You can now customize logos and backgrounds with your favorite images. On the image selection screen, select image files from a USB storage device.
  • On the quick menu, (Online Friends) has been changed to (Friends). From here, you can view online Friends and custom lists.
  • Music playback functions on the quick menu have been improved.
  • You can now create events from the team profile screen. On the screen, select [Events] > [Create Event for This Team].
  • Easily find games that can be played on PlayStation VR from the home screen or (Library). (PS VR) appears next to supported games.
  • You can now delete notifications. Select (Notifications) to display the notifications list, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Delete].
  • You can now choose who can view the list of players you follow and who can view the list of your followers separately. Select (Settings) > [Account Management] > [Privacy Settings] > [Friends | Connections].

Media Create Hardware Sales

Switch - 45.083

PS4 - 26.569

3DS - 11.340

PS Vita - 6.518

Xbone - 264

Limited Edition God of War PS4 Pro Revealed

Launching April 20th, the limited edition God of War PS4 Pro bundle will include the following for a price of $400:

  • PS4 Pro console inspired by Kratos’ Axe
  • Leviathan Gray DualShock 4
  • Physical copy of God of War
  • Digital content

Next Week's Playstation Releases

Here is everything launching on Playstation systems next week!

  • Audio Beats - PS VR 
  • Bravo Team - PS VR
  • DJMax Respect - PS4
  • Fear Effect Sedna - PS4
  • Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition - PS4
  • Frantics - PS4
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm - PS4
  • Midnight Deluxe - PS4, PS Vita
  • North - PS4, PS Vita
  • One Eyed Kutkh - PS4, PS Vita
  • Rangi - PS VR
  • Root Double - Before Crime After Days: Xtend Edition - PS Vita
  • Scribblenauts Showdown - PS4
  • TT Isle of Man: Ridge on the Edge - PS4
  • Way of the Passive Fist - PS4