PS4 – Update 1.50 Now Live, Can Run Off USB Drive

Sony has released the Day One Update 1.50 for the PS4, ahead of its November 15 launch in North America.

Users can now download the 308MB download and run if off a USB drive, which will save all the launch day installation screens.

The following comes directly from Sony’s PS4 Update 1.50 installation site:

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 [Update 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.

In case you missed it, we posted the PS4 features and interface detailed here.

The PS4 releases November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe and everywhere else.

Are you excited?