Sony may have made it easier than ever to download and install incremental updates with the PlayStation 4, but that hasn’t prevented it from pushing out seemingly meaningless patches. SCEE community manager Chris Owen confirmed earlier this morning that firmware update v1.61 is available now, stating that it adds “general enhancements to the system’s stability”.
We suspect that this is merely a fix for the recent v1.60, which added Pulse headset support to the next generation device. If you turn on your console now, the update should start downloading immediately. Alternatively, you can put your system in standby, and it’ll do all of the heavy lifting for you. You can find out how to do that courtesy of our PS4 background download guide.