PS4 System Software Update 3.0 Out September 30

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The latest PlayStation 4 system software update 3.0, codenamed Kenshin, is finally out this week. Sony announced the news on its blog.

“The 3.00 system software update on PS4, codename: Kenshin, will be available to download starting tomorrow, September 30th,” said John Koller, Vice President of Platforms Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America. “This update is focused on creating new ways to connect with friends and players around the world, expanding the social capabilities of the system even further.”

Earlier in the year, Sony allowed for data backups to external hard drives and automatic installation of updates to the PS4 via the 2.50 update. This time around, we’ll be on the receiving end of expanded cloud save size (10GB versus the current 1GB), YouTube live-streaming, PNG screenshots, community creation, stickers, the ability to tweet videos, and a whole lot more. You can check out our detailed breakdown of what to expect when it hits.

Although Sony’s updates have been stable, there’s no point running the risk of bricking your PS4 by rushing to get the 3.0 system software update. Like most updates, we’d recommend to wait a few days to see how it impacts most consoles before upgrading yourself.

With a price drop, a new Twitch app, and some of the better exclusives around, now is as good a time as any to get a PS4, and the 3.0 system software update appears to sweeten the deal.

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