The new PlayStation updates arriving today can be downloaded and installed right now as part of the latest round of PS4 and PS5 System Software patches from Sony.

Firmware version 9.60 for PS4 has been paired with the release of Version 22.01-05.10 on PlayStation 5 consoles, both weighing in at different sizes.

But while one will take a little longer to download and install, both appear to be very similar in their goals for the Sony ecosystem. Here’s what we know so far regarding today’s PlayStation patch releases for PS4 and PS5 consoles and systems.

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PS4 SYSTEM SOFTWARE UPDATE 9.60

While New Trophy options and a Game Base overhaul were released last month by Sony as part of its latest feature launch, May’s first major system patch looks to be a lot less exciting. The new update is rolling out right now and will be going live region-to-region throughout the day.

Sony has provided a list of patch notes for today’s release, but like in the past, they have kept details to a minimum. While some updates warrant large notes listing everything that has changed, the May 12 list is more low-key and offers one tidbit of news for fans to follow:

  • This system software update improves system performance.

Unless there are significant issues flagged by console users, this looks set to be the only news we will receive regarding today’s PlayStation 4 launch worldwide.

PS5 UPDATE 22.01-05.10

It’s a similar story in regards to today’s PS5 System Software, with Sony listing these items as part of the official patch notes:

  • This system software update improves system performance.

Last month also saw Sony start to roll out its new Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support on PS5, limited to HDMI 2.1 VRR-compatible TVs and PC monitors. For those who might not have encountered it before, VRR dynamically syncs the refresh rate of the display to the PS5 console’s graphical output, a feature that already exists on other platforms. Sony says that VRR enhances visual performance for PS5 games, but is only available in certain titles for now.