It looks like Japan might be getting a taste of North America's launch day woes in the form of firmware updates soon. A post on Sony's PlayStation community site mentioned that the PlayStation 4's 1.6 update has been delayed until February 22, coinciding with the system's release in its home territory. Poster ungodly0529 had this to say, citing "inside sources" that promised more information about support for the company's own PULSE headset line soon:
"Well it seems recently from inside sources that the update we are anticipating has a date. PS4 update 1.6 to be released on FEB 22, 2014 alongside the plan debut of Playstation 4 in Japan. There will be talk about the headset soon but the update was pushed to the 22nd, I hope this little bit of information helps everyone out."
The update was originally leaked by product listings for Sony's new PlayStation Gold wireless headset by Play-Asia and Best Buy on their respective websites. The listing has been removed by Best Buy, but any potential pressure from Sony hasn't scared Play-Asia into doing the same. Sporting 7.1 surround sound on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 systems, the headset requires PS3 update 4.20 or the rumored PS4 1.6 update. If this release date holds true, we can expect an official announcement from Sony fairly soon.