You can play games while the day-one PS4 patch downloads

2:00 PM on 10.28.2013

Jordan Devore

Managing Editor

Or make a sandwich

Those first few moments after you've unpacked a new console can be downright thrilling, but in a connected world, having to get updates before you can start playing games is a real mood killer. The PlayStation 4's 300MB day-one update can be downloaded in the background while playing single-player titles, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed.

The patch itself includes such functionality as online multiplayer, Blu-ray and DVD playing, and game footage recording. Here's hoping the actual install time isn't terribly long.

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