Sony this evening has released a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3.
Announced via Twitter, the new update numbered 4.53 adds only a few things to the PS3 repertoire.
PS3 system update 4.53 (optional) is available now, adds closed captions for Blu-ray Disc titles & DVDs and improved system stability.— PlayStation (@PlayStation) December 4, 2013
Fortunately for most users, this update is purely optional, but like most updates, firmware 4.53 improves system stability. With that in mind, this may be an update that some users may wish to download, since some consumers experience strange issues that most don't.
If you have experienced any issues recently with your PS3, let us know in the comments below if installing this firmware update helps alleviate those issues.