Back on 19 March, Sony had said that it was working on a PS4 update that would bring major changes, including the ability to export captures to USB devices and the much-requested removal of HDCP. The electronics giant hasn't said much about the update since then, and an entire month has passed.

However, citing information from an industry insider, a new report from PSU now indicates that the much-awaited 1.7 firmware update might actually start rolling out next week.

Apart from this, PlayStation's English community manager, Chris Owen, caught the gaming community's attention today with a tweet that he sent out. Check it out below.

The tweet is being seen as an indication that the much-awaited PS4 update rollout is around the corner.

Adding more weight to this hint from Owen was information from reputed NeoGAF user, Tidux, who went on to talk about the new firmware, adding that there are "plans to announce this week, and release the next".

Apart from stability fixes, Tidux said that the update might also bring game sorting abilities and more.

In other PS4 news, a new report from GameSpot says that Sony has begun selling individual PlayStation 4 parts for local gamers in Japan. Even though the service won't allow players to build the console up from scratch, it will still come in handy when gamers are looking for a spare HDD bay bracket or a power cord.

There is no word on whether the service will be coming to the US or Europe.