PS4 just like XB1 will need a Day ONE update!
If you thought you could just plug in and play your PlayStation 4 on day one, sorry to break the bad news but you have to wait until firmware update v1.50 installs first, but thankfully its only 300mb
If you unboxing your PlayStation 4 during the holiday season, make sure you going to do it nearby where you have nice fast stable Internet connection, as your shiny new black box by Sony will need to load up v1.50 of its system software before you can make full usage of all its features, here is the details:
Wow, look at that list, not even Blu-Ray or DVD movies will PLAY until you ACTIVATE your PS4 online and install this update!
NEWS SOURCE: PS4 System Software Update 1.50 Details (via) US PlayStation Blog