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Sony Ends Production of Most PS4 Models

Bart Swiatek, 05 January 2021, 19:20

Sony has discontinued several PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro models. Only the basic version of the Japanese 8th-gen console will remain on sale.

PS5 Crushed by Switch in Japan; Worst Launch in History of Sony Consoles

Musiol, 05 January 2021, 15:51

The poor availability of PS5 in Japan annoyed the local gamers. The choir of discontent was joined by analysts who presented sales data for Sony's console, suggesting that the Japanese company has given up its home market.

Record Amount of 3.4 Million PS5 Units Delivered to Stores

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 December 2020, 19:56

DigiTimes reports that Sony has shipped 3.4 million units of PlayStation 5 to the stores. This data, although unconfirmed, seems to be in line with the information provided so far.

Here's a Cool PS2-themed PS5 Design for Console's 30th Anniversary

Bart Swiatek, 23 December 2020, 14:43

To celebrate PlayStation's 30th birthday, Reddit user whattheefth has prepared a PlayStation 5 design inspired by the appearance of PlayStation 2.

PS4 Pro Disappears From Sony's Store; Most Likely End of Production

Bart Swiatek, 21 December 2020, 13:08

PlayStation Direct will no longer offer PlayStation 4 Pro. All indications are that Sony has taken the device out of production.

How Scalpers Threaten the Development of PlayStation 5

EnVakker, 17 December 2020, 21:41

It turns out that groups of users wmo purchase PS5 from online stores in bulk can seriously damage the financial performance of the entire ninth generation.

PlayStation Direct Coming to Europe; PS5 Available Directly From Sony

Jacob Blazewicz, 14 December 2020, 20:10

PlayStation Direct coming to Europe. This is evidenced by the job offer for a Sony Store Director (directly linked to PlayStation Network) on our continent.

PS5 Second-hand Sales Much Better Than Xbox Series X/S

Sodar, 11 December 2020, 17:07

On the aftermarket PlayStation 5 sells almost twice as well as Microsoft's competitors. Almost 60,000 copies of next-gen consoles have found their way to the StockX auction website.

Parody of Eminem's Song Mocks PS5 Shortages

Bart Swiatek, 07 December 2020, 11:55

A parody of a song by the famous rapper Eminem appeared online. The spot refers to Christmas and ridicules problems with the availability of PlayStation 5 consoles.

Sony Just Released a Firmware Update for PlayStation 3

Karol Laska , 03 December 2020, 20:59

Sony Interactive Entertaiment has prepared a real surprise for the users of its consoles today, releasing a new firmware update for... PlayStation 3.

PS5 Pro May Have A Dual GPU

Musiol, 03 December 2020, 18:40

A patent filed by Sony indicates that PS5 Pro with two GPUs is under consideration. The console would offer a significant increase in computing power.

Dirty Spots Are Definitely Not The Black PS5 Users Hoped For

Bart Swiatek, 01 December 2020, 17:16

Some owners of Sony's next-gen platform report strange, dirty spots on their console. Worse still, the dirt cannot always be removed.

PS5s Differ in Noise Volume Depending on Installed Fan

Bart Swiatek, 01 December 2020, 13:56

The editors of French website Les Numeriques have put several PlayStation 5 consoles together and discovered that some PS5 sub-models are equipped with a different, slightly louder fan.

PS5 With Record-breaking Launch in the UK

Musiol, 01 December 2020, 13:08

PlayStation 5 breaks sales records. Information from the UK market shows that Sony's latest console has outbid the great result achieved by PS4 and bested its direct competitor, the Xbox Series X|S.

eBay Battles Offers Selling PS5 Photos

Bebop, 29 November 2020, 19:19

Continuation of the story about PlayStation 5 shortages. This time, unfair users are auctioning console's photos. They hope that those looking for the device will not read the description and make a impulsive purchase. eBay decided to tackle the problem.

Sony Blocks PS5 for Selling Access to PS Plus Collection

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 November 2020, 18:14

Thousands of players have been banned and a few PlayStation 5s have lost access to online features in recent days. The reason? Selling access to games from PlayStation Plus Collection by some „resourceful” gamers.

PS5 Update Removes Spontaneous Game Uninstallation and Controller Issues

Adrian Werner, 27 November 2020, 13:32

PlayStation 5 received update 20.02-02.26.00. Thanks to it, the console will no longer remove games from the drive without our knowledge. Also problems with charging the controller will disappear.

PS5 Shortages Ridiculed in Fan-made Advertising

Bart Swiatek, 26 November 2020, 13:04

A short film, prepared by PlayStation fans, who ridicule console shortages, appeared on the web.

PS5 With Best Debut in PlayStation's History

Adrian Werner, 26 November 2020, 10:24

The launch of PS5 was a great success. The device recorded a better debut than any previous PlayStation family console.

Scalpers are Buying Up PS5s; Their Stocks Are Bigger Than in Stores

EnVakker, 24 November 2020, 19:09

There have been reports of organized groups buying up PS5 consoles to sell them later for profit.

Coil Whine in Your PS5? You Might Look for A Displaced Sticker

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 November 2020, 21:52

Are you having problems with the volume of PlayStation 5? There's a chance that the discovery of Frank Keienburg from Supercell might help. After dismantling the console the developer found a rather unexpected cause of coil whine.

Amazon Customers Get Cat Food and Massage Devices Instead of PS5

Paul Wozniak, 20 November 2020, 21:38

Amazon customers report that instead of the PlayStation 5 they receive parcels containing cat food and toys.

HDMI in PS5 Slower Than in Xbox Series X

Sodar, 20 November 2020, 19:55

Info has come to light that the HDMI connection in PlayStation 5 is not fully compliant with the 2.1 standard and has lower bandwidth than Xbox Series X. Is Sony offering a worse cable, or are the console or its software at fault?

„Other” Takes Up to 100 GB of PS5's Storage; What's That and How to Free It?

Christian Pieniazek, 20 November 2020, 16:14

PlayStation 5 has a relatively small SSD, with sometimes as much as 100GB of SSD being taken up by mysterious 'Other'. As it turns out, there is a simple way to get rid of most of this mysterious data.

It'll be Long Time Before Games Will Show the Full Potential of PS5

Christian Pieniazek, 20 November 2020, 14:07

Jim Ryan, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, says that we will have to wait quite some time for games that will show us the full potential of the PS5 console. The developers need time to harness the new platform, and over a hundred million PS4 owners cannot be left hanging.

PS5 Outsells XSX/S in Japan, But Both Are Sold Out

Michael Kulakowski, 18 November 2020, 22:52

In the first few days after launch, PS5 sales in Japan were more than five times higher than that of Xbox Series X/S. During that period, Sony's new console found almost 120 thousand buyers.

London Metro Station Celebrates the Launch of PS5

Milosz Szubert, 18 November 2020, 22:32

The Oxford Circus station of London metro has changed its entry signs to ones inspired by PlayStation controller buttons. This was done for tomorrow's launch of PlayStation 5 in the UK.

40 Years of Console Hitory in One Picture

Sodar, 17 November 2020, 20:36

One Reddit user showed his gaming experience in one picture. It shows 30 consoles - both the cutting-edge PS5 and Xbox X/S and devices from almost 40 years ago.

PS5 Update Aims to Improve Stability

Adrian Werner, 17 November 2020, 19:44

The PlayStation 5 console received patch 20.02-02.25.00. It is to improve the stability of the device and prepare the platform for launch in Europe.

Downloading Bug on PS5 Requires Console Data Wipe

Bart Swiatek, 17 November 2020, 19:12

Players who already have a copy of their PS5 report a serious mistake that can permanently block the ability to download games and applications in some situations. One solution seems to be to restore the console to its factory settings.

PlayStation 5 in Black; Fans Paint the Consoles on Their Own

Bartlomiej Sagan, 16 November 2020, 14:27

Many people were disappointed when it turned out that the PS5 would be available only in white. Subsequently, some fans decided to paint the console in their preferred color on their own.

First (Few) Dead PS5s Reported

Musiol, 13 November 2020, 13:01

Shortly after the release of the PS5 in the USA and Japan, the first reports about the falling consoles appeared on the web. However, there are not too many of them, which gives hope that Sony has made sure the quality of its device is top notch.

Games Available in PS Plus Collection Playable on Both PS5 and PS4

Karol Laska , 12 November 2020, 22:19

It turns out that we will also be able to play games included in the PS Plus Collection on PlayStation 4, but we will need PlayStation 5 to access it.

PS5 Has a Hidden Web Browser

Christian Pieniazek, 12 November 2020, 22:13

One of the features that the PlayStation 5 lacks is an easily accessible web browser. But as it turns out, the console has a hidden application that enables us to surf the web... under certain conditions.

PS5 Launch in Selected Countries; Availability Issues and Crazy Prices

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 November 2020, 15:16

PlayStation 5 has debuted in selected countries. However, it is currently impossible to purchase the console unless on auction sites where vendors set outrageously high prices.

PS5 Re-introduces Wishlists in PS Store

Musiol, 11 November 2020, 14:51

As predicted, the wishlists returned to PlayStation Store. For now, however, only on PS5.

Sony Remembers; Free PS5 for First Owner of PS4 and PS4 Pro

Adrian Werner, 11 November 2020, 14:11

Joey Chiu, one of PlayStation's most devoted fans, was appreciated by Sony. The company presented him with a PS5 along with all its launch titles.

Sony Explains Why the PS5 Doesn't Support 1440p

Musiol, 10 November 2020, 22:42

The shortcomings of PS5's system are due to Sony's philosophy of console development. Can something change in this aspect? Yes, but there is one condition - you have to inform the Japanese company that there is a need for the change.

No SSD Revolution in PS5; Xbox Series X Loads Games Faster

Bart Swiatek, 10 November 2020, 16:32

Tests conducted by internet users and industry journalists show that, contrary to expectations, Xbox Series X handles the loading of games better than PlayStation 5 - despite the theoretically slower SSD used in Microsoft's console.

PS5 Designer: „It was Supposed to be Even Bigger”

Bart Swiatek, 10 November 2020, 14:33

PlayStation 5's designer Yujin Morisawa said in a press interview that his initial plans were for the PS5 to be even bigger than the device that would eventually appear on the market.

PlayStation 5 Without 8K and VRR Support on Launch

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 November 2020, 19:49

The editors of Digital Foundry had the opportunity to test the capabilities of PlayStation 5. The following report shows that for now Sony's new console does not support 8K resolution and VRR and ALLM functions.

Account Sharing Will be Even Easier on PS5

Musiol, 09 November 2020, 16:18

PS5 will simplify sharing accounts with other people. This way we can still share digital versions of games with our friends.

PS5 Interface Presentation; Quicker, Better, but Not Perfect

Musiol, 08 November 2020, 20:05

An editor of Digital Foundry has prepared a short video, in which he presents and discusses PS5's system menu.

PS5 Will Introduce Gameplay Timer

Frozen, 07 November 2020, 22:10

Sony will introduce a new feature on PlayStation 5: a gameplay timer. This feature, well known to Steam and Nintendo Switch users, will enable us to see how many hours you've spent in a given title.

PS5 for the Lazy; Set Graphics and Difficulty Through Console System

Musiol, 06 November 2020, 19:11

Further information on PS5's menu appears. Players have discovered an option that few mentioned. The enables us to change game settings directly in the system.

Sony Releases Series of PS5 Tutorial Videos

Milosz Szubert, 06 November 2020, 14:38

Three videos were released on the official PlayStation support channel on YouTube as an introduction to PlayStation 5. The platform will debut in on November 12 or 19, depending on the region.

Sony Confirms No SSD Expansion for PS5 Right After Launch

Karol Laska , 06 November 2020, 11:29

Sony has confirmed earlier reports that claimed the PlayStation 5 console will not offer the option expand SSD memory right after launch.

PS5 Pre-order Limit Reached in Japan

Milosz Szubert, 05 November 2020, 19:28

The official Japanese PlayStation blog informed that the limit of PlayStation 5 consoles that could be pre-ordered in this country has been reached. In addition, it was announced that Sony's next-gen won't be available in stores due to the coronavirus.

PS5 Without Support for 1440p

Musiol, 05 November 2020, 11:09

Monitor owners who were planning to buy the PS5 will not be happy. Sony confirmed that its latest console will not support the popular resolution.

DualSense Will Have Removable Front Panel

Bart Swiatek, 03 November 2020, 19:01

A video that appeared on the web shows some new details about PlayStation 5's DualSense controller, such as the removable front panel.