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New PS5 as Seen by Digital Foundry; Cooling Passes the Test

Jacob Blazewicz, 17 September 2021, 17:40

The editors of Digital Foundry and Gamer Nexus tested the new model of PlayStation 5. The conclusion? The refreshed version of the console does not differ from the previous ones.

Black PS5 Would be a Good Match; Sony Unveils Pulse 3D Headphones Midnight Black

Sodar, 16 September 2021, 15:37

Sony has unveiled a new color for its Pulse 3D wireless headphones. As with the DualSense pad, they will be available for purchase in Midnight Black. Maybe a black PS5 to match them will be coming next?

Firmware 9.0 Enables Us to Browse PS5 Trophies on PS4

Hubert Sledziewski, 15 September 2021, 16:51

PlayStation 4 has received system update 9.0, which adds a highly anticipated feature. Starting today, you can view trophies from PS5 on PS4.

Big PlayStation 5 Update Coming Tomorrow With M.2 SSD Support [UPDATED]

GRG, 15 September 2021, 15:35

Tomorrow, the latest and second major system update for the PlayStation console will be available for download. It will introduce significant new features.

New PS5 Not as Hot as Suggested

bachehe, 10 September 2021, 12:48

Thanks to the new cooling system, the CPU in the refreshed PS5 will be slightly cooler, but at the expense of RAM temperatures.

PS5 Exceeded PlayStation 4 Sales in Japan

Adrian Werner, 09 September 2021, 14:10

The PlayStation 5 needed only nine months to cross the threshold of one million units sold in Japan. Thus, the console is faring better than the PS4.

SSDs Tested in PS5; No Major Differences in Performance Found

Paul Musiolik, 08 August 2021, 19:17

Digital Foundry tested the performance of SSDs in PlayStation 5 in PS4 and PS5 games, as well as transferring data between the internal and test drives.

Nostalgic Gamer Repainted PS5 in PS1 Grey - See Photos

Hubert Sledziewski, 06 August 2021, 19:44

A PlayStation fan decided to give his PS5 a little color and painted the console and its DualSense gray. Thanks to this the device resembles the PS1.

PS5 Broke Even and Started to Turn Profit for Sony

Nicek, 05 August 2021, 17:18

Sony has confirmed that the standard version of PlayStation 5 broke even. So the Japanese company has reasons to be happy.

Sony Boasts Impressive Results for PS4, PS5 and PS Plus

Adrian Werner, 04 August 2021, 13:10

Sony has disclosed updated sales figures for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles, as well as the number of PS Plus subscribers.

WD_BLACK SN850 is the Second SSD Compatible With PS5

Paul Musiolik, 31 July 2021, 21:55

Western Digital has confirmed that its WD_BLACK SN850 SSD with heatsink is fully compatible with the PS5 after the recent console firmware update.

PS4 Firmware 9.0 Adds Option to Browse Trophies From PS5 Games

Paul Musiolik, 31 July 2021, 21:37

Sony has released a test firmware update to version 9.0 on PS4, which enables us to preview trophies from games released on PS5.

PS5 Will Support Internal SSDs; Sony Tests New Firmware

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 July 2021, 16:54

PlayStation 5 will finally enable us to add an internal SSD. For now, it's only in beta of the console's new update, but Sony has already revealed what models we should be looking for.

PS5 is Sony's Fastest-selling Console; Decent Results for Exclusives

Hubert Sledziewski, 28 July 2021, 19:26

Sony Interactive Entertainment has shown off the sales figures for the PlayStation 5 console. We've also learned how some of the games available on PS5 are faring, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Returnal and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

Sony „Slimmed Down” PlayStation 5 Digital

Michael Kulakowski, 20 July 2021, 19:54

Documentation available on the web indicates that Sony will begin shipping a new version of the PlayStation 5 Digital console to stores at the end of this month. The changes made by the manufacturer are minimal, but have translated into reduced weight.

Massive PS4 Mining Rig Was Used for FIFA Ultimate Team Coins

Adam Krolak, 18 July 2021, 20:53

What was thought to be a crypto mine turned out to be a bot farm mining FIFA Ultimate Team coins. There's new information on the thousands of PS4 consoles found in Ukrainian warehouse.

PS4 and Xbox One Shortage in the US

Adrian Werner, 12 July 2021, 12:32

There have been big problems with getting new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles and DualShock 4 gamepads in the U.S. for a while now, with most major stores not offering them, or used pieces of they do.

Tons of PS4s Discovered in Crypto Mine in Ukraine

Eklerek, 12 July 2021, 11:52

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) discovered a huge cryptocurrency mine consisting primarily of PlayStation 4 consoles. Criminals found a way to turn it into a profitable business.

PS5 Firmware 21.01-03.21.00 Improves Performance

Jacob Blazewicz, 08 July 2021, 15:44

Firmware 21.01-03.21.00 for PlayStation 5 is now available for download. The new update focuses on improving the performance of the console.

PS4 Firmware 8.52 Available for Download

Szarmancki, 22 June 2021, 18:22

Firmware update numbered 8.52 has been released for the PlayStation 4 console. Owners of the aforementioned hardware did not receive much, but the fact that Sony continues to support it is encouraging.

PS5 System Update Solves DualSense Battery Problem

Patryk Lukasz Kubiak, 10 June 2021, 13:53

PlayStation 5 and the DualSense controller got a software update. The list of changes introduced by Sony is short, but the update should positively affect the experience of owners of the company's latest console.

Sony Said to be Working on New PS5 Revision; Console is to Break Even Soon

Qskan, 28 May 2021, 14:12

There are many indications that a new PlayStation 5 model is about to hit the market. Last month, Sony filed a patent that may suggest that an improved revision of the console is already in the pipeline.

Sony's New Patent May Enable PlayStation to Detect Your Smile

Adrian Werner, 24 May 2021, 14:10

The patent applications suggest that Sony is planning a system to recognize players' facial expressions and send emotes based on that knowledge. Another idea from the company is to automatically detect when we're not doing well in a game and give us help in the form of video content.

PS5's DualSense Will Get Two New Color Variations

Nicek, 13 May 2021, 19:32

The requests of gamers around the world have apparently been heard. The DualSense controller known from PlayStation 5 will receive new alternative color variants. What versions will join the standard white model?

PS5 Will Be Hard to Buy Even in 2022

Eklerek, 11 May 2021, 18:57

PlayStation 5 is still hard to buy even though it's been more than six months since its release. New predictions have emerged that Sony won't be able to meet demand for the PS5 in 2022 either.

Leak Suggests PS VR 2 With 4K Support

Bart Swiatek, 11 May 2021, 18:37

A leak published by UploadVR suggests that the new VR goggles from Sony will display images in 4K resolution. We will also get a lot of interesting features and improvements.

PS5 May Get Cheaper CPU and New Design in 2022

Nicek, 06 May 2021, 18:53

The previous generation of consoles set a new trend with refreshed versions of hardware and the current generation may continue it. However, no one expected that a new version of the PlayStation 5 with a cheaper AMD processor could go into production so soon.

Discord Coming to PS5, Sony Invests in App's Stocks

Eklerek, 04 May 2021, 14:38

Discord and Sony are teaming up. The popular messenger is to be integrated with PlayStation Network, making it easier for gamers to communicate. Sony has acquired Discord's shares, but the company will remain independent.

PS Plus in May: Battlefield V, Wreckfest and Stranded Deep

Przemyslaw Dygas, 28 April 2021, 21:05

We already know what games Sony has prepared for PlayStation Plus subscribers for May. In the coming month we will play Battlefield V, Wreckfest and Stranded Deep.

PS5 Shortages Until 2022; Sony Considered Redesign

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 April 2021, 20:28

PlayStation 5 shortages will continue for a long time to come. Sony's Hiroki Totoki confirmed in an investor call that there's no chance of a drastic increase in shipments this fiscal year, even after the company considered redesigning the console.

PS5 Sells Better Than Sony Anticipated

Bart Swiatek, 28 April 2021, 11:33

Sony has released another financial report, which includes information on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 console sales.

New PS5 Firmware Update Said to Boost Console Performance

Milosz Szubert, 27 April 2021, 18:19

Sony has released a new firmware update for the PlayStation 5, numbered 21.01-03.10.00. It weighs in at just over 900 MB and its main purpose is to improve the console's performance.

AI Will Complete Games for Us Thanks to Sony's Patent

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 April 2021, 22:05

Sony has patented another interesting solution. The company wants to allow AI to learn the habits of the player, so that it can later help him complete the game.

Sony Poland Accidentally Reveals PlayStation Plus Video

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 April 2021, 16:01

Sony's Polish branch has accidentally revealed the company's new service. It's about PS Plus Video, a movie pass for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Sony Caves In - PlayStation Store Will Remain on PS3 and PSV

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 April 2021, 20:34

Sony backpedaled on its plans to close the PS Store on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita consoles. CEO Jim Ryan confirmed that the decision was based on player feedback.

How to Update PS5 Controller and Fix Issues

Bart Swiatek, 19 April 2021, 15:06

Recently, PlayStation 5 users have received software updates for the console, as well as its controller – DualSense. If you do not know how to install the update for the controller, we will help you.

PS5 Also Has CMOS Problem Like PS3 and PS4

Paul Musiolik, 18 April 2021, 23:13

The PlayStation 5 has the same CMOS battery issue as the PS4 and PS3. Thankfully, not in such a broad way, which may suggest that Sony has approached the solutions used in the PS5 a little better.

PS5 With Record Sales Results in US Market

Paul Musiolik, 17 April 2021, 15:14

The PlayStation 5 is now the best-selling console in U.S. history if we consider the first five months since the device's debut.

PS5 Update Silences Drive, Adds 120Hz Support and New HDR Options

Sodar, 15 April 2021, 16:05

The PlayStation 5 console has received a new software update. In addition to the major improvements we have described earlier, there are a few unusual or harder to spot things.

PS4 Update Lets You Share Games With PS5

Hubert Sledziewski, 15 April 2021, 10:53

PlayStation 4 software update 8.50 is now available for download. Along with adding some new features, Sony has taken away users' access to the Communities tab.

PS5's First Major Update is Live

Hubert Sledziewski, 14 April 2021, 17:59

PlayStation 5 receive its first major software update today. On the occasion, Sony announced new features for the dedicated mobile app.

Without CMOS PS4 Blocks Access to Games; Internet Investigates

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 April 2021, 22:03

Internet user known as Forest has confirmed rumors of a problem with the PlayStation 4 console's CMOS battery. It seems that after it fails, the PS4 really does block access to all games, even those on disc.

PS Vita Was a Disaster for Sony, Failing to Meet Any Expectations

Paul Musiolik, 10 April 2021, 17:20

An AMA session on Reddit brought up some interesting information about Sony's perception of the PS Vita. According to a former Sony employee, the hardware was a complete failure and did not meet any of the company's expectations.

PlayStation 5 Sales Beat Other Consoles in UK

Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 09 April 2021, 13:23

Despite shortages, PlayStation 5 is selling great and exceeding the results achieved by other consoles.

Production of PS5 is Stalled by Lack of Parts for $1

Hubert Sledziewski, 08 April 2021, 20:09

In May, it will be half a year since the launch of PlayStation 5, and the purchase of Sony consoles remains difficult. The blame for the lack of hardware on the shelves turns out to be small chips, the production of which costs only a dollar.

Sony Japan Studio is Officially History; Farewell to Devs of Bloodborne and The Last Guardian

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 April 2021, 12:55

Sony has officially ended the life of Japan Studio. Thus came to an end the history of the team which contributed to the creation of Bloodborne, The Last Guardian and many other memorable titles. Gavin Moore, director of the remake of Demon's Souls, has also left Sony.

Sony Provides PS Store Shutdown Schedule for PS3, PS Vita and PSP

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 March 2021, 22:05

Sony has confirmed plans to close the PlayStation Store on older devices. The store will be unavailable on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita in a few months.

PS5 Has Serious Problem With Displaying SDR Image

Bart Swiatek, 29 March 2021, 20:25

According to Digital Foundry experts, SDR content on PlayStation 5 is not displayed properly. Dark colors blend together and details present in a scene are lost.

Sony Employees Get a Hefty Bonus for PS5

Ewelina Krzykala, 29 March 2021, 14:30

PS5 sales have remained at record levels for months. More than 4.5 million units were purchased in 2020 alone, and Sony wants to produce another 18 million in 2021. This will benefit Japanese company's employees, who will receive hefty bonuses due to the good sales of the 9th-gen console.

Frustrated Parents Sold a PS5 Drawing to Bots

Capitalny, 26 March 2021, 12:16

On the German version of eBay, a couple managed to sell a hand-drawn image of the PlayStation 5. The buyer was probably one of the owners of the hated bots.