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Chinese Troll Scares the Internet Claiming PS5 Mines Ethereum (It Doesn't)

Paul Musiolik, 01 March 2021, 17:00

The news that the PS5 is able to mine Ethereum was proven to be false. The prankster from China responsible for the rumor was quickly found. But not before scaring the living daylights out of a lot of people.

FFVII Remake Won't Use the Full Power of PS5 Until Next Installment

Ness, 01 March 2021, 12:50

In an interview with Japanese website Famitsu, director of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Tetsuya Nomura, stated that only the second part of the game will fully exploit the technological potential of PlayStation 5.

PS5 Overheating With Second SSD? Sony Wants to Improve Cooling

Jacob Blazewicz, 26 February 2021, 12:50

Sony may soon make it possible to install an additional SSD into the PlayStation 5. According to Bloomberg, the new firmware will speed up fan operation due to the possibility of console overheating when a second drive is installed.

Joe Biden Wants to Know the Reason for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Chip Shortage

Capitalny, 26 February 2021, 12:47

The new US president, Joe Biden, has signed an executive order, which is expected to result in an investigation to explain the shortage of chips for the production of the PS5, Xbox Series X/S and GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs, among others.

Let's Watch Today's State of Play

Bart Swiatek, 25 February 2021, 22:30

It's worth reminding you that there will be another stream of the State of Play series tonight. The presentation will be dedicated to games for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

GPU and Console Shortages Could be Exacerbated by Water Shortage

Sodar, 25 February 2021, 17:12

Taiwan is facing a drought. The problem could affect TSMC's microchip factories located there, which use a lot of water in the production of chips for Apple, Nvidia, Intel and AMD, among others.

No PS5 for Christmas, Stock Shortages to Last Until 2022

Paul Musiolik, 24 February 2021, 16:11

Problems with the purchase of PS5 may continue for several more months - until the beginning of 2022. The head of PlayStation, Jim Ryan, promises to improve this aspect, but is unable to promise that all willing to buy the console under the Christmas tree this year will be able to do so.

New State of Play Coming Tomorrow, New Game Announcements in Store

Bart Swiatek, 24 February 2021, 14:40

Thanks to a note posted on the official PlayStation blog, we've learned that there another State of Play stream will take place tomorrow, revealing announcements of new games.

75% of PS5 Buyers Switched From PS4

Bart Swiatek, 24 February 2021, 11:22

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan announced in a press interview that 25% of PlayStation 5 owners have not previously owned a PlayStation 4 console.

Sony Announced PSVR 2. Unfortunately, It's Wired

Karol Laska , 23 February 2021, 18:33

Jim Ryan, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has revealed some details about PlayStation VR 2. They're seemingly few and far between, but we've at least learned that the kit will come with one cable instead of two.

Indian Gamers Go to War With PS5 Scalpers

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 February 2021, 18:40

Scalpers continue to be a nuisance for people looking to purchase PlayStation 5. However, gamers from India want to make life a bit harder for scalpers and have found a way to at least curb their operations.

John Carmack: PS5 and Xbox Series X Should be Auctioned Off by Manufacturers

Sarafan, 22 February 2021, 13:58

Legendary game developer John Carmack has spoken out on the low availability of GPU, as well as PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. He proposes a controversial solution to curb the activities of scalpers.

PS5's DualSense Can Fail After Just 417 Hours

Paul Musiolik, 22 February 2021, 13:15

iFixit investigated the problem of drift in Sony's DualSense controller for the PS5. The conclusions are not optimistic. The device can stop working after just 417 hours of use.

PS5's DualSense Has a Problem With Stick Drift [UPDATED]

Szarmancki, 16 February 2021, 11:09

PlayStation 5 users are crowding in to report another issues with the DualSense. This time, the problem is the analogs, which quite quickly began to drift, messing up control precison in games.

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Failed to Best Sales of PS4 and XOne

Ness, 12 February 2021, 15:00

Analysts at Ampere Analysis say Microsoft's latest consoles failed to beat the Xbox One's score from seven years ago, while Sony equaled PlayStation 4's achievement. Nintendo, on the other hand, broke its own record.

PS5 Scalpers Attempt to Improve Their Image

Bart Swiatek, 11 February 2021, 18:00

In an interview with the editors of one of the industry websites, the so-called scalpers - intermediaries who buy goods in bulk and resell them for profit - complain about how badly their business has been perceived recently.

Sony Announces PS5 Launch in China Despite Shortages

Jacob Blazewicz, 08 February 2021, 22:53

Sony has confirmed the launch date of PlayStation 5 in China. It looks like gamers there (and elsewhere) will have to be patient.

Sony Blames Lack of PS5 in Stores on Component Suppliers

Adamson, 05 February 2021, 18:19

Since its release, the availability of the PS5 still leaves much to be desired. According to Sony, the main obstacle to increasing PS5 production is the shortage of semiconductors and other components.

PS5 Production Costs Exceed Its Price

Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2021, 17:52

One sentence included in Sony's latest financial report indicates that the Japanese company is selling PlayStation 5 consoles at a loss. The production costs of a single unit are higher than its price.

Sony Shipped More PS5s than Microsoft XSX/Ss

Ness, 04 February 2021, 19:52

According to industry analyst Daniel Ahmad, Sony has a slight edge over Microsoft in the number of 9th-gen consoles shipped to stores.

PS5 With Great Launch Despite Shortages; Sony's Financial Results

Paul Musiolik, 03 February 2021, 15:55

Sony is pleased with PS5's great launch. The console, despite problems with availability and a higher price than the PS4, recorded equally good sales, enabling the Japanese company to earn record money.

PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Became a Gold Mine for Scalpers

Adamson, 03 February 2021, 15:35

It's been a while since the release of next-gen consoles, but their availability still leaves much to be desired. PS5 and Xbox Series X and S are in short supply in many countries, which makes both devices of great interest to scalpers who are just waiting for the opportunity to resell the goods at inflated prices.

Hot Developments on PS5 in Japan; Police Disperse Angry Mob

Paul Musiolik, 01 February 2021, 11:48

PlayStation 5 shortages in Japan are causing quite a stir. Police were called to one of Yodobashi Camera stores in Tokyo to calm an angry mob that nearly trampled the employees.

PS5 Returned to Stores and Sold Out Instantly

Paul Musiolik, 22 January 2021, 13:49

The PlayStation 5 went on sale again and sold out in an instant. If you failed to buy a PS5 this time around, you were probably overtaken by scalpers and their bots.

Unofficial Black PS5 Cases Back on Sale

Bart Swiatek, 20 January 2021, 21:37

The company that sold custom PlayStation 5 cases and had to stop doing so after an encounter with Sony's lawyers, has reintroduced its product to the market.

New Version of Steam Offers Improved Support for Xbox and PS5 Controllers

Paul Musiolik, 09 January 2021, 21:57

The latest Steam update brings improved support for DualSense, Xbox Elite, and Xbox Series X|S controllers.

Ikea Always Ahead; PS5 and XSX Mock-ups Help Us Choose Furniture

Agnes Adamus, 05 January 2021, 18:29

The Ikea chain store decided to make quite an interesting move - it created mock-ups of PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. They are designed to make it easier to choose a TV cabinet that will be able to fit a next-gen console.

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

Paul Musiolik, 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.

New PS5 Update Finally Enables Choice of Game Version

Karol Laska , 22 December 2020, 19:49

The latest PlayStation 5 update has added a message that asks users to confirm exactly what version of the game they want to run.

How Scalpers Threaten the Development of PlayStation 5

Tom Borys, 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.

Project Athia a Two-year PS5 Exclusive; Sony Presents Other Games

Agnes Adamus, 07 December 2020, 21:47

Sony presented a new trailer containing games that are heading for the PS5. Among the featured titles we find Horizon: Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, Destruction AllStars and Project Athia. Interestingly, the Japanese company has 2 years of exclusivity for the last of the games.

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.

PS5 Pro May Have A Dual GPU

Paul Musiolik, 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.

Single Player Games More Popular Than Ever, Claims Sony's Research

Paul Musiolik, 01 December 2020, 16:16

Activities in PS5 are one of the biggest surprises of the console's system. It is a direct response to the ever-increasing popularity of single player games and a solution to their most common problems.

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

Paul Musiolik, 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

Tom Borys, 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?