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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.

God of War Creator Criticizes PS5 Pricing and Explains the Problem

Gacek, 15 July 2021, 15:51

Cory Balrog, the director responsible for the latest installments of the God of War series, claimed on Twitter that PS5 prices are too high and should vary by region.

PS5's CPU Soon to be Available in PCs?

Nicek, 14 July 2021, 21:47

Soon the offer of PCs based on AMD components will grow by several dozen models. They will be equipped with the AMD 4700S chip known from PlayStation 5.

Death Stranding Director's Cut Release Date and Latest Info

Iltutmis, 09 July 2021, 09:18

During the latest State of Play, the trailer for the expanded version of Hideo Kojima's game, Death Stranding Director's Cut, was shown. The fans can expect a feast.

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.

AC: Valhalla PC Gets DualSense Support

Gacek, 05 July 2021, 17:33

As of the latest update, AC: Valhalla supports the DualSense controller on PC, giving PC users access to its unique features.

Sony Wants More Games With Cross-play

Hubert Sledziewski, 21 June 2021, 14:38

Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, wants cross-play features in more games released on PlayStation consoles.

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.

PS5 Sales Exceed Xbox Series X/S in Q1, Analysts Claims

Milosz Szubert, 21 May 2021, 14:45

According to data from independent analytics group Ampere Analysis, the PlayStation 5 sold more than twice as well as the Xbox Series X/S in the first quarter of this year. However, both of these platforms were clearly beaten by the Nintendo Switch.

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?

Over 25 PS5 Exclusives Planned; Sony Invests in New IPs

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 May 2021, 21:32

More than 25 games for PlayStation 5, including plenty of new IPs. That's what Sony Interactive Entertainment's plans look like according to Hermen Hulst.

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.

Devs Have to Pay for Cross-play on PlayStation

Bart Swiatek, 04 May 2021, 11:34

Documents presented during the lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple have revealed details about Sony's approach to cross-play. The Japanese company requires developers to pay extra in some situations.

Let's Watch April State of Play

Bart Swiatek, 29 April 2021, 22:30

Today - at 14 PM PT - the latest State of Play stream will begin. The presentation will be primarily devoted to the upcoming PlayStation 5 exclusive title - Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

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.

Sony Will Use AI to Create Realistic Faces in PS5 Games

Przemyslaw Dygas, 26 April 2021, 18:55

Sony is working on a new self-learning AI. It is supposed to help create realistic facial expressions.

„We Need More Game Demos!” - Gamers Respond to Garvin's Recent Argument

Qskan, 20 April 2021, 21:32

Demo versions of games on consoles are not something common these days. Especially in the case of PS5, where in the entire PS Store we can find only 3 titles offering free demos. In a discussion on forums we can hear voices that owners of Sony's new console want more demos.

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.

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.

PlayStation 5 Sales Beat Other Consoles in UK

mikos, 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.

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.

Chip Shortages - Factories are Waiting, Electronics Prices Will Increase

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 March 2021, 19:33

The prices of electronics (not just consoles, GPUs and smartphones) will continue to increase in the coming months. All because of a chip manufacturing problem that is affecting the entire industry.

PS5 Becomes the Best-selling Console in US History

Paul Musiolik, 13 March 2021, 16:45

The NPD Group reports that the PlayStation 5 is now the best-selling console in U.S. history when considering total sales in USD during the first four months after its debut on the market.

Denuvo Anti-Cheat Coming to PlayStation 5 Games

Przemyslaw Dygas, 10 March 2021, 16:33

Denuvo Anti-Cheat technology will come to PS5 games. It is to protect new titles against cheaters in multiplayer games.

DualSense as Responsive With Cable as Wireless

Paul Musiolik, 09 March 2021, 12:28

Thanks to a test preapred by a certain Reddit user, we learned that PS5's DualSense controller has the same latency over cable as it does wirelessly.

PS5 and Xbox Series X/S May Get AMD's DLSS Equivalent

Bart Swiatek, 05 March 2021, 18:00

According to a certain prominent youtuber, AMD's answer to Nvidia's DLSS - FidelityFX Super Resolution - will also work on the GPUs of 9th-gen consoles.

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.