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PS5 Gets Another Performance Update

Agnes Adamus, 20 October 2021, 16:22

Sony has released firmware 21.02-04.03.00 for the PS5 console. The patch weighs in at 913.5MB and introduced only stability and performance improvements.

Sony Shuts Down the Production of Unofficial Panels for PS5

Paul Musiolik, 17 October 2021, 17:19

The dbrand company received a C&D letter from Sony, forcing them to cease production of the black side panels for the PS5 - Darkplates.

Sony has a Simple Method for PS5 Scalpers

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 October 2021, 14:10

The PlayStation 5 will be available for purchase directly from Sony, but with some restrictions that may be aimed at scalpers.

Youtuber Stacks Broken PS4s Demanding Right to Repair

mokosh, 07 October 2021, 13:33

An American youtuber stacked a tower of forty-two PlayStation 4 consoles to draw attention to the serious problem of not having the right to repair electronic devices.

PS5 Will Let You Check Out Games Before Purchase - UK Tests New Feature

Bebop, 03 October 2021, 21:53

Residents of the UK can test temporarily Death Stranding: Director's Cut and Sackboy: A Big Adventure on PlayStation 5. However, the debut of the new service has not been without controversy.

Phil Spencer Predicts Further Problems With Console Supply in 2022

Jacob Blazewicz, 01 October 2021, 15:31

Would-be buyers of 9th-gen platforms shouldn't expect things to improve. Phil Spencer believes that the problems with console supply will be felt even next year.

Switch 4K May Never Happen; Confusion Surrounding Nintendo

Przemyslaw Dygas, 30 September 2021, 22:58

According to Bloomberg, some studios have received Switch devkits from Nintendo, which support 4K resolution. The company denies these claims.

You Can Now Run Games on PS4 With Dead CMOS Battery

Arkadiusz Strzala, 22 September 2021, 17:25

The CBOMB issue related to the CMOS battery on the PS4 may have become a memory now. The console with updated firmware enables us to run games even with the wrong date set.

Even Cheap SSDs Work With PlayStation 5

Przemyslaw Dygas, 22 September 2021, 14:53

A week ago PlayStation 5 received support for M.2 SSD drives. It turns out that even the slowest models work well with the console.

PlayStation 5 More Efficient Thanks to Latest Update

Przemyslaw Dygas, 21 September 2021, 13:14

It looks like PS5's performance can be improved with the usual updates. This is evidenced by the recently released patch.

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.

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.

Switch Gets Bluetooth Update; We'll Finally Connect Wireless Headphones

GRG, 15 September 2021, 13:47

Nintendo has added long-awaited support for wireless headphones in the latest Switch update.

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.

New Xbox as Early as 2022? Microsoft May Want to Shock Sony

Hubert Sledziewski, 08 September 2021, 17:42

News has emerged online that Microsoft is preparing an upgraded version of the Xbox Series S console for 2022. It would offer more power than the standard XSS at a price lower than Xbox Series X.

PS1 Games on Xbox Series X and S in 4K and 60 FPS

Hubert Sledziewski, 18 August 2021, 19:13

The creators of the Modern Vintage Gamer channel on YouTube have used the Xbox Series S console to emulate the first PlayStation. Thanks to the properties of the software and the power of the new hardware, the games run at 4K and 60 fps.

Even Microsoft Laughs at the Name Xbox Series X

Arkadiusz Strzala, 13 August 2021, 16:14

Microsoft has some distance from its own branding and naming. A slightly belated, but recently published original meme regarding the Xbox Series X console is proof of that.

First Impressions From Xbox's Night Mode

Arkadiusz Strzala, 09 August 2021, 16:22

Microsoft is testing Night Mode on the Xbox console. This mode introduces changes in image color taking care of player health at night. A treat also for those who like the color orange.

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.

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.

Nintendo Employee on Switch OLED: Don't Buy If You Don't Need a New Display

Hubert Sledziewski, 07 July 2021, 20:31

The announcement of the Switch OLED console met with a negative response from gamers. Meanwhile, a Nintendo marketer advises that those uninterested in the new display should stick with the Switch or Switch Lite.

Nintendo Unveils the Switch OLED Model

Matt Buckley, 06 July 2021, 19:08

After months of speculation about a “Switch Pro,” Nintendo finally reveals the OLED Model, an upgraded version of the Switch featuring a 7-inch OLED screen, a LAN Port, and more. Plus, the new model will arrive this October.

Xbox One Will Run Next-gen Games Through Streaming

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 June 2021, 17:39

Will it be possible to run games from the Xbox Series X/S on the Xbox One? Of course not, but Microsoft plans to change that with its Xbox Cloud Gaming service.

Microsoft is Already Working on Successors to Xbox Series X/S

Christian Pieniazek, 10 June 2021, 17:53

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Series X/S are not its last consoles. The Redmond giant is already working on new devices, but we will have to wait a long time before get or even see them.

PS3 Got an Unexpected Update to Version 4.88

Paul Musiolik, 02 June 2021, 11:10

The PS3 OS has been updated to version 4.88. However, do not expect any new features. Only security of the console has been improved.

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.

Rumor: Nintendo Switch Pro Announcement Before E3 2021

Jacob Blazewicz, 27 May 2021, 13:40

Nintendo may finally reveal a refreshed version of its latest console. According to Bloomberg agency's sources, the new Switch model will hit the market later this year.

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.

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.

Upgraded Switch Coming This Year

Ness, 03 May 2021, 16:17

Nintendo has ambitious plans for its flagship Switch console. An upgraded version of the hybrid device is due out this year, and the Japanese giant is also aiming to beat the sales performance of the Nintendo Wii.

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.

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.

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.

Intel and TSMC Claim Chip Shortage is a Long-term Problem

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 April 2021, 17:02

The problem with shortage of chips and, subsequently, hardware that needs them may drag on for years. That's the grim scenario being drawn by the CEOs of Intel and major semiconductor manufacturer TSMC.

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

Arkadiusz Strzala, 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.

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.

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.

PS4 Won't Launch Games if Internal Battery Dies

Arkadiusz Strzala, 25 March 2021, 19:31

A clock error can render the PS4 nearly useless. All it takes for this to occur is for the console's internal battery to die, effectively rendering it incapable of running games.

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.