PS5: The most annoying bug ever is back

PS5: The most annoying bug ever is back


In the last few hours, one of the most annoying PS5 system bugs may have returned. The user reports, in this case, leave no room for chance: it would seem that several players have encountered the age-old problem of downloading versions of the games, a problem that was already present at the launch of the console and that seemed to have been " cured ”for several months now.

Which PS5 bug are we referring to? Well, to what has plagued many users in the days after the launch of the new Sony platform, that is, the download of PS4 games from disc. As you all know, a game available on the old console in physical format can be upgraded (upon payment or not) to the more modern version. The problem is that the updates were not downloaded at launch, but the same build on the disc, therefore optimized for the previous generation console. A problem that now seems to be making a comeback.

The fix for this PS5 bug was launched earlier this year, but now the bug is making a comeback. For the moment it is affecting some specific titles, such as the PS4 copies of No Man's Sky and Death Stranding, as well as Final Fantasy 7 Remake. In addition to being a real problem, it is also quite annoying for several reasons.

One of the first reasons why this PS5 bug is terrible is the space on the console, which is just under 1TB. Downloading very large files can therefore result in unnecessarily occupying space, unless the console is not equipped with an M2 SSD. The second reason, however, concerns the impossibility of having a label or any other distinctive sign to understand which version of the game is being downloaded. In fact, in the vast majority of cases, there is no way to understand which version of the file is being downloaded. We just have to wait for official communications from Sony, which may be forced to intervene with a new update to cure the bug.

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The PS5 is the first console to outsell the Nintendo Switch in nearly three years

<a href="">Sony</a> has sold more than 10 million PS5s so far. © Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sony has sold more than 10 million PS5s so far.

Sony’s PS5 has become the first console to outsell the Nintendo Switch in the US in nearly three years. The PS5 outsold the Switch in September in the US, according to data from retail analytics firm The NPD Group. Nintendo’s Switch had been the bestselling console in the US for 33 months in a row, even outselling both the PS5 and Xbox Series X during their launch periods.

That extraordinary run has come to an end. “PlayStation 5 was the best-selling hardware platform of September in both units and dollars,” explains NPD’s Mat Piscatella. “PlayStation 5 is the best-selling hardware platform of 2021 year-to-date in dollars, while Nintendo Switch leads in units.” The NPD Group only tracks sales in the US, so it leaves out big markets like Europe and Asia.

It’s not clear if Sony just managed to ship more consoles during September, or whether Nintendo struggled with Switch supplies and / or just softer demand ahead of the OLED Switch launch. Either way, Nintendo could regain the top spot in October if Switch demand jumps again, and if Nintendo was able to ship enough OLED models.

The PS5 is Sony’s fastest-selling PlayStation, with more than 10 million consoles sold so far. Nintendo has managed to sell 89 million Switch consoles since its launch in 2017. Microsoft still doesn’t disclose its Xbox hardware sales, but Daniel Ahmad, a senior analyst at Niko Partners, shared estimates on Twitter earlier this year that place the Xbox Series X / S “total sell in” at 6.6 million as of June 30th.