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Is SSD Wear an Issue With the PlayStation 5?

All solid state drives¬†(SSDs) suffer from wear that eventually renders them inoperable. The PlayStation 5’s internal SSD is soldered directly to the motherboard. Does this mean your PS5 is doomed as soon as the SSD wears out…

Can You Use a PS5 Controller on a PS4?

If you’re playing a Sony PlayStation 4 and you happen to have a spare PS5 controller. You might be wondering: Can I use a DualSense controller on a PS4? The answer is no—with one big exception. We’ll explain….

Can You Use a PS4 Controller on a PS5?

If you have a Sony PlayStation 5 and several PlayStation 4 controllers sitting around, you might be wondering: Can I use a DualShock 4 with a PS5? The answer is yes—with a big caveat. We’ll explore the options….

Why Does My PS4 Keep Disconnecting From Wi-Fi?

The PlayStation 4 is one of the best-selling consoles of all time, but it suffers from some annoying network issues. These can affect the original base console and the updated PS4 Pro and slim revisions released later in 2016…

Looking for a PS5? Sony Might Sell You One

If you’ve been on the seemingly never-ending quest to purchase a PlayStation 5, Sony might have a solution for you. The company is offering the opportunity to register for a chance to buy a console directly from Sony….

How to Use a Keyboard and Mouse With a PS5

Using the PS5’s DualSense controller to type passwords and search for content in apps is cumbersome. However, you can hook a keyboard and mouse to make things easier, and play a few games. Here’s you can do it….

How to Install an NVMe Drive in Your PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 5 embraces user-upgradeable storage in a way we’ve never seen in another Sony console. While this provides console owners with the freedom to shop around that will ultimately drive down the cost of an upgrade,…

Sony’s New PS5 Runs Hotter. Is That a Problem?

Sony quietly released a revised version of the PS5 hardware. This isn’t a PS5 2.0 or anything major like that, but the revision makes one notable change: the system is a little lighter and runs hotter. Will that extra heat be…

How to Use Share Play on Sony PS4 And PS5

If you own a Sony PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 console and subscribe to PlayStation Plus, you can play games with a friend as if they’re sitting right next to you. It’s called Share Play—here’s how to set it up….

How to Appear Offline on PS5

If you don’t want to let your friends know when you’ve logged in to your PlayStation 5, you can choose to hide your online status. We’ll show you how to appear offline on the PS5—both from the console and the PlayStation Ap…
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