PS5 System Update Fixes Game Install And DualSense Charging Issues

The update is out now as Sony continues squashing many PS5 launch bugs.

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A new firmware update for the PlayStation 5 has been released, fixing at least one major issue that has been plaguing players since launch.

Outside of rest mode crashes and issues with game downloads, some PS5 players have been reporting issues where the console will uninstall games that have been installed using a disc. This would force users to reinstall the game and download any updates every time it occurred. Sony says in the notes for this latest firmware release that this issue has now been resolved.

Another issue noted in the release notes is less problematic but lead to some confusion around the time required to recharge the PS5's new DualSense controller. On some consoles a software issue was preventing the front USB port from providing enough power to the controller to charge, leading to extended charging times or, in some cases, no charging at all. Sony says this has also been fixed.

Outside of the two headline issues, the firmware update is said to resolve other performance issues around the console. Given that this is already the second update since launch two weeks ago, it's likely Sony is looking at the most pressing launch issues and quickly resolving them before more stock becomes available--which, the company says, will be soon.

You can use our PS5 order guide to stay on top of any restocks or new inventory that arrives at retailers, with alerts for when the PS5 is back in stock and where you can grab one.

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  • This system software update improves system performance.
  • An issue where installed disc versions of games were sometimes deleted was resolved.
  • An issue that prevented the PS5 wireless controller from being charged while in rest mode when connected to the PS5's front side USB Type-A port using the USB cable included with some PS5 consoles was resolved.
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