There’s a lot to love about the PS5, from its incredible graphics to its immersive DualSense controller features to its growing library of epic exclusive games. However, we can’t help but have a few complaints about Sony’s latest console, and we’re not alone!
Certain aspects of the PlayStation 5 have been a source of frustration for gamers, and you can relate to some of them. This article discusses the most common complaints about the PS5.
1. The enormous size of the PS5
We’re sure that one of the first things you noticed after taking the PS5 out of the box was its massive size – it’s almost impossible to miss! Not to mention its design and color, opinions are divided. Granted, this is serious equipment, but the important question arises: where will you put this behemoth in your entertainment center?
Whether you choose to move the PS5 from vertical to horizontal (or vice versa) next to your TV or wall mount, this console isn’t the most compact on the market. If you’ve thought about hiding it in a closet, think twice, as this could reduce airflow and damage its internal components.
One of the main reasons this console is so big is to accommodate its cooling system, as it needs to stay cool due to the dense hardware inside the console. Unfortunately, this large size does not reflect the PS5’s internal storage capacity.
2. Limited memory and big PS5 games
So, not only will you have to deal with the space this big console takes up, but you’ll also have to find a place to put an external hard drive to store your PS4 games. Indeed, the PlayStation 5 only offers 667GB of usable storage, which is nowhere near what you need to be a serious gamer.
To add to the frustration, some PS5 games take up a significant amount of space, with games like Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War taking up over 200GB of your precious memory. Not to mention that most of these games are constantly receiving updates and patches, so you can expect this number to rise further.
That said, you can expand your PS5 storage space and manage what you already have, and no, you can’t use an external hard drive to play PS5 games!
3. PS5 has limited backwards compatibility
Backwards compatibility is one of the nicest features we’ve become accustomed to with the new generation of consoles. This allows you to play your favorite titles from previous generations on your new console without removing your old console and its cables.
While the PS5 allows you to play your favorite PS4 games, sometimes with some upgrades, the PS5’s backwards compatibility feature has been somewhat limited as PS3 and PS2 games are more difficult to play.
For example, to stream PS3 games, you’ll need a PS Plus Premium subscription and a great internet connection, as you can’t download them to your console. On the other hand, Microsoft has made more efforts to ensure backward compatibility with the Xbox Series X and S consoles, as it allows you to download and play Xbox One, Xbox 360, and even some original Xbox games. .
4. It’s easy to mistakenly download the PS4 version of cross-gen games.
One of the most common mistakes new PS5 owners often make is downloading the wrong version of cross-generational games. Since the PlayStation 5 is backwards compatible with PlayStation 4 games, when looking for a game available in both generations, you may mistakenly download the PS5 version, or both, instead of the PS4 version, because it’s not clear which version is compatible with which console.
That said, if you have cross-generational games, you can check what versions you’ve downloaded. If you made a mistake, don’t worry because you can upgrade PS4 games to their PS5 version. You can also uninstall the PS4 version if you’ve downloaded both to free up storage space. To do this, go to the address below Settings > Storage > console storage > Games & appsselect the game and delete the PS4 version.
5. DualSense Controller Drift
While not exclusive to the PlayStation 5, controller drift is a common problem you’ll encounter on this console at one point or another. If you’re not familiar with the term, stick shift occurs when your console registers random movement even though you’re not touching the analog sticks.
At the very least, it can frustrate the game, and it’s not like you’re scrambling somewhere to buy a whole new controller. Plus, it’s really not cheap! Fortunately, you can fix PS5 controller slippage without spending a dime. However, if the problem persists and you can’t fix it yourself, you may have no choice but to buy a new controller.
6. PS5’s noisy record player
Another problem you may have with the PlayStation 5 is a noisy disc drive that sounds like a jet engine when you insert a game disc. the disc makes some noise when loading games. But this noise can be quite loud and annoying.
Fortunately, you can fix this problem by updating your PS5 or manually ejecting the disc. This means that you have to turn off the device that contains the disc, remove the bezel, and use a screwdriver to manually remove the disc from the PS5. This should reduce the disk drive noise.
7. PS Plus is a weak competitor to Game Pass
One thing you probably hate about the PlayStation 5 is the lack of a real competitor to Xbox’s Game Pass. While Sony has launched an expanded PlayStation Plus catalog, the service is still far from offering the same value as Microsoft’s Game Pass.
Sony’s subscription model focuses more on older games, while Xbox Game Pass subscribers can enjoy newer and better-known titles. Finally, as we mentioned above, you need a great internet connection to stream PS3 games because you can’t download them to your console.
The PS5 isn’t flawless
The PlayStation 5 is a standout piece and a great addition to any gamer’s rig. However, like everything else, it has its drawbacks.
Hopefully Sony will fix some of these issues in future updates, but there’s still a lot to like about the PS5. We are sure that this console will entertain you for many years.