PS5's fan will receive regular performance patches

Ruben Fields
October 20, 2020

The PS5's cooling fan will be optimized in future firmware updates, depending on how hot or cool future games cause the console's processing unit to become.

In a Resetera-translated interview from 4Gamer, VP of mechanical design at Sony Interactive Entertainment VP of mechanical design Yasuhiro Ootorirevealed that the company will optimise the system's internal fan through software updates. We didn't know, however, that Sony has plans to optimize the component based on its performance during individual games. "In the future, different games will be published and data will be collected on the behavior of the APU in each game". This is in addition to the one temperature sensor that's mounted inside the APU.

Ootori also spoke about how the team at Sony used computer-aided engineering and real-world experiments to optimise the console's airflow. Sony said the PS5 was designed for quietness, so hopefully things have improved in this regard.

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According to him, the PlayStation 5 may eventually reach the mark of 600-700 million systems sold over the entire service life, that is, it can sell five times better than the PlayStation 2, which was very popular at the time.

The current generation of PS4 comes to an end with the launch of PS5 on November 19 in Spain, although Sony will continue to launch titles on both machines for a while, even sharing new releases such as the next Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales or Sackboy: A great adventure, among others.

Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN who thinks transparent consoles should make a comeback.

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