Sony and Western Digital have announced the first solid state drive (SSD) certified for use in PlayStation 5 gaming consoles.Novelty under the name SN850 NVMe M.2 SSD for PS5 was released as part of a series of gaming products WD_Black.Image source: Western DigitalThe device is made in M.2 2280 format with dimensions of 22 × 80 mm.For data exchange uses PCIe 4.0 x4 interface.There is a cooling radiator, which helps to increase stability under high loads.Novelty presented in two capacity options - 1 and 2 TB.The former has a sequential write speed of 5,300 Mbytes/s, the latter has a sequential read speed of 5,100 Mbytes/s.The sequential read speed of the drives is the same - up to 7000 Mbytes/s.To use the products you need to update the firmware of your PlayStation 5 console to version 21.02-04.00.00 or later.After installing the drive and powering up the console, you will need to format the SSD.WD_Black SN850 NVMe M.2 SSD for PS5 solutions are available for order now.The 1TB version is priced at about $170 and the 2TB version is $280.This is more expensive than the regular WD_Black SN850 drives, which are also supported by the PS5 console.
Today the game consoles of leading manufacturers Sony and Nintendo are in great short supply and production problems of components.Unfortunately, the issue can not be solved this year, as reported by the news publication The Wall Street Journal, citing the lack of semiconductor components.advertisementThe head of Nintendo Furukawa, who could not reassure potential buyers for lack of optimistic forecasts, also commented on the situation.According to his statement, to cover the shortage of supply of missing components this year will not be able, resulting in a decrease in sales volumes by 8.6%, that is, up to 21 million units. Of course, the manufacturer announced the analysis is not the final, but if you compare it to previous reports, the annual loss from the current deficit could be more than $ 2.6 billion.The situation is not better at Sony, whose financial chief says that during this year will be able to sell no more than 18 million consoles, which is 20.3% less when comparing the analysis with last year's sales volumes.And this is not the limit, because Mr.Hiroki Totoki believes that the strengthening of quarantine measures in the Celestial Empire will only worsen this already pessimistic forecast. There's no point in talking about the long-term outlook, either, since none of the companies has provided an official financial plan for the next few years.And in light of recent events related to the tightening of anti-coveting measures in Shanghai and a number of other cities in China honed in on foreign business, the situation is not surprising.The post is rewardedThis material was written by a website visitor, and it is rewarded.
According to a report from a Japanese company, only about 2 million PlayStation 5 consoles were sold worldwide during the last quarter of 2022.AdvertisementThis figure is significantly lower than what was recorded for the same period last year, when almost 3.5 million consoles were sold.It turns out that the sales fell by almost 40% and this on the background of the deficit demand for these consoles.During the last year, the Japanese have managed to sell nearly 11 million consoles of the latest generations, although the original plans of the company was to reach 15 million units.Overall, by the end of 2021 the corporation has sold almost 19 million consoles of different generations, now these products catch up with GameCube model with sales of 22 million, and the next goal is the original Xbox, which shows sales of 24 million units per year.According to the report, the Japanese have decided to moderate their appetite for the next year, they have reduced the sales target for the PlayStation 5 consoles to 18 million units and that's with the remaining deficit.It is also stated that the number of subscribers service PlayStation Plus dropped by 1 million people, but this slight drop may be due to the features of the updated subscription from Sony.Sales of games for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 also declined, they showed revenue of 300 million dollars compared to 340 million the year before, Sony own games, which last year were sold at a profit of 60 million dollars, also dropped significantly and revenue was 44 million dollars.The post is rewardedThis material was written by a visitor, and it was rewarded.
Sony has made it harder to resell the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita - a new update has turned the consoles into bricks
Imagine the situation: you're the head of an electronics company.Let it be smartphones.You manage to create a real blockbuster that people buy even a few years after release.While your competitors weep bitterly as they look at your quarterly earnings reports, you've been depressed for months.As it turns out, sales of older smartphones are negatively impacting the new series.You've already stopped production and talked about the benefits of new products, but users are not only not giving up old devices, but are actively reselling them on the secondary market, which beats the sales of low-cost smartphone series.Without thinking long, you decide that you just need to spoil the old cell phones, making them expensive to maintain and uncomfortable to use.Remind you of anyone? Yes, that's exactly how Apple works.As it turns out, Tim Cook isn't the only person on the planet who comes up with brilliant ideas.AdvertisementSony's war against owners of PlayStation 3 and PS Vita game consoles is in its second year.At first, the Japanese corporation made it impossible to pay with plastic cards (just like with the anti-Russian sanctions).Fortunately, not all methods have been blocked, and console owners have easily switched to recharging their internal account on PlayStation Network.This still allowed them to buy the content they wanted, including games and add-ons.At first glance, it's hard to find logic in such actions, but Sony management has its own view on this matter.It's simple, they are sure that by making the life of the owners of old consoles more difficult, we can force the gamers to buy the game consoles of new generation.As you can see, the legacy of Tim Cook continues to walk around the world, well, today the struggle with the owners of PlayStation 3 and PS Vita reached its climax.It is reported about the release of the next update for older consoles.In the description it is stated that the patch will increase the stability of the console, and is aimed at improving performance.We don't know how much faster PlayStation 3 became, but to all console owners we strongly recommend not to update anything.The fact is that inside there is a patch that completely blocks the creation of new accounts and makes a number of edits to this parameter.Not only that, after applying the changes, you will have to use only two-factor authentication.It is easy to guess that the patch directly blocks the ability to sell PlayStation 3 and PS Vita game consoles.In many cases, the old owner deletes his credentials from the console and the buyer creates new ones.If you install the final update, the sale will be tight.Fans of experimentation write that there's still a loophole.So, if you create an account on the official PlayStation Network site, you can log in to it on older consoles.The same goes for generating a new account on new generations of consoles (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5).As for two-factor authentication, it will also make it harder to sell your console.If you sell PlayStation 3 with an account (and many do, because it allows you to sell the game more profitable), then you'll have to change the phone number, because it is tied to a two-factor authentication.We will not explain to you how many difficulties the change of mobile number has for the modern man.You can try to unlink the number from the console, but it all takes time and terribly complicates the sales process.For the post rewardedThis material is written by a site visitor, and for it the reward is accrued.
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