Not to mention PlayStation 5 boxes no longer support 8K

June 6, 2024 by No Comments


Sony has removed all mention of 8K support from the new PS5 packaging.

Noted on r/Gaming News Subreddit, (via PlayStation Lifestyle), Sony seems to have dropped the 8K claim on PlayStation 5 boxes. The new boxes for the PlayStation 5 Slim models do not have the 8K logo on the packaging, instead, they only indicate 4K at 120 FPS and HDR support. Players believe that Sony may have made the move to remove the claim in order to use it for their upcoming mid-gen refresh, the PlayStation 5 Pro.

Through the FAQ section for PS5, Sony has stated that the console will be compatible with 8K displays at launch. Also, it will eventually be able to output resolutions up to 8K when content becomes available and the software supports it through future updates. However, as we have seen this statement is true a tourist Back in 2021 Rendered at 7680×4320 on PlayStation 5 at 60 FPS. The Xbox Series X is also said to support 8K resolution. Moreover, the console supports HDMI 2.1, which can deliver 8K output.

Which brings us to the question, why would Sony drop the 8K claim if the PS5 can support it? The answer to that is simple, 8K games are something we haven’t seen in the market and it could be something that adds value to the PS5 Pro. Therefore, Sony may have dropped this claim to reserve it for when the mid-gen refresh console arrives. Another reason is that there isn’t enough 8K content on the market yet for the claim to make sense.

In other news, PlayStation Plus Essential Games for the month of June include SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, AEW Fight Forever and Streets of Rage 4, and they can all be claimed now. Furthermore, PSVR 2 will receive a PC adapter this August, allowing players to enjoy games from their PC libraries on the next-generation virtual reality console.

What do you think caused Sony to remove the 8K logo from the recent PS5 boxes? Let us know in the comments.


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