Like all modern consoles, PlayStation 5 receives regular system updates. Ranging between minor performance improvements, increased system stability and more substantial new features, it's hard to know what you can expect.
PS5 games can be stored on an external hard drive, though we can't play any directly from an external SSD just yet. However, internal storage can be expanded. If you're wondering when to potentially expect that, here's what we know so far.
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After launching in November 2020, Sony's released several PS5 system updates previously. You can find more about them below:
- Update 20.02-02.25.00 - November 17, 2020
- Update 20.02-02.26.00 - November 25, 2020
- Update 20.02-02.2.30.00 - December 9, 2020
- Update 20.02-02.50.00 - February 24, 2021
- Update 21.01-03.00.00 - April 14, 2021
- Update 21.01-03.10.00 - April 27, 2021
- Update 21.01-03.20.00.04 - June 9, 2021
- Update 21.01-03.21.00 - July 8, 2021
- Beta Update 2.0-04.00.00 - July 29, 2021
- Update 21.02-04 - September 17, 2021
- Update 21.02-04.03.00 - October 20, 2021
- Version 21.02-04.50.00 - December 1, 2021
- Version 21.02-04.51-00 - March 8, 2022
It's hard to predict when a new PS5 system update will drop. Some have been just weeks apart, while others took a couple of months. However, if we're going off the previous release pattern, we can safely speculate that a January/February update seems likely for the next one.
How To Update The PS5 And DualSense Controller
Many PS5 system updates bring a DualSense controller update, though this doesn't tend to apply for more minor patches. If you're looking to know how to carry out both updates, we've got you covered right here.