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News outlet Wololo clarified that it's perfectly fine to keep your PS5 upright. A report a few weeks ago suggested that placing a current-generation console vertically could easily cause internal damage, as liquid metal would leak from the side of the APU and eventually spread onto the motherboard. The outlet has now retracted its statement, claiming that while the issue can still occur, there is “no evidence” that it will occur on consoles that have not been tampered with out of the box. This will mostly affect those who have recently repaired their PS5, so you may want to place it carefully. There's nothing dangerous about the new PS5 standing upright.

Wololo stated that the initial reports were related to their misunderstanding that they “believed” that the liquid metal issue occurred on untampered boxed PS5 units. “what he [The Cod3r — hardware Youtuber who first brought the design flaw to attention] Said (and meant) a PS5 (the real console!) that hadn't been opened by any other repair shop before him,” Wololo tweeted. If the problem is really serious, it will give Sony a bad impression , as the company continues to advertise the product in an upright position. Sony previously made it that you can position the PS5 both vertically and horizontally thanks to the plastic base that clips onto the console's white shell.

Namely, TheCod3r and Wololo stand by their claims There is a real risk of placing the PS5 vertically, which ends up unevenly distributing the liquid metal designed to help cool the APU. However, there is no extensive evidence to support this claim. It is worth mentioning that PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan announced during CES 2023 that PS5 has sold more than 30 million units worldwide. He also claimed that December — Christmas — is by far the biggest month for the console, and players should now be able to find a console “easier” from local retailers. It's unclear if this applies to India, where PS5s go on sale in bulk and sell out within minutes.

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Back in September, Sony quietly revamped the interior of the newly revised PS5 model, which first became available in Australia. As confirmed by tech YouTuber Austin Evans, the new unit bears the CFI-1200 number and proves to be 200 grams lighter than the original CFI-1100 variant. The new PS5 also draws less power and sees cooler changes and includes an updated motherboard.

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