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8K removed from PlayStation 5 packaging (photos)

8K removed from PlayStation 5 packaging (photos)

the Sony Looks like they just changed their packaging PlayStation 5-Make a simple change: 8K screen is a thing of the past! In particular, PlayStation 5 Slim consoles have been found on store shelves not bearing theā€¦Elusive analysis. We still don’t know exactly when the new consoles came into use, but at the moment there seem to be consoles on the market with both old and new packaging.

Digital Foundry expert John Linneman, among others, commented on this change:

Looks like they removed 8K from the PS5 box? Ha ha, this is very funny and should have been done years ago. It’s pretty clear that not only is 8K not suitable for these devices (with the exception of The Touryst), but 8K displays aren’t desirable. I don’t want one.

For your information, before the launch of the PS5 in November 2020, Sony stated the following:

The PS5 is compatible with 8K displays at launch, and after a future system software update, will be able to output at up to 8K resolution when content becomes available.

However, that update never arrived, as the PS5 supports up to 4K. In terms of content, so far there is only one game that displays in 8K, and that is The Touryst.

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PS5 box before and after removing the 8K display:

For your information, you can see what the original packaging for the PlayStation 5 looks like, along with the 8K display, through the Unboxholics team’s initial rendering of the console.