Headline: PS5 Users Report Melting USB Ports During Intense Gaming Sessions at Evolution Tournament
Las Vegas, NV – Reports have emerged of PlayStation 5 (PS5) systems experiencing melted USB ports during extended gameplay sessions, leaving many players concerned about the console’s durability. The incidents were observed at Evolution, the world’s largest fighting games tournament held in Las Vegas.
The issue seems to arise from the console’s limited number of USB-A ports on the front, leading many players to plug their controllers into the ports at the back. It is believed that the combination of prolonged use of the consoles and the heat exhaust at the back generated high temperatures, causing melted plastic inside the USB ports.
Competitors at the tournament shared their experiences, with some reporting that their cables fused with the PS5’s USB ports, resulting in the entire port coming out when the cable was pulled. Concerns have been raised about the potential implications of this issue on the console’s overall functionality.
Despite numerous requests for comment, both Sony and Evo, the company that now owns the tournament, have remained silent on the matter. This has left the gaming community and affected players awaiting an official statement regarding the reported USB port melting.
Further investigation suggests that some competitors were using unlicensed converters for their older PS4 fight sticks on the PS5. It is unclear whether these unlicensed converters contributed to the issue. However, gamers are advised to avoid using such converters until an official statement is released.
With Sony’s recent acquisition of Evo, the company has solidified its position in the fighting games community. The PS5 is now the default system for the upcoming Street Fighter 6 competition, further cementing its presence in the gaming industry.
Since its launch in 2020, the PS5 has sold nearly 40 million units globally. In comparison, Microsoft has not disclosed specific sales figures for its Xbox Series X and S consoles, leaving the PS5 as the dominant player in the market.
To prevent USB cable melting on the PS5, users are advised to utilize the front USB-A or USB-C ports instead of the rear ones. Additionally, it is recommended to allow the console time to cool down before plugging in any cables and to refrain from using unlicensed converters until an official statement is provided by Sony.
As the issue gains attention, it remains unclear whether the affected USB ports were from defective PS5s or if the problem extends to a larger batch of consoles. Users are encouraged to exercise caution and follow the suggested tips to minimize the risk of encountering similar issues with their PS5 systems.
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