Compared to the Xbox Series X, the PS5 is starting to look like one big technological turd.
The PS5 can break down for any number of simple reasons, from putting in the wrong discs to just plugging in the wrong cords, and certain launch titles are getting more attention for their bugs than anything else.
Now, some players are finding out the hardware on their PS5's may be broken. This has resulted in numerous users experiencing glitches known as visual artifacts on their TVs when they boot up a game.
#PlayStation5 @PlayStationFR Ici la console #PlayStation5 est possède par « The Ring » des cercles envahis la Télévision ce qui peut crée des crises d’épilepsie ⚠️ attention à vous ! Pas de solution pour le moment @UbisoftFR pic.twitter.com/pUMakjqKle— X Gamer Kid (@X_gamer_kid) November 13, 2020
@AskPlayStation Just wanted to flag this issue for Sackboy on PS5. The only other game for PS5 that I have so far is Astro’s Playroom, but I tested Ghost of Tsushima on PS5 and didn’t have any issues. Would love some guidance please. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/nztJFIRRUx— Naveen (@SinghSanghSungh) November 14, 2020
Visual artifacts are usually caused by an issue with the system's graphics processing unit (GPU). On PCs, these issues can usually be solved by reinstalling or updating the graphics driver, but for proprietary consoles, that's not always a simple option.
So far, no one experiencing visual artifacts on their PS5 has found a way to stop them from happening. Sony's support team wasn't able to offer any help, so if you happen to be having this issue as well, your only solution seems to be to try to return your console.
Finally have a road to a solution. They're sending me a box to send the system to a repair facility. Turn around time is 10-15 business days (so probably a month).— Lord Puhtred of Bürgerbeggin (@snarekick) November 13, 2020
If you pre-ordered your PS5 through Sony, you should be able to return it for a full refund (although then that leaves you without a PS5). If you bought it from a retailer you'll have to check their return policy.
Les grands site de jeux vidéo français me parlent pas des récents problèmes de la #PlayStation5 : On va donc en parler pour eux ! #SpiderManMilesMorales #Glicht #Bruit #PlayStation5Down #bug pic.twitter.com/nwETuVCDXR— X Gamer Kid (@X_gamer_kid) November 16, 2020
I hate to say it, but having a gaming PC with more control and customization sounds pretty good right now.