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New PS5 and DualSense controller updates makes a short list of improvements


Sony has released an update for the PlayStation 5 and the DualSense controller.

The update, which brings the PS5 up to version 21.01-03.20.00 (just rolls off the tongue!) makes a short list of changes, as detailed on the PlayStation website:

  • This system software update improves system performance.
  • We've updated the DualSense wireless controller device software to improve stability.
  • We've fixed an issue that restricted the functionality of some screens when the screen reader was enabled.
  • We've fixed an issue where games that you've hidden on PS4 were not hidden on PS5.
  • We've made the process of copying games from USB extended storage to console storage in the game library more stable.
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Of note is the update to the DualSense controller. Sony said it improves stability, which isn't particularly helpful. Redditor Heymodspleasehelp noticed a controller battery indicator bug was now fixed. "It was at zero percent before I updated now it's at two bars," they said.

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