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PlayStation quietly made a huge change to physical PS5 games without you noticing

PlayStation quietly made a huge change to physical PS5 games without you noticing

The PlayStation 5's box looks a tad different now

Only the most eagle-eyed of detectives will have noticed this.

Right under our noses, Sony appears to have removed the ‘8K’ logo from the box of PlayStation 5 consoles.

Many of us who have purchased a PS5 will see three small gold symbols displayed in the top right-hand corner of its box.

They read 8K, 4K 120, and HDR.

However, as reported by PlayStation Lifestyle, the box has been altered for recently produced consoles and now just displays 4K 120 and HDR.

Back when the PS5 launched, Sony wrote, “PS5 is compatible with 8K displays at launch, and after a future system software update will be able to output resolutions up to 8K when content is available, with supported software.”

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The most logical explanation for this change is that while, yes, the PS5 remains compatible with 8K displays, there’s perhaps not enough 8K content to back up the latter part of that aforementioned statement.

With that in mind, it somewhat makes sense to remove it from the box as support for 8K content is far more likely to be something more substantially included in the rumoured PS5 Pro or PS6.

Theories online have condemned this change as a marketing move, with theorists claiming that Sony will put 8K on the front of the rumoured PS5 Pro’s box instead.

We can verify the change.

Console boxes displayed on Sony’s own PlayStation Direct store only display the 4K 120 and HDR logos.

Some have gone as far as saying it’s “false advertising” and that Sony should be sued, but as I mentioned earlier, the PS5 is indeed compatible with 8K displays and that hasn’t changed as far as we know.

The 8K logo’s removal doesn’t appear to coincide with any console changes so there’s not really much in the way of false advertising here.

It’s a strange conundrum. One for which a concrete answer isn’t as yet available.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation, PlayStation 5, Sony