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Broken PS5s and Xbox Series Xs: Should You Be Worried? | Generation Next
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Broken PS5s and Xbox Series Xs: Should You Be Worried? | Generation Next

With reports that some brand new PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles are arriving broken, disc drives are acting up, and consoles are crashing in Rest Mode, the Generation Next gang discuss what it's like to be an early adopter of new hardware.
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are out now and, like you, we've been having a fantastic time playing games like Demon's Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Tetris Effect: Connected, and many more. However, it's not all digital sunshine and rainbows with these news consoles. 
Like a lot of newly released hardware, reports have emerged detailing issues with both Sony and Microsoft's new consoles. Along with the many forum posts, tweets, and screams into the ether, we've had our own run-ins with crashes, weird bugs, and general instability. 
So, on this episode of Generation Next, we're taking the time to examine the state of the new consoles, discuss the major issues that have been reported, and recount our own anecdotal experiences. More importantly, we talk about whether you should be worried about any of the problems that are cropping up.
Generation Next is GameSpot's weekly video show all about the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Each Friday, join PlayStation Pro Tamoor Hussain, Xbox Xpert Jordan Ramée, and Console Connoisseur Lucy James as they discuss the biggest stories about the new consoles.

    00:00 - Intro

01:28 - PS5 Digital Editions coming with a disc drive
02:44 - PS5 Rest Mode issues
05:22 - Other PS5 issues: DualSense charging, defaulting to PS4 games, etc.
06:55 - First PS5 system patch
07:43 - PS5 hardware issues vs. software issues
12:15 - Xbox Series X disc drive issues
13:28 - Other Series X issues: Wi-Fi disconnecting, power supply issues, etc.
15:15 - Don't believe the clickbait lies!
16:26 - Should you be worried?

    17:46 - Outro

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Yes, always pretty much every time a new system comes out there is issues of some kind, that become a bigger headache then it was to get it on its release!

Author — Chad Woff

I tried to avoid to use an external drive with my PS5 due the problems already reported. However, when downloading some of my previous PS4 games the downloading would stop randomly. Ended up restarting my console several times and if you miss the jet engine sounds of your PS4, the PS5s disc drive got you covered -_-

Author — RatedZeus

I’ve been having an issue since the recent system update on the PS5 where any time I switch the console on, the display flickers on and off every few seconds, for a few seconds before eventually just not being able to find the source. I always have to boot it into safe mode and changing changing the 4K transfer rate to -1/-2. Every. Fucking time. Anyone else had this issue? I’ve loved my PS5 otherwise. Also NBA 2k21 has had that cloud saving problem but it’s all synced on 2k’s side anyway so I don’t lose any progress

Author — Cpt Chinfuzz

The xbox drive issue is probably due to your box being dropped, shook or badly handled by UPS OR Fed Ex. The good part is that it uses the same drive as the xboxone but you need to swap the controller circuit on the drives since its coded for that system

Author — otogigamer

I was part of the 360 red ring generation...happened to me more than once! So I feel for any one having issues with their new consoles. Its why I always try to wait a bit before buying a console

Author — junglesoldier12