Sony has just rolled out a new PlayStation 5 firmware update, PS5 system software update 21.01-03.21.00.
As with most PlayStation firmware updates nowadays, the release notes for this update only mention improved system performance. If enabled, the new system update will automatically be downloaded to the console. The new firmware version can also be downloaded manually via the PS5's system settings ( Settings > System > System Software > System Software Update).
We’re pretty sure that the update does more than that, but these ‘under-the-hood changes haven’t been shared just yet. For the sake of completeness, we’ve included the release notes for this new system software update down below:
PS5 System Software Update 21.01-03.21.00 Release Notes
This system software update improves system performance.
Sony will likely be updating its official PS5 system update page shortly with the release notes as well. The current PS5 firmware version is 21.01-03.20.00. The system update was released last month and packed improvements to system performance alongside various fixes.
The PlayStation 5 is available globally now. Sony released the next-gen console back in November of last year. As reported back in April of this year, since the console's launch, more than 7.8 million units have been sold up to March 31, 2021. As also reported, 3.3 million units were shipped during the first 3 months of 2021.
We reviewed Sony's next-gen console upon launch and praised its next-gen features, including the impressive all-new DualSense controller. Here's what our very own Kai Powell had to say about Sony's console.
Sony's entry into the next-generation console war is the one that feels like a proper next-gen system. Rather than simply expanding on the existing libraries, Sony has established themselves as the console that's going to bring gamers into a new era. The software and UI are both early on in their implementation, but it's the combination of Sony's new Tempest AudioTech, titles that can take advantage of the SSD, and the DualSense controller that truly make this console stand out among the rest.