PlayStation 5 upgraded version August 2021 heat issues discussed, as Sony rushes consoles to the public. Before we go any further, the only places we’ve had success purchasing a PlayStation have been BestBuy and GameStop. Target and Wal-Mart have been suspect, with both retailers delaying and canceling shipments.

Austin Evans, a YouTuber, verified this week that a new PS5 model was already available in Australia, Japan, and parts of America earlier this month. It was confirmed during the reveal that the revised console includes a different cooling fan with bigger blades and a new heatsink.

As the console rear exhaust heat temperature has increased by 3 to 5 degrees, the PS5 now has less copper, which is recommended for heat sinks.

What is the significance of this? Because the original models are how Sony intended the systems to be displayed to the public. However, due to shortages and individuals desperate for consoles at any cost, this will shorten the system’s lifespan.

Some were initially concerned about the long-term ramifications of the cooling solution modification, which we won’t see results from for a few years.

This current version of the PS5 is a significantly inferior model, since Sony has drastically reduced production costs from the first $499 edition of the system, which they have been losing money on.

So far, only the digital edition of the PS5 has been opened, with the disc-version expected to be reviewed on YouTube in the coming days. With Sony’s history of cooling troubles, we never know, but we’re betting they’re savvy enough today to not screw over the consumer.

If you haven’t already purchased a PS5, you should do it soon before the updated models totally replace the original models in a matter of weeks.