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The PlayStation 5 Has Revived A 'Classic' PlayStation 3 Bug

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The PlayStation 5 Has Revived A 'Classic' PlayStation 3 Bug

As much as I loved my PlayStation 3, there's no denying it had its problems. For one thing it had a habit of heating up quicker than my oven, and eventually got to the point where it would get so hot that it'd just... shut down.

Then there was the fact that your DualShock 3 battery indicator would appear on top of the clock, preventing us from seeing time whenever we pushed the PlayStation button. Slightly less alarming than your console getting so hot it needs to turn off, but still a real pain. Of course this particular issue was eventually fixed in 2009 via a system update. Sony confirmed in the patch notes that "when you press the PS button, the battery life indicator will no longer cover up the clock." There was a lot of celebration from fans, and the galaxy was at peace once more.

Fast forward 11 years, and it seems as if Sony has decided to revive this "vintage" bug, although it's not entirely clear whether the company chose to do this as a cheeky joke... or if it's an actual oversight. As spotted by PushSquare, the recently unveiled PS5 UI video has a moment during which the DualSense battery indicator obscures the time in the top right corner of the screen. See for yourself below.

PS5 UI / Credit: Sony
PS5 UI / Credit: Sony

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Surely... surely there is no way that Sony has managed to make the same mistake twice? Obviously this could easily be patched out in a system update, but to have listened to feedback and fixed the problem on a console from well over a decade ago, only to reintroduce the same issue on a brand-new machine would be ridiculous. Sony has to have included this as a joke - that's what I'm hoping for, anyway.

The PS5 launches in the UK on November 19th, so we don't have too long to wait before we find out for sure whether or not Sony has mucked up again. If nothing else, I guess we can be grateful the PS4 didn't pull anything quite like this.

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Topics: PlayStation 5

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