PlayStation 5 Boxes No Longer Mention 8K Support

Sony has removed all mentions of 8K support in the new PS5 packaging. 

Spotted by on the r/gamingnews subreddit, (via PlayStation Lifestyle), it seems Sony has gotten rid of the 8K claim on the PlayStation 5 boxes. The new boxes for the PlayStation 5 Slim models do not have the 8K logo on the packaging, instead, they only mention 4K at 120 FPS and HDR support. Players feel that Sony might have made the move to remove the claim, to use it for their upcoming mid-gen refresh, the PlayStation 5 Pro. 

Through the FAQ section for the PS5, Sony had mentioned that the console will be compatible with 8K displays at launch. Also, it will eventually be able to output resolutions of up to 8K when the content becomes available and software supports it through future updates. This statement has remained true, however, as we saw Touryst rendering at 7680×4320 at 60 FPS on the PlayStation 5, back in 2021. It is also worth noting that the Xbox Series X also claims to support 8K resolution. Moreover, the console also supports HDMI 2.1, which is capable of providing an 8K output. 

This brings us to the question, why would Sony get rid of the 8K claim if the PS5 can support it? The answer to that is simple, 8K games are something we haven’t seen in the market and it could be a value-adding factor for the PS5 Pro. Hence, Sony might have removed this claim to reserve for the time when the mid-gen refresh console arrives. Another reason could be that there just isn’t enough 8K content in the market yet for the claim to make sense. 

In other news, PlayStation Plus Essential games for the month of June include SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, AEW Fight Forever and Streets of Rage 4 and all of them can claimed now. Furthermore, the PSVR 2 will be receiving a PC adapter this August, enabling players to enjoy games from their PC libraries on the next-gen virtual reality console. 

What is the reason for Sony to remove the 8K logo from the recent PS5 boxes according to you? Let us know in the comments. 

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