PS5 firmware update will address fan noise and cooling

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As the PS5's November 12th launch date rapidly approaches, the buzz has mainly been positive. One unexpected, but important part of the conversation concerns cooling efficiency and fan noise. Due to the known issues and complaints about the PS4's obnoxiously loud fan, Sony's VP of mechanical development, Yasuhiro Ootori, recently addressed the issue during an interview with Japanese outlet 4Gamer.  

Obviously, Sony has taken the user complaints seriously and besides addressing these issues via the PS5's heat-optimized hardware. According to Ootori, they plan to adjust PS5 fan speed and noise post-launch with firmware updates.

Many of you will recognize Yasuhiro Ootori from Sony's recent PS5 teardown video. So who better to explain their plans to address issues with the upcoming PS5? After complaints about the PS4 fan noise Sony decided to address the issue and make some serious design changes to ensure that the PS5 would run nearly silent. 

Ootori mentions in his interview that there will be three different temperature sensors on its main board. Sony will also optimize the PS5's fans by collecting data from these sensors and then releasing a firmware update to address any issues. 

Sony has been pulling out all stops to eschew any potential fears for the next-gen console. Kudos to Sony for being proactive as November 12th will soon be upon us. 

Mark Anthony Ramirez

Mark has spent 20 years headlining comedy shows around the country and made appearances on ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, Food Network, and Sirius XM Radio. He has written about every topic imaginable, from dating, family, politics, social issues, and tech. He wrote his first tech articles for the now-defunct Dads On Tech 10 years ago, and his passion for combining humor and tech has grown under the tutelage of the Laptop Mag team. His penchant for tearing things down and rebuilding them did not make Mark popular at home, however, when he got his hands on the legendary Commodore 64, his passion for all things tech deepened. These days, when he is not filming, editing footage, tinkering with cameras and laptops, or on stage, he can be found at his desk snacking, writing about everything tech, new jokes, or scripts he dreams of filming.