Today’s PS5 system update includes a fix for controllers that won’t charge in rest mode

And an issue with disc-based games uninstalling themselves

When the PlayStation 5 works perfectly, it’s fantastic – playing games and even just navigating the UI feels dramatically faster compared to the PS4’s sluggish ways – but I’ve experienced hiccups for sure. Sony is very much still working out the kinks, as evidenced by the recent system software updates.

The latest PS5 update (Version 20.02-02.26.00) includes more stability improvements, as expected. But Sony has also worked in a couple of other fixes – and actually told us about them, for once.

  • An issue where installed disc versions of games were sometimes deleted was resolved.
  • An issue that prevented the PS5 wireless controller from being charged while in rest mode when connected to the PS5’s front side USB Type-A port using the USB cable included with some PS5 consoles was resolved.

It didn’t dawn on me until I heard other PS5 owners ask around about finicky DualSense charging problems, but as someone who leaves a spare controller plugged in while the console is sleeping, I’ve seen this in action. I was all ready for Overcooked and my gamepad was mysteriously out of juice.

Even if that only happened to me once, it’s nice to see the problem resolved. If we can just get some of these PS5 games to stop crashing – for me, it’s been Demon’s Souls – then we’ll be golden.

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.