PS5 System Update 23.02-08.40.00 Deployed; Release Notes Inside

Sony has rolled out PS5 system update 23.02-08.40.00, and we’ve got you covered with the official release notes.

The new firmware version should download to your console automatically if this feature has been enabled. If not, users can download the update manually through the system update feature. The new system update weighs in at 1.185GB, and aside from the usual performance improvements, it packs security fixes. Additionally, Sony has implemented improvements to messages and usability for the console’s UI.

We’ve included the release notes below (according to the changes listed when downloading and installing the update):

PS5 system update 23.02-08.40.00 Release Notes

  • We’ve made some security fixes to the system software
  • We’ve improved system software performance and stability
  • We’ve improved the messages and usability on some screens

The official release notes for this update will also be shared on Sony’s official PS5 system update support page here. At the moment of writing, this page hasn’t been updated just yet.

Sony’s PS5 is available worldwide now. As covered recently, more than 40 million units of the console were sold some months ago, and in Europe, sales of the console have skyrocketed. It will be interesting to see how many consoles Sony will be able to sell during the holiday season, especially now that its revised ‘slimmer’ model has hit the shelves. We’ve included the specifications of this new model below:

External dimensions(excluding projecting parts) Approx. 358 × 96 × 216 mm(width × height × depth)
Mass Approx. 3.2 kg
CPU x86-64-AMD Ryzen “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPU AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
System Memory GDDR6 16GB
448GB/s Bandwidth
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
PS5 Game Disc Ultra HD Blu-ray™, up to 100GB/disc
BD/DVD drive Disc Drive portequipped with Disc Drive
Video Out Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Audio “Tempest” 3D AudioTech
Input/OutputFront of Console USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
USB Type-C® port (Hi-Speed USB)
Input/OutputBack of Console USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
Networking Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)Wi-fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
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