PS5 gamers just got a free performance upgrade in time for Christmas

If you're a PS5 gamer then you need to download the latest firmware update right away

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Sony PS5 gamers are looking like they're going to have a really strong Christmas gaming period thanks to a strong first-year library of great PS5 games.

And, best of all, PlayStation 5 owners are going to be able to enjoy playing PS5 games this winter holiday season with a performance boost, too, as Sony has just dropped the console's latest System Software Update.

The best bit about System Software Update 21.02-04.50.00? Only that according to its official description in its release notes, "This system software update improves system performance".

A PS5 firmware upgrade that "improves system performance" is something we're sure all PlayStation 5 gamers would want, so we're advising anyone with a console to boot up their system and update the system's firmware immediately.

The firmware update is 914MB in size, too, so for most gamers with a half decent internet connection they'll have it downloaded and installed within 10 minutes.

This way gamers can ensure their PS5 running optimally this winter holiday season, and can look forward to being blown away by jaw-dropping gaming experiences with stunning graphics and buttery smooth framerates.

Want to trick out your PS5 to the max? Then be sure to also upgrade its internal storage capacity with one of the best PS5 SSDs on the market today. T3 also has a video guide for how to install an SSD in the PS5, so be sure to watch it to hit the ground running.

And, while you're at it, why not also mod the PlayStation badge on your PS5 console? This article shows how you can do it for peanuts in terms of spend.

Don't have a PS5? Then be sure to check out T3's PS5 restock tracker, which is updated every day with the very latest stock information.

Robert Jones

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