Those 'melting' PS5 reports are a little alarming

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The PS5 has sold like hot cakes since its 2020 release, leading to supply issues that have only begun to clear up in the last 12 months. But if you are one of the lucky owners of Sony's next-gen console, you might want to be careful of pushing it too hard – as some gamers have begun to discover. 

Somewhat alarmingly, multiple PS5 owners at a recent e-sports tournament experienced a 'melting' issue, with the console's USB port getting so hot that it has detached from the machine itself and become stuck inside whatever accessory was using it. (Feeling brave? Check out the best PS5 deals available now.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.