A bizarre PS5 fault is infuriating gamers

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Probably the biggest problem with the PS5 is getting hold of one in the first place. The console has been infamously tricky to bag, thanks to supply constraints and its overwhelming popularity. But gamers who have been lucky enough snag a PlayStation 5 are noticing a curious issue.

It might sound like a swanky bottle of booze, but 'coil whine', or electromagnetically induced acoustic noise (thanks, Wikipedia) is in fact an unwelcome sound that can emit from electrical hardware. And thanks to graphically intensive games like Horizon Forbidden West, it's bothering more than a few PS5 users right now. (Feeling lucky? Check out the latest PS5 restock news.) 

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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.