PlayStation 5 seems to have much better stability than some consoles of the past generation, which could be rendered unusable by bugs in the system. A small component could render your digital games unusable.
One of the worst was the famous Xbox circle of death that many feared at the time, although Sony is not spared from these drawbacks.
A bug was recently reported to render PS4 digital games unusable, and unfortunately, it seems that PlayStation 5 has the same issue.
The PlayStation 4 bug followed its successor PlayStation 5
YouTube channel Spawn Wave demonstrated through a video that PlayStation 4 consoles lose the ability to play digital games if one of its components fails.
The CMOS battery, which is responsible for maintaining a small memory unit that holds configuration and other data, can cause serious damage when it fails.
The Twitter account, Does it Play? confirmed that this possibility does not only exist on PS4, as PlayStation 5 would suffer the same problem if such a component fails.
A small internal device could cause a major failure.
To reach this conclusion they claim that a volunteer dismantled their console and tested the operation of the unit without the CMOS battery.
The main consequence is that PlayStation 5 digital games are no longer functional on the affected device, although the investigation into other issues is still ongoing.