Console developers can update modern hardware through firmware updates, adding new features, and fixing other user issues. Last week, Nintendo and Sony both released firmware updates that solved various user issues for each console.
The Nintendo Switch received a firmware update to enable Bluetooth connectivity for this four-year-old system, so you can finally use Apple AirPods with the Switch. Better late than never.
At the same time, Sony’s new PlayStation 5 update provides various quality of life changes. For example, your system library can now clearly distinguish between PlayStation 5 and 4 versions of the same game. You can now customize the control center menu. And, perhaps most importantly, the update supports internal storage expansion, which means that PS5 users can install their own SSD into the console as a way to expand the internal storage of the system.
These are welcome changes, but no console is 100% perfect. For example, I personally like my PlayStation and Switch, they are automatically logged in every time I open them. My Xbox can do this, why can’t my other systems? Also, I don’t understand how Sony changed the way you turn off the console between PS4 and PS5. I hope there is a way to customize the way each console is closed, so you can choose whether you want to hold down the home button or you want to perform a different action to shut down the system.
how about you? What other firmware updates would you like to see? How would you make your favorite console better?