Xbox Series X and PS5 will be coming this year, but you can still use your old gaming consoles while you wait for the big launch since they still hide some life inside them. According to CNET's latest report, people wouldn't probably use the same phone or any gadget for seven years.
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According to CNET's previous report, if people will purchase PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2013, the time those game consoles went on sale, it'll be seven years old later this year; the same year that the next-generation gaming consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be launched. However, with potentially limited availability of the new game consoles because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, including its prices expected to be around $400 up to $600, there are a few reasons for you to hold on to your old gaming consoles.
Here are some tips to extend your old game console's life
CNET provided some tips on how to keep your current-gen game consoles running smoothly, extending its life. With the game consoles sealed boxes, a lot of heat may be generated, with most of them still have optical drives and spinning hard disks which both can be a point of failure, the current-gen game consoles can be fickle. CNET also reported previously that a high life failure rate is expected in the Xbox 360, indicated by dreaded Red Ring of Death. Here are the tips that are primarily aimed, not only on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X but also on other game consoles with earlier hardware.
Old gaming consoles must not be kept in a wood cabinet or closed glass, especially when it is running. They should also not be stack with other devices, such as a cable box or another game console on top of your console. Better airflow should be provided using a riser or 3D-printing a set of feet to get the console off the ground. Dust and debris should be blown off from the game console's fan vents regularly using a can of compressed air.
A hard restart must be done if the user is having trouble. However, it is different from just pressing a button to put the system to sleep and then opening it again, which is done by doing a long press of about 10 seconds on the power button. Choose the option All settings, which can be found in the settings menu, and then choose the following in order:
System, Console Info, Reset Console. Choose the option that will keep your apps and other games installed. If you choose the "reset and remove everything" option, the game console will do a full factory wipe.
It has the same steps as Xbox One. Go to the PlayStation Account Management/Network, which can be found in the settings menu also. After doing this, choose the following options in order; Activate as Your Primary PS4, Change this option to Deactivate if it is currently active,
Go back out to Settings, Initialization, and then choose either Initialize PS4, which will provide a full swipe, or Restore Default Settings, thus, keeping the game saved and installed.