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Sony Removes 8K Label From the PS5 Box

Sony Removes 8K Label From the PS5 Box - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 June 2024 / 2,806 Views

Sony has updated the box for the PlayStation 5 to remove the mention it supports 8K resolution.

The listing for the PS5 Slim and PS5 Slim Digital Edition on PlayStation Direct has removed the 8K label on the box art. Amazon has updated the box art for the PS5, while Walmart as of the time of writing has yet to update the box art.

The Touryst was the first game on the PS5 to support 8K resolution. It released in September 2021 for the PS5.

8K resolution is 7,680 pixels horizontally and 4,320 pixels vertically. This is four times the number of pixels as 4K and 16 times that of 1080p.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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13 Comments
Salnax (on 05 June 2024)

How many 8k games are there on PS5? I could only find one, "The Touryst."

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Hardstuck-Platinum Salnax (on 05 June 2024)

The Touryst is the only one. That one game proves that at least the 8K claim wasn't technically a lie.

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I'm pretty sure that it was only for super sampling though, right? As far as I know, the console was never actually able to output an 8k signal to an 8k TV.

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Goomba Hardstuck-Platinum (on 06 June 2024)

At the same time to brag about it(by labeling the box) while having just a single piss-poor game at 8K is just pathetic. Do you know that there are recent native games on PS5 that run at (close to) 720p native resolution.
How is this reality look next to that 8K labeling?

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ireadtabloids Goomba (on 06 June 2024)

The Touryst is fun while it lasts, but it’s hardly a good example of 8K or even 4K. Shinen are great and one of my favourite studios, but you get the full experience at 1080P.

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Azzanation (on 05 June 2024)

I'll assume it's to avoid a lawsuit.

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CosmicSex Azzanation (on 06 June 2024)

Technically it is true as he states but what about Xbox. There are 0 8K games on Xbox and it is also on the Series X box even though no one ever mentions.

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Azzanation CosmicSex (on 07 June 2024)

They both mislead, however the Xbox Series X box does not plaster a Gold 8k logo on the front of the box. These are not 8k machines.

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deskpro2k3 (on 05 June 2024)

That 8k box will be worth a lot some day.

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BraLoD deskpro2k3 (on 05 June 2024)

Doubt it, there are 60M of them out.

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deskpro2k3 BraLoD (on 05 June 2024)

Did you keep your box?

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Wman1996 deskpro2k3 (on 06 June 2024)

I have kept most of my boxes, but I got rid of my PS5 box because it's the bulkiest and taking up too much space. Not to mention it's lifeless. At least my PS4 Pro box is the blue color standard for PS4 boxes and has some artwork of games on the back.
And there's almost no chance the box with the 8K label will be worth really anything compared to later boxes. There are millions of those boxes still out there that haven't been recycled or to the landfill and I doubt collectors will care a lot (even if some do).

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BraLoD deskpro2k3 (on 06 June 2024)

Every single one since the PS1.

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