Top best tools & solutions to clean PS5/ PS4 and Other Consoles In 2022

PlayStation 5 is Sony’s biggest leap yet as far as console gaming goes. With an innovative new controller and incredibly fast loading times, the PlayStation 5 is all you will ever need to have the best gaming experience of your life! It supports gaming in 4K and has immersive 3D audio shopping with a speedy SSD. Surely, this is what a next-generation gaming console truly looks like. The controller is pretty similar to the DualShock 4 but there are some pretty impressive add-ons. For example, better grip and responsive thumbtacks are a couple of new features you can expect to witness in the all-new PlayStation 5 controller.

The gameplay on the brilliant PlayStation 5 is super smooth and addictive as hell!  And of course, you would have spent a decent amount of money to get your hands on it. It’s up to you to properly maintain your PlayStation 5 so you don’t face any issues with it.  It is necessary that you keep your PlayStation in an optimum condition for a better gameplay experience.

One of the claims that Sony made while PS5 was how less of a noise it made when the games loaded. This is because of a cooling system that consists of a 120 mm large fan. It’s recommended to keep your console as dust-free as possible. Before we tell you how you can keep your PlayStation 5 all-new and pristine, let’s take a look at some of the tools you’ll be needing.You will need,

  • A PlayStation 5 console (of course!)
  • Microfibre cloths
  • Low powered vacuum cleaner
  • Canned air spray cans
  • Cleaning brushes

Using the vacuum cleaner

The first way Sony recommends you use to clean your PS5 console is by using a low-powered vacuum cleaner. This helps to easily remove any dust from the air vents. You don’t remove the faceplate. You can use it directly on the vents or areas converted with dust. Let’s do some deep cleaning.

Most users are content with vacuuming or wiping off the dust from the outer parts of the console. But if you want to be really thorough, then here’s how it’s done.

  • When you are following this method, make sure the console is turned off and the stand is removed.
  • Place your console on a clean, flat surface, preferably a clean table. Make sure your PS 5 console is lying sideways.
  • Do this next step very gently. Pull the faceplate away from the console until it comes off. 
  • Repeat the same on the other side.
  • If you see patches of dust settled inside, you can use a low-powered vacuum cleaner to remove it.
  • Or, you can use a spray can of compressed air to neatly remove all the dust particles.
  • Make sure to check the two large holes in front of the console as well. Dust and dirt easily get accumulated in those areas.
  • Once done, you can reattach the faceplates and place the PS 5 console back on the stand.

How to remove stubborn dirt or stains?

Are you struggling to remove the dirt stains? Are they not coming despite using the low-powered vacuum cleaner or the compressed air spray cans?

Do not worry! There’s always a way to fix things. All you need is some isopropyl alcohol. Gently dab a cloth or some cotton pads into isopropyl alcohol. Use the cloth or cotton pad to wipe off the dust or dust stains. Now that you are aware of how to clean your PS5 to maintain it in a proper working condition, that brings up the next question.

How often should you clean your PlayStation 5 console?

It is not necessary to clean your PS 5 often. That being said, there is no certain answer for how frequently a PS5 console needs cleaning. Everyone’s environment in which a  PS5 is set up will be different. Most users don’t require more than a surface-level cleaning. Keep an eye on your PS 5 and if you feel like it needs a clean. Then, it’s time to clean it!

There is one thing that you can look out for to determine whether your PS 5 needs cleaning. If you are playing on the console and notice an increase in the whirring fan sound every time you load your game, then that is a clear sign that you need to clean your PS 5 right away!

Prevention is always better than letting things get worse.  The PlayStation 5 needs proper care and maintenance to provide you with one of the best gameplay experiences ever. If you want to minimize cleaning your PS5, you can install an air purifier in your home or in the room where you have your PS 5. But even then, you will need to manually check for dust accumulation and clean the console in the long run. For better maintenance, Sony recommends that the air vents on the sides and the back of the console need to have at least 10 cm of free space. They should not be blocked or obscured by any other objects. Crammed-up spaces will easily make way for dust to accumulate on your precious PlayStation 5 console and we certainly don’t want that!