Astro's Playroom PS5

Nothing like the midweek, is there? Hump day, some call it. Most would call it Wednesday. We usually refer to it here at Push Square as the-day-where-nothing-usually-happens. Well, today, that trend is well and truly bucked, because Sony has just dropped a fresh PlayStation 5 firmware update on us, like a scoop of chocolate ice cream falling from a child's cone and splatting onto the gravel of a dingy zoo.

Daft similes aside, yes, there is indeed a new system software update for PS5, and it's ready for you to download and install right now. It's just over 1GB in size, so shouldn't take you long to get your console up to speed. You must be curious about a couple of things: firstly, what does the new PS5 firmware update do? Secondly, why did we stick with that whole ice cream in a zoo thing?

To answer the first question, here's the full, unfiltered patch notes for today's new firmware update:

"This system software update improves system performance."

It's like putting on a comfy pair of slippers, isn't it?

That second question about the ice cream in the first paragraph: not really sure where that came from. The trouble is, now we want ice cream, a day at the zoo, or both, ideally. We can all sit here on this otherwise unremarkable Wednesday and mumble something about updating our PS5 consoles to the latest firmware, or we can have a more interesting conversation about ice cream and zoo trips.

Sticking with the latter, then — what's your favourite ice cream flavour, and do you have any good zoo anecdotes? If you can somehow combine the two into one story, then we're really cooking with gas. Anyway, tell us your thoughts on the new PS5 firmware, or better yet, ice creams and zoos, in the comments section below.