Sony has confirmed that the PS5 will soon double up as a Digital Video Recorder DVR however solely in Japan (via TheVerge).

Later this year, PlayStation 5 owners will be capable to purchase a new model of the Nasne DVR peripheral, which features each terrestrial and satellite TV tuner. When mixed with the Torne app, it will pull in live TV streams for viewing on your PS5 or mobile device.

Sony first announced the Japan-only Nasne a standalone home entertainment hub with a 500GB HDD for the PS3 and PS Vita lower back in 2012. It went on to support the PS4 for a whilst before dying out.

Fast ahead to 2021 and it appears to have been resurrected via electronics maker Buffalo. The 2021 Nasne boasts 2TB of storage however can support up to 6TB sufficient for 250 4K movies if you add an exterior difficult drive.


If you prefer to get entry to your recordings on an iPhone, iPad, or Android device, you will want the latest version of the Torne app, which debuted lower back in 2010. According to the Sony Japan press release, “the viewing image high-quality of the iPhone / iPad TV app Torne [app] has been accelerated from the SIE Nasne to reap HD image quality (720p).”

Gamers in Japan can grab the new Nasne “toward the ends of the 2021 income season.” It’s accessible to pre-order via Amazon Japan, priced at 29,800 yen (around £200/$275/AU$350).

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