IDU Mode

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IDU (abbreviated from Individual Display Unit) is a mode designed for Kiosk/Demo PS5s meant to demonstrate different game demos, features, etc. usually found in game/electronic stores. On the PS4, it is automatically activated and all content is automatically transferred by using a PS4 IDU disc. This could be the same situation for the PS5, however no discs have been found/confirmed, as of today.

Kiosk PS5

Prototype Kiosk

Region Settings

Settings Menu

Status Menu

Content Unavailable screen

Kiosk PS5, with installed bundle

IDU PSN restriction

Overview[edit]

Setup/Settings[edit]

Menu Information
Select Country or Region
Select Language Multiple languages - the same ones the PS5 supports
Select Region Multiple regions - the same ones the PS5 supports
Settings
Disable Downloads ON/OFF.
Allow Game Downloads ON/OFF. Control automatic game demo downloads
Allow Video Downloads ON/OFF. Control automatic trailer downloads
Disable Attract Mode Audio ON/OFF.
Virtual Controller ON/OFF.

Status Screen[edit]

Menu Information
Status
System Software Version Displays current installed firmware
System Hardware ID Displays console's ID, not usually shown in Settings
Client Version Displays console's IDU client version, could be something similar to PS4's OMSK
Device Name Displays device name, same found in Settings
Installed Bundle Displays bundle version, could be found on the disc
Bundle Name Displays bundle name, could be the same name as the disc


Interface[edit]

  • Seems similar to a game hub, with quick launch demos, information, icon and videos (trailer). When there is no bundle installed, a splash screen with "Content unavailable" is displayed.
  • Just like PS4, IDU mode restricts both application launching and PlayStation Network features.
  • If similar to PS4, by activating IDU Mode it will flash a value to sflash that will prevent the user to remove it if reinstalling the firmware or updating the firmware.

Internal Title ID[edit]

  • Inside PS5's firmware, 10 different Title IDs referring to IDU have been found.
Title ID Internal Name Information
NPXS40069 TITLEID_SIE_IDU_DAEMON IDU Daemon activates the process of recognizing and installing retail packages (IDU demos) from the server.
NPXS45085 TITLEID_SIE_IDU_CLIENT IDU Client is the main application that provides a GUI to the whole process
NPXS45181 TITLEID_SIE_IDU_UTILITY_FULL IDU Utility Full Operation switch?
NPXS45182 TITLEID_SIE_IDU_UTILITY_NORMAL IDU Utility Normal Operation switch?
NPXS21005 TITLEID_SCE_DAEMON_IDU IDU Daemon with same ID as found on the PS4, possibly included for backwards compatibility?
NPXS29005 TITLEID_SCE_APP_IDU IDU OMSK Client with same ID as found on the PS4, possibly included for backwards compatibility?
NPXS29800 TITLEID_SCE_IDU_UTILITY IDU Utility, possibly a application like the Client only controllable via the disc?
NPXS29801 TITLEID_SCE_IDU_UTILITY_REGION IDU Utility Region switch?
PPSL07787 TITLEID_SIE_IDU_CLIENT_FOR_E1 IDU Client for E1, unknown what it means
PPSA01759 TITLEID_SIE_IDU_CLIENT_FOR_PROD IDU Client for Production, unknown what it means