PS5 News Today

Curated news on Sony's latest console.

PS5 North American Launch:
PS5 is here in North America!

PlayStation 5 Global Launch Celebration - YouTube

11/20/2020 @ 1:32:00 AM

See how PlayStation celebrated the global launch of the PS5 console with iconic buildings and popular sites around the world.

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PlayStation 5 Review: Next Gen Gaming! - YouTube

11/15/2020 @ 1:25:00 AM

PS5 review from a casual gamer.


A guide to streaming games using Twitch on PS5 – PlayStation.Blog

11/13/2020 @ 1:30:00 AM

Congratulations! You and your PlayStation 5 are ready to start creating content on Twitch. Thanks to the Create button on your DualSense wireless controller it’s now faster than ever to start up a stream from the comfort of your console.


The dawn of a new generation: PS5 is almost here

11/12/2020 @ 2:00:00 AM

What a year. I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for cheering us on and keeping us honest. I know I speak for all of Sony Interactive Entertainment when I say that you are at the very center of everything we make and do here.

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Review: PlayStation 5 -

11/11/2020 @ 11:09:00 AM

Its DualSense controller ushers in some fresh control concepts, though you'll need a new TV to really take advantage of the PS5's horsepower.


Best Buy won’t let you buy a PS5 or Xbox Series X in stores until 2021

11/6/2020 @ 10:57:00 PM

But you can order online for in-store pickup or contactless curbside service



11/6/2020 @ 1:00:00 PM

Yes, games look better, particularly if you have a high-end television to take advantage of features like 4K, HDR, and 120fps. But it’s not the dramatic shift that we’ve seen with past generations.


PlayStation 5: Launch Day Ordering Update

11/5/2020 @ 12:06:00 AM

In the interest of keeping our gamers, retailers, and staff safe amidst COVID-19, today we are confirming that all day-of launch sales will be conducted through the online stores of our retail partners.

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Introducing the new PlayStation App, redesigned to enhance your gaming experiences on PS4 and PS5 – PlayStation.Blog

10/29/2020 @ 3:30:00 AM

Today we’re introducing new ways to amplify your connections with friends and the games you love to play even when you’re away from your console. We’re pleased to unveil the updated PlayStation App, reimagined to enhance your gaming experiences on both PS4 and PS5.

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Cyberpunk 2077 on Twitter: "We have important news to share with you" / Twitter

10/27/2020 @ 3:21:00 PM

Today, we've decided to move the release date of Cyberpunk 2077 by 21 days. The new release date is December 10th.


PlayStation 5 Unboxing & Accessories! - YouTube

10/27/2020 @ 3:05:00 PM

Sony PS5 is has arrived! This is the unboxing experience.


Hands-On With Astro's Playroom On PS5

10/27/2020 @ 12:00:00 PM

After months of online events featuring real gameplay footage of games running on the PlayStation 5, we finally got our hands on the real thing. It’s not Miles Morales: Spider-Man. It’s not Demon’s Souls. It’s the surprisingly engaging game Sony is bundling with every PS5, Astro’s Playroom.


Unboxing the PS5: Everything in the box - CNET

10/27/2020 @ 9:00:00 AM

The PlayStation 5 is coming soon. How soon? Soon enough that we have a final retail unit to unbox and examine in detail. Sorry, no hands-on with the games or UI yet, that will have to wait a little longer.


FIRST HANDS ON with PS5 CONTROLLER! NEW Playstation 5 Gameplay (4K 60FPS) - YouTube

10/21/2020 @ 1:39:00 AM

First Hands on with PS5 Controller - New Playstation 5 Controller Gameplay Hands On!


Sony will optimize PS5 fan performance with software updates using individual game data - The Verge

10/19/2020 @ 2:38:00 PM

Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 5 console has a massive internal cooling system composed of, among other things, a gigantic fan. But the device, a 120mm-wide and 45mm-thick double-sided intake fan, also has some smart software to power it, and that software will improve the fan’s performance over time based on data gathered from individual games, according to a new interview with Yasuhiro Ootori...


Sony's 'Ready for PS5' 4K TVs finally get the upgrade that makes them next-gen worthy

10/17/2020 @ 4:29:00 PM

Sony’s ‘Ready for PS5’ 4K TV range had actually been waiting for that all-important PS5 upgrade but a firmware update has arrived to bring two models up to HDMI 2.1 speed. Or, at least, partly. But it's the most important part, happily.


Details on new voice chat functionality coming to PS5

10/16/2020 @ 12:43:00 PM

Managing online safety is an important part of ensuring that. We believe that it’s critical that gamers be able to quickly and accurately report abuse or harassment if they experience it while on PlayStation Network. As part of this initiative, we’ve been preparing to roll out a new feature on the PS5 console that enables gamers to report verbal harassment through a new Voice Chat reporting function. Its sole purpose is to help in reporting of inappropriate behavior, including actions that violate our Community Code of Conduct.

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Burger King PS5 sweepstakes starts today in the US – PlayStation.Blog

10/15/2020 @ 4:35:00 PM

The launch of PlayStation 5 is just weeks away! And we’re teaming up with our friends at Burger King on a new launch promotion.

Starting today, Burger King guests who purchase the 2 for $5 deal in the US will have a chance at winning a PS5 console.* Here’s how it works...

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First look: PlayStation 5’s next-generation user experience – PlayStation.Blog

10/15/2020 @ 4:16:00 PM

With less than a month until launch, we’re thrilled to share our very first look at the PlayStation 5 console’s user experience (UX)

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PlayStation Game Library Curates Your PS4 and PS5 Games - Siliconera

10/14/2020 @ 2:43:00 AM

Sony has a new website to help you keep track of your game collection, but there are some limitations. The PlayStation Game Library website is now open at


Can't Find a PS5? Burger King Is Giving You a Chance to Win Next-Gen Console

10/13/2020 @ 6:21:00 PM

If you're having trouble procuring your PlayStation 5 there's another way to get your hands on one of the hottest pieces of tech this holiday season and it involves buying some Burger King.

Sony announced a new promotion in conjunction with Burger King to give gamers a shot at getting their own PS5.

Starting October 15 through November 22, purchasing the two for $5 meal at any Burger King in the US will have a chance at winning a PlayStation 5. Of course, there is a specific way to enter the PS5/Burger King promotion.


PS5 pre-orders: Where to buy PS5 guide | T3

10/13/2020 @ 3:58:00 AM

A third wave of PS5 pre-orders are slated to land during Amazon Prime Day 2020


'Borderlands 3' Is Doing PS5 And Xbox Series X Upgrades The Right Way

10/13/2020 @ 2:39:00 AM

Borderlands 3 just rolled out dates for when the next-gen versions of the game will be live on PS5 and Xbox Series X, and they’re about what you’d expect, minus a collection of regions on PS5.


Western Digital Announces PS5-Compatible PCIe Gen4 WD_Black SSD

10/12/2020 @ 3:31:00 PM

Western Digital has announced a range of new WD_Black SSDs to complement its current offering on the market. The biggest announcement has to be the new PCIe Gen4 SSD which if you don’t know by now, is one of the upcoming storage solutions required on the PS5.


New Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Screenshot Shows Off Incredible Detail Capable on PS5

10/11/2020 @ 1:25:00 AM

A new Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales screenshot shows off the incredible detail capable on PS5.


Naughty Dog Confirms All Its PS4 Games Will Work on PS5

10/10/2020 @ 5:15:00 PM

Following ambiguity around the PS5's backwards compatibility, Naughty Dog confirms that all of its games will work on the upcoming console.


All of your PS4 games will be playable on PS5 – except these 10

10/10/2020 @ 5:00:00 PM

PS5 backward compatibility has been something of a mystery for the past several months, but Sony finally provided a detailed explanation of the feature this week. Sony says that "the overwhelming majority of PS4 games" will be playable on PS5, but the company has listed 10 PS4 games that will not work with the new console. You can easily transfer your PS4 games and save files from your PS4 to your PS5. Sony's slow drip of important information...


PlayStation VR Is Backward Compatible On PS5, But There’s A Catch

10/10/2020 @ 1:30:00 PM

You'll need to bring some of your PS4 gear with you if you want to play PSVR on the PlayStation 5.


WD’s brand new NVMe SSD should be fast enough for the PS5 – BGR

10/8/2020 @ 10:48:00 PM

Western Digital revealed a series of new storage solutions on Thursday, including an NVMe SSD that should be fast enough to work with the PS5. The PS5 has an SSD with read speeds of 5.5GB/s, and ex…


What is HDMI 2.1 And Is It Important To Have For Next Gen? - GameSpot

10/8/2020 @ 6:20:00 PM

The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S all support HDMI 2.1. But what does that mean for your gaming experience, and is it worth the upgrade for your TV?


Worms Rumble gets December release date on PS5 | GamesRadar+

10/8/2020 @ 5:21:00 PM

The battle-royale Worms game is getting an open beta on November 6


Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate brings Rain, Mileena, and Rambo – PlayStation.Blog

10/8/2020 @ 4:34:00 PM

The new content arrives November 17 on PS4 and PS5.


PS5 Teardown: An up-close and personal look at the console hardware - YouTube

10/7/2020 @ 2:04:00 PM

Your first look at PS5's internal components that will power the next generation of amazing games. Do not try this at home. Risk of exposure to laser radia...


Experience PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech with compatible headsets at launch, TV Virtual Surround Sound coming after launch – PlayStation.Blog

10/6/2020 @ 6:03:00 PM

Experience 3D audio in games like Demon's Souls, Resident Evil Village, Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and more.


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta – everything you need to know – PlayStation.Blog

10/6/2020 @ 5:59:00 PM

Prepare for two weekends of intense Beta action with this guide, including schedule and pre-load info.


Why Isn’t Sony Talking About PS4’s Two Massive 2020 Hits On PS5?

10/6/2020 @ 1:57:00 PM

Why is Sony not discussing or showing how The Last of Us Part 2 or Ghosts of Tsushima will play on PS5?


Select PS5 Games Available For $50 Before Launch, In A Roundabout Way - GameSpot

10/6/2020 @ 1:55:00 PM

Sony is selling PS4 and PS5 editions of games coming out this holiday, but it sure seems like you'll want to just buy the PS4 version.


PS5 Spider-Man Miles Morales special edition console is absolutely stunning | T3

10/6/2020 @ 12:48:00 PM

Stunning PS5 special edition makes standard PlayStation 5 console look boring.


Sony Expects PS5 To Sell More Than PS4 Did In Its First Fiscal Year - IGN

10/6/2020 @ 11:36:00 AM

For reference, between its launch in November 2013 and the end of the fiscal year in April 2014, the PS4 sold more than seven million units. That means that Sony is forecasting more than seven million PS5 sales before next April, despite the current pandemic economy.


PS5 reviews: Japanese critics say Sony's console is huge, fast, and quiet

10/6/2020 @ 3:00:00 AM

Early impressions for the PlayStation 5 confirm many of the earliest impressions for Sony's next-generation system: Not only is the PS5 absolutely huge, but it's fast as a cheetah and quiet as a mouse.


First PS5 hands-on videos show off hardware and games, but no UI - The Verge

10/4/2020 @ 10:26:00 AM

Sony has invited a number of Japanese publications and YouTubers to get a closer look at the PlayStation 5. It’s the first time we’ve seen the PS5 hardware outside of leaked images from Taiwan’s National Communications Commission. A variety of publications have now published detailed hands-on images and videos of the PS5, providing a more realistic look at how big the console is and gameplay of titles like Astro’s Playroom and Godfall.


Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War - Zombies Reveal Trailer - YouTube

10/3/2020 @ 1:58:00 PM

Welcome... to Die Maschine.

Defeat the evil that lies below in #BlackOpsColdWar Zombies.


New PS5 Launch Game Announced

10/1/2020 @ 6:05:00 PM

A new PS5 launch game has been revealed via PlayStation and Annapurna Interactive. More specifically, the latter has revealed that joining Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon's Souls, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and many other launch games will be the newest game from developer Giant Squid, dubbed The Pathless, which will be the studio's sophomore effort following 2016's critical darling ABZU. In addition to PS5, the game will also be made available on PS4, Apple Arcade, and PC on the same day, November 12. The latter of these three will be exclusive to Epic Games Store.


PlayStation 5 launch games: Every PS5 title you can buy on Nov. 12

9/30/2020 @ 8:48:00 PM

The year of 2021 looks bright for PlaySatation, with huge titles like God of War: Ragnarok and Horizon Forbidden West hitting the PlayStation 5. But, if you were lucky enough to snag a preorder for Sony's new console, what games will you be able to play on Nov. 12 when the PS5 launches?


Double Discounts | Official PlayStation™Store US

9/29/2020 @ 2:01:00 AM

Double Discounts for PS Plus Members. (Ends 9/30/20)


Save on a PlayStation Plus membership ahead of the PS5 releases - The Verge

9/28/2020 @ 2:25:00 PM

A one-year subscription to PlayStation Plus normally costs $60, but it’s available for almost half that price at You’ll need this service to play PS4 games online right now, and it’s an especially good deal if you’re planning to upgrade to the PS5 this year.


PS5 games | Extraordinary games coming to PlayStation 5 | PlayStation

9/26/2020 @ 7:27:00 PM

Only On PlayStation® Extraordinary games from PlayStation Studios™

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GameStop PS5 preorders live now, plus the latest at Amazon, Walmart and more - CNET

9/25/2020 @ 5:30:00 PM

Be prepared to wait in a virtual line, though. Here's the latest on where to find the PlayStation 5.


Metal Gear Solid set to be fully remade for the PlayStation 5 | GiveMeSport

9/25/2020 @ 3:45:00 PM

The list of impressive PlayStation 5 exclusives grows after reports suggest a Metal Gear Solid remake will be released exclusively on Sony’s new console.


PS5 IO System to Be 'Supercharged' by Oodle Texture, Bandwidth Goes Up to 17.38GB/s

9/25/2020 @ 7:41:00 AM

The PS5 Input/Output (IO) system has been the topic of much discussion ever since Epic CEO Tim Sweeney explained its structural advantages over the PC (as well as any other gaming platform).


More PS5 Preorders Go Live in the US, UK, and Canada Tomorrow

9/24/2020 @ 1:32:00 PM

Those who missed out on the first wave of PlayStation 5 preorders last week may have luck securing a console tomorrow, September 25th. Reportedly, GameStop in the US plans to have PS5s available for preorder during the store’s normal hours. GameStop has confirmed that they will be opening up preorders both online and in stores tomorrow. Walmart Canada will open preorders for additional quantities tomorrow morning on its official website. This is only an online deal; thus, Walmart Canada won’t accept orders in-store. GAME UK is doing something similar, opening preorders tomorrow morning exclusively through its website.


Assassin's Creed Valhalla Will Run at 4K, 60FPS on PS5

9/24/2020 @ 2:00:00 AM

With not long to go until the PlayStation 5 releases, details about some of its upcoming games and system capabilities are starting to spread. Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be one of the first playable games on PS5, but now there are more details on exactly how it will take advantage of the new console.


Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Reminds Everyone That It's Playable On PS5 And Xbox Series X - GameSpot

9/23/2020 @ 7:40:00 PM

Now that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles have been officially announced, developer CD Projekt Red is speaking up to remind people that Cyberpunk 2077 will be playable on those consoles, even though the dedicated next-gen edition is coming later.


Sony Confirms There's No Free PS5 Upgrade For PS4 Spider-Man Players

9/23/2020 @ 4:55:00 PM

There are still a lot of questions surrounding Spider-Man on PlayStation 5. The good news? We have answers. The bad news? Well, the answers themselves.

As of now, there is no upgrade path to get the graphically upgraded Spider-Man Remastered on PlayStation 5 for players who already own the original Spider-Man on PlayStation 4, according to a statement provided to Kotaku by Sony.


'Demon's Souls' PS5 remake release date, trailer, gameplay, and preorder bonuses

9/23/2020 @ 12:00:00 PM

Demon's Souls is being developed by Bluepoint Games. You might know them as the studio behind remastered ports like The Nathan Drake Collection and Gravity Rush, but Demon's Souls is a full-on remake rather than a remaster.


PlayStation 5: Everything you need to know about Sony’s next consoles - The Verge

9/23/2020 @ 11:00:00 AM

The next generation of PlayStation is nearly here. After more than a year of drip-feeding information about the PlayStation 5, Sony has finally laid out the price, release date, and some of the games we can expect to play at launch.


Samsung’s brand new SSD might be fast enough for Sony’s PS5 – BGR

9/22/2020 @ 10:04:00 PM

The PS5 comes with a custom SSD that reaches speeds of up to 5.5GB/s, which is more than double the 2.4GB/s of the Xbox Series X/S. But that’s where the good news ends. Because it’s a custom SSD, it’s also more expensive to make, which forced Sony to have an unusual 825GB drive size for both the PS5 and the Digital Edition.


You’re not getting a discount on your PS5, no matter what Walmart says – BGR

9/22/2020 @ 6:46:00 PM

The PS5 sold out even before preorders were supposed to start last week; that’s how disorganized the launch event was. Some retailers jumped the gun and allowed buyers to preorder the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition on Wednesday, right after Sony’s virtual press event. The available stock sold immediately, and many of the gamers who attempted to place their orders on Thursday, which was the original plan, were unable to secure a PS5.


The remastered version of Spider-Man on PS5 won’t let you carry over your PS4 saves - The Verge

9/22/2020 @ 12:22:00 AM

Insomniac Games’ hugely-successful 2018 hit Spider-Man is being remastered for PlayStation 5 with ray-tracing, faster loading, and support for the DualSense controller’s new haptic feedback. And better yet, it’ll be available on the PS5’s launch day as a pack-in with Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition.


PS5 backward compatibility: Can it play PS4, PS3, PS2, or PS1 games?

9/21/2020 @ 8:05:00 PM

WHILE THE PLAYSTATION 5 HAS A SOLID SLATE of launch games like Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon's Souls, backward compatibility is also a very important factor for many players. While the PlayStation 4 did not feature any sort of PlayStation 3 backward compatibility, the PS5 is taking a different approach that may relieve many long-time Sony fans. T

Here's everything you need to know about Sony's backward compatibility on the PS5.


Microsoft will honor Bethesda’s PS5 exclusives, but future console releases will be ‘case-by-case’ - The Verge

9/21/2020 @ 3:59:00 PM

Following the announcement of Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax — owner of Doom, Fallout, and more — some of the biggest questions I saw bouncing around the internet were whether future Bethesda games would become Microsoft exclusives and whether previously announced PlayStation 5 exclusives Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo would remain so.


First PS5 photos show just how big Sony’s next-gen console truly is - The Verge

9/19/2020 @ 1:55:00 PM

The photos also show just how big the PS5 truly is. We learned earlier this week that the PS5 is the biggest game console in modern history, even topping the Xbox One VCR-like shape and Sony’s own PS3. Sony released official dimensions during its PS5 event this week, but they don’t include the “largest projection” or the optional base measurements.


PlayStation 5 launches in November, starting at $399 for PS5 Digital Edition and $499 for PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Drive – PlayStation.Blog

9/16/2020 @ 4:00:00 AM

This is truly an exciting time for all of us at PlayStation. Over the past few months, we’ve been able to show you a glimpse of the stunning new games being created for PlayStation 5, taking advantage of the console’s unique capabilities to deliver lightning-fast loading, heightened immersion, and a whole new generation of experiences. And we’re excited that the time for you to experience these brave new adventures is almost here.

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