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PS5 Shortages Ridiculed in Fan-made Advertising

Bart Swiatek, yesterday, 13:04

A short film, prepared by PlayStation fans, who ridicule console shortages, appeared on the web.

PS5 With Best Debut in PlayStation's History

Adrian Werner, yesterday, 10:24

The launch of PS5 was a great success. The device recorded a better debut than any previous PlayStation family console.

Scalpers are Buying Up PS5s; Their Stocks Are Bigger Than in Stores

EnVakker, 24 November 2020, 19:09

There have been reports of organized groups buying up PS5 consoles to sell them later for profit.

Coil Whine in Your PS5? You Might Look for A Displaced Sticker

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 November 2020, 21:52

Are you having problems with the volume of PlayStation 5? There's a chance that the discovery of Frank Keienburg from Supercell might help. After dismantling the console the developer found a rather unexpected cause of coil whine.

Amazon Customers Get Cat Food and Massage Devices Instead of PS5

Paul Wozniak, 20 November 2020, 21:38

Amazon customers report that instead of the PlayStation 5 they receive parcels containing cat food and toys.

HDMI in PS5 Slower Than in Xbox Series X

Sodar, 20 November 2020, 19:55

Info has come to light that the HDMI connection in PlayStation 5 is not fully compliant with the 2.1 standard and has lower bandwidth than Xbox Series X. Is Sony offering a worse cable, or are the console or its software at fault?

„Other” Takes Up to 100 GB of PS5's Storage; What's That and How to Free It?

Christian Pieniazek, 20 November 2020, 16:14

PlayStation 5 has a relatively small SSD, with sometimes as much as 100GB of SSD being taken up by mysterious 'Other'. As it turns out, there is a simple way to get rid of most of this mysterious data.

It'll be Long Time Before Games Will Show the Full Potential of PS5

Christian Pieniazek, 20 November 2020, 14:07

Jim Ryan, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, says that we will have to wait quite some time for games that will show us the full potential of the PS5 console. The developers need time to harness the new platform, and over a hundred million PS4 owners cannot be left hanging.

PS5 Outsells XSX/S in Japan, But Both Are Sold Out

Michael Kulakowski, 18 November 2020, 22:52

In the first few days after launch, PS5 sales in Japan were more than five times higher than that of Xbox Series X/S. During that period, Sony's new console found almost 120 thousand buyers.

London Metro Station Celebrates the Launch of PS5

Milosz Szubert, 18 November 2020, 22:32

The Oxford Circus station of London metro has changed its entry signs to ones inspired by PlayStation controller buttons. This was done for tomorrow's launch of PlayStation 5 in the UK.

PS5 Update Aims to Improve Stability

Adrian Werner, 17 November 2020, 19:44

The PlayStation 5 console received patch 20.02-02.25.00. It is to improve the stability of the device and prepare the platform for launch in Europe.

Downloading Bug on PS5 Requires Console Data Wipe

Bart Swiatek, 17 November 2020, 19:12

Players who already have a copy of their PS5 report a serious mistake that can permanently block the ability to download games and applications in some situations. One solution seems to be to restore the console to its factory settings.

What do Americans Play on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S?

Adrian Werner, 17 November 2020, 19:08

Thanks to analytics company Newzoo, we learned what kind of next-gen games Americans played in the first days after the launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

PlayStation 5 in Black; Fans Paint the Consoles on Their Own

Bartlomiej Sagan, 16 November 2020, 14:27

Many people were disappointed when it turned out that the PS5 would be available only in white. Subsequently, some fans decided to paint the console in their preferred color on their own.

RT in Watch Dogs Legion on Consoles Corresponds to Medium-class PC

Musiol, 15 November 2020, 19:46

According to analyses of available game materials, the console version of Watch Dogs: Legion offers average quality ray tracing. At least when we compare it with the capabilities of powerful PCs.

First Reviews: Demon's Souls - The Perfect Remake

Karol Laska , 14 November 2020, 18:53

Demon's Souls enjoys really great reviews from critics. Sony can be pleased with this launch title, and soulslike players can rub their hands in glee for a great opening of the new generation.

First (Few) Dead PS5s Reported

Musiol, 13 November 2020, 13:01

Shortly after the release of the PS5 in the USA and Japan, the first reports about the falling consoles appeared on the web. However, there are not too many of them, which gives hope that Sony has made sure the quality of its device is top notch.

Games Available in PS Plus Collection Playable on Both PS5 and PS4

Karol Laska , 12 November 2020, 22:19

It turns out that we will also be able to play games included in the PS Plus Collection on PlayStation 4, but we will need PlayStation 5 to access it.

PS5 Has a Hidden Web Browser

Christian Pieniazek, 12 November 2020, 22:13

One of the features that the PlayStation 5 lacks is an easily accessible web browser. But as it turns out, the console has a hidden application that enables us to surf the web... under certain conditions.

PS5 Launch in Selected Countries; Availability Issues and Crazy Prices

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 November 2020, 15:16

PlayStation 5 has debuted in selected countries. However, it is currently impossible to purchase the console unless on auction sites where vendors set outrageously high prices.

PS5 Re-introduces Wishlists in PS Store

Musiol, 11 November 2020, 14:51

As predicted, the wishlists returned to PlayStation Store. For now, however, only on PS5.

Cross-gen Games will be Developed for Several More Years

Musiol, 11 November 2020, 14:40

A lot of water may pass under the gaming bridge before developers stop supporting PlayStation 4. Sony Interactive Entertainment's vice president has admitted that the company actively encourages the development of games for both generations of consoles.

Sony Remembers; Free PS5 for First Owner of PS4 and PS4 Pro

Adrian Werner, 11 November 2020, 14:11

Joey Chiu, one of PlayStation's most devoted fans, was appreciated by Sony. The company presented him with a PS5 along with all its launch titles.

Sony Explains Why the PS5 Doesn't Support 1440p

Musiol, 10 November 2020, 22:42

The shortcomings of PS5's system are due to Sony's philosophy of console development. Can something change in this aspect? Yes, but there is one condition - you have to inform the Japanese company that there is a need for the change.

No SSD Revolution in PS5; Xbox Series X Loads Games Faster

Bart Swiatek, 10 November 2020, 16:32

Tests conducted by internet users and industry journalists show that, contrary to expectations, Xbox Series X handles the loading of games better than PlayStation 5 - despite the theoretically slower SSD used in Microsoft's console.

PS5 Designer: „It was Supposed to be Even Bigger”

Bart Swiatek, 10 November 2020, 14:33

PlayStation 5's designer Yujin Morisawa said in a press interview that his initial plans were for the PS5 to be even bigger than the device that would eventually appear on the market.

Sony Considered Bigger Increase of Video Game Prices

Agnes Adamus, 09 November 2020, 21:48

$70 for a video game is still not enough. According to Bloomberg, Sony was considering even higher prices. Voices related to the increases have their source among the CEOs of video game publishers.

PlayStation 5 Without 8K and VRR Support on Launch

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 November 2020, 19:49

The editors of Digital Foundry had the opportunity to test the capabilities of PlayStation 5. The following report shows that for now Sony's new console does not support 8K resolution and VRR and ALLM functions.

Account Sharing Will be Even Easier on PS5

Musiol, 09 November 2020, 16:18

PS5 will simplify sharing accounts with other people. This way we can still share digital versions of games with our friends.

PS5 Interface Presentation; Quicker, Better, but Not Perfect

Musiol, 08 November 2020, 20:05

An editor of Digital Foundry has prepared a short video, in which he presents and discusses PS5's system menu.

PS5 Will Introduce Gameplay Timer

Frozen, 07 November 2020, 22:10

Sony will introduce a new feature on PlayStation 5: a gameplay timer. This feature, well known to Steam and Nintendo Switch users, will enable us to see how many hours you've spent in a given title.

PS5 for the Lazy; Set Graphics and Difficulty Through Console System

Musiol, 06 November 2020, 19:11

Further information on PS5's menu appears. Players have discovered an option that few mentioned. The enables us to change game settings directly in the system.

Sony Releases Series of PS5 Tutorial Videos

Milosz Szubert, 06 November 2020, 14:38

Three videos were released on the official PlayStation support channel on YouTube as an introduction to PlayStation 5. The platform will debut in on November 12 or 19, depending on the region.

Sony Confirms No SSD Expansion for PS5 Right After Launch

Karol Laska , 06 November 2020, 11:29

Sony has confirmed earlier reports that claimed the PlayStation 5 console will not offer the option expand SSD memory right after launch.

PS5 Pre-order Limit Reached in Japan

Milosz Szubert, 05 November 2020, 19:28

The official Japanese PlayStation blog informed that the limit of PlayStation 5 consoles that could be pre-ordered in this country has been reached. In addition, it was announced that Sony's next-gen won't be available in stores due to the coronavirus.

PS5 Without Support for 1440p

Musiol, 05 November 2020, 11:09

Monitor owners who were planning to buy the PS5 will not be happy. Sony confirmed that its latest console will not support the popular resolution.

DualSense Uses Analog Sticks From DualShock 4

Bart Swiatek, 04 November 2020, 11:26

Recently published YouTube video shows that the same analog knobs were used in the controller for PlayStation 5 - DualSense - as in DualShock 4.

DualSense Will Have Removable Front Panel

Bart Swiatek, 03 November 2020, 19:01

A video that appeared on the web shows some new details about PlayStation 5's DualSense controller, such as the removable front panel.

Sony Abandons PSVR? No Support on PS5

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 November 2020, 21:29

PlayStation 5 games will not support PSVR. UploadVR has received confirmation that purchasers of Hitman 3 and No Man's Sky will need to purchase their versions on PS4 if they want to use VR features on PlayStation 5.

Head of PlayStation: PS4 Will Remain the Dominant Console in 2022

qjin, 02 November 2020, 15:56

The head of Sony Interactive Entertaiment emphasized how important for the company are the users of PlayStation 4, which is expected to remain the dominant console across 2022. He also suggested that exclusives could appear on the PS4 for several years.

Sony Shuts Down Unofficial PS5 Case Panels

Musiol, 02 November 2020, 13:13

It will be long before we can buy a black case for PS5. The unofficial panel maker is shutting down the business after Sony threatened the company with a lawsuit.

Watch Dogs: Legion and AC: Valhalla With Native 4K Only on PC

Musiol, 01 November 2020, 19:12

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs: The Legion will offer native 4K only on PC. The console versions will run in dynamic resolution from 1440p upwards.

List of PS5-incompatible PS4 Games Includes Assassin's Creed [Updated]

Paul Wozniak, 31 October 2020, 21:23

Today, a list of Ubisoft's PS4 games that will not be compatible with PlayStation 5 has been revealed. Everything seems to indicate that Sony's new console won't be able to run e.g. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate.

PS5 Will Assist Gamers with Disabilities

Bart Swiatek, 30 October 2020, 13:48

PlayStation 5 will feature a range of solutions to make playing easier for users with disabilities.

Sony Wants to Sell 7.6 million PS5s by April 2021

Karol Laska , 29 October 2020, 19:07

Sony's plans are ambitious and the words of CFO Hiro Totoki prove it. The company wants to make a lot of money by the end of the fiscal year, although it realizes that every sold unit of PS5 will equal loss.

PlayStation App Gets an Overhaul Before the Launch of PS5

Milosz Szubert, 29 October 2020, 15:51

Sony has launched a new version of its PlayStation mobile app for Android and iOS devices. It offers a refreshed interface, native integration with PlayStation Store and extensive remote management capabilities for PlayStation 5.

New Ad Compares PS5 Launch to Conquest of Space

Bart Swiatek, 28 October 2020, 20:34

Sony has released the launch ad for PlayStation 5. It is quite a bold advertisement - it compares to the console's launch to exploration of space.

PS5 Pre-orders Completely Outshined Results of PlayStation 4

Adrian Werner, 28 October 2020, 10:55

The gamers went after the PS5 like hungry wolves. After 12 hours, the number of pre-orders is as large as after 12 weeks for PlayStation 4.

Details on God of War's Upgrades on PS5

qjin, 27 October 2020, 21:50

Santa Monica Studio has revealed that 2018's God of War will offer an improved gameplay experience on PlayStation 5 compared to current generation. What resolution and performance can we expect?

PS5 Unboxing Videos, First Impressions and Comparisons

Christian Pieniazek, 27 October 2020, 21:40

The web was flooded with videos from unboxings of PlayStation 5 and the industry's first impressions of Sony's next-gen appeared in numbers, among which praise for the capabilities of the DualSense controller takes first place.