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After all the uncertainty of even releasing locally this year, all the pre-order drama, the local release date being delayed by a month, and all the other problems you can throw at it, the PlayStation 5 is finally here. Freaking. Finally. We’ve put our own unit through its paces and if you’re not planning on getting one yet, we’ve got our own review on the console. This review is technically “late” in the grand scheme of things, but hey, hear out our thoughts on this! https://youtu.be/2Am_D5ekr34 Size matters The PlayStation 5 is huge and heavy, no two ways about it. Clocking in at around 4.5kg (about 10lbs) and 15.4 inches tall, this thing will demand space from your current setup. You’ll need to move things around, just like I did, and it won’t be an easy task unless you’ve got your own gaming cave. In fact, when compared to ordinary…

Just in time before its worldwide release, Sony has announced the official PlayStation 5 price and release date for the Philippines. The PlayStation 5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Drive will retail for PHP27,990 and will release on December 11, 2020. Despite the delay, this is a very competitive price all things considered, since a lot of people were expecting upwards of PHP30K. No pre-order details have been announced as of today, so we’ll have to wait a little bit longer for that. PlayStation 5 Accessories Prices Sony has also confirmed the local prices of the accessories that will be launching with the PlayStation 5: DualSense Wireless Controller – PHP3,990DualSense Charging Station – PHP1,690PULSE 3D Wireless Headset – PHP5,590HD Camera – PHP3,290 PlayStation Studios Launch Title Prices The pricing for the PlayStation Studios launch titles will be as follows: Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – Free, pre-installed with the PlayStation 5.Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan…

With less than a month to go before the PlayStation 5 hits retail shelves, we’ve gotten a steady drip of information from Sony regarding the console. We’ve seen the internals care of a teardown and just recently, also seen the revamped UI that will be greeting all PS5 owners come November. We also know about backwards compatibility but seeing as it is quite a confusing topic for a lot, we’re breaking it down for you in an easy, one-stop guide! What games are playable on the PlayStation 5? Sony has revealed a while ago that the PlayStation 5 will have backwards compatibility with 99% of the PlayStation 4 games. That’s… almost everything! Even then, there are a few games that won’t make the cut, 10 to be exact, and these are: DWVRAfro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume OneTT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2Just Deal With…

Sony have released a whole slew of information regarding backwards compatibility and next-gen upgrades which answers a lot of questions that players have heading into November. But wait, there’s more! Here’s a list of PS4 accessories that will work with the PS5, in case you still have questions. In a post from the PlayStation Support page, Sony gives a full outline on which accessories and peripherals are still compatible with the PlayStation 5, which you can see below: The DualSense wireless controller, DUALSHOCK4 wireless controller and PlayStation officially licensed third-party gamepad controllers will work on PS5 consoles with supported PS4 games. Specialty peripherals, such as officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks, will work with PS5 games and supported PS4 games.Both the PS Move Motion Controller and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with supported PS VR games on PS5 consoles.The HD Camera is not compatible with PS4 games…

As the release of the PlayStation 5 approaches, Sony has been releasing bits and pieces of information to answer our burning questions about the topic, like the small number of PS4 games that will not work on the PS5. Another topic we know more of now is about those game upgrades that we’ve been hearing about for quite a while now. Just how do you get those “next-gen upgrades”? Ask no more, here’s how you upgrade your PS4 games to the PS5. In a post on the PlayStation Support page, Sony have released a rather simple step by step guide to upgrading your PS4 games to their respective PS5 versions. Of course it goes without saying that you’ll be doing this process on your brand new PS5 console come November. If you have a disc-based PS4 game: *You will obviously need a PS5 Standard edition and not the Digital edition…

We’ve known for quite a while now that the PlayStation 5 will be backwards compatible with the PlayStation 4 and not with the previous generations. Sony has reiterated that the “overwhelming majority” of the 4,000 or so PS4 games will be playable on the PS5 but even then, there are some titles that will not work. In a blog post on the Playstation Support page, Sony has clarified that some of these playable titles will benefit from the PlayStation 5 “Game Boost”, which will make certain games run on a higher or smoother frame rate. Sony has also given a warning that although some PS4 games may work on the PS5, some of these games may show unexpected behavior, so before you purchase any add-ons or DLC, be sure that you are happy with the performance first. Sony also lists down 10 of those PS4 titles that will not work…

Long awaited, Sony have finally released the teardown video of the PlayStation 5, which gives us a first and up-close look at the inner workings of the next-generation console. The full video was posted on the PlayStation Blog, which advises us to not replicate the teardown lest we void our warranty, as well as for safety reasons.Check out the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaAY-jAjm0w The 7 minute long video shows the console in ways we have never seen yet, including having it directly beside a person, which shows just how big the console is. Or is the guy really small? You can also see that the stand is not simply something you place your console on. On its vertical orientation, it is screwed onto the bottom part to hold it in place. On its horizontal orientation, you’ll have to clip it to secure the system. Either way you prefer, the stand will…

The PlayStation 5 Showcase featured a whole breadth of announcements, including the pricing details for both the consoles and the accessories coming with it. It’s great that we know a lot more now than we have for quite a while and one more thing we do know is the launch lineup for the PlayStation 5. In summary, you’ll be able to play the following games as soon as you purchase your PlayStation 5 on day one: Astro’s PlayroomSackboy: A Big AdventureForniteDestruction All StarsDevil May Cry 5: Special EditionSpider-Man: Miles MoralesDemon’s SoulsGodfall As a note, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Big Adventure is also headed to the PlayStation 4. Given that some games like Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, NBA 2K21, Marvel’s Avengers, and others will already have been launched by then, you can expect these to be playable as well. https://youtu.be/iEsLzh0xLZc There also the PlayStation Plus Collection, which…

During the recent PlayStation 5 showcase, Sony announced the PlayStation Plus Collection, which is a special new offering for subscribers on the PlayStation 5. According to the PlayStation Blog, “PS5 owners with PS Plus will be able to download and play a curated library of PS4 games that defined the generation, like Batman Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Persona 5 and many more.” Check out the introduction trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEsLzh0xLZc This will be an added benefit for current PS Plus subscribers and will not cost extra. The list of games available on launch will be the following: God of WarFinal Fantasy XVBloodborneThe Last of Us RemasteredDays GonePersona 5Uncharted 4: A Thief’s EndRatchet & ClankUntil DawnInfamous: Second SonThe Last GuardianResident Evil 7Detroit: Become HumanMonster Hunter WorldBatman: Arkham KnightBattlefield 1Mortal Kombat XFallout 4 To be clear, this won’t be a streaming service, as you’ll be able…

The PlayStation 5 showcase was home to a whole slew of announcements, but none more important than the pricing details for Sony’s next-gen console. The PlayStation 5 will retail for $499 (around PHP25,000) for the Standard Edition and $399 around PHP20,000) for the Digital Edition, both of which are fantastic prices that are very competitive. As with every console release, you’re not only shelling out cash for the console but also for the accessories that will be coming along with it. According to the PlayStation Blog, the pricing details for all of the PlayStation 5 accessories will be as follows: DualSense Wireless Controller (standalone) – $69.99 (around PHP3,500)PULSE 3D wireless headset – $99.99 (around PHP5,000)HD Camera – $59.99 (around PHP3,000)Media Remote – $29.99 (around PHP1,500)DualSense Charging Station – $29.99 (around PHP1,500) The PlayStation 5 will be available on November 12 in selected territories (US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and…

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 will be priced at $499 (around PHP25,000) for the Standard Edition and $399 around PHP20,000) for the Digital Edition. Both editions will release on November 12 in selected territories (US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea) and November 19 worldwide. The pricing details were announced during the PS5 showcase which also saw a ton of new announcements on titles like Final Fantasy XVI and Harry Potter. You can view the whole showcase below: https://youtu.be/tjji8NEW9lo Both the Standard and Digital edition are identical in specs, with the only difference being the lack of a disc drive. The PlayStation 5 models priced at $499 and $399 directly competes with the aggressive pricing Microsoft has put in place. In comparison, the Xbox Series X will retail for $499 while the Series S will go for $299, with the Series S being the lower,…

The PlayStation 5 showcase starts off strong with the reveal of Final Fantasy XVI announced as a PlayStation console exclusive. Hiroshi Takai and Naoki Yoshida will take the helm as director and producer respectively. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tBnBAkHv9M According to some sites like Gematsu, who have reached out to Square Enix, they were replied to with the following statement – “We have no further information on if Final Fantasy XVI will be released on platforms other than the PS5.” https://twitter.com/gematsucom/status/1306361505173196800 No other details have been announced at the moment.