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Following the official pricing for the PlayStation 5 in the Philippines, preorder details have also been announced and retailers will start taking preorders starting November 20.

Partner retailers have also been announced, so be sure to deal with these trusted outlets if you are planning to get your PS5 by December 11.

  • Avid Sales Corp.
  • iTech
  • Gameline
  • Metro Plaza
  • Abenson
  • Game One
  • Datablitz
  • GameXtreme

Datablitz and Game One PH have announced this via social Media, and each retailer will have their own specific mechanics on how to go about pre-orders, so make sure to follow your retailers for specific announcements!

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As with the other regions worldwide, expect stocks to be somewhat limited, so there is a big chance that not everyone who wants one may actually get it. There will also be scalpers who will try to take advantage of the situation, so we recommend to just wait as more stocks will be on the way.

The PlayStation 5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Drive will retail for PHP27,990 and will release on December 11, 2020.

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.

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PlayStation 5 Accessories Prices

Sony has also confirmed the local prices of the accessories that will be launching with the PlayStation 5:

  • DualSense Wireless ControllerPHP3,990
  • DualSense Charging Station – PHP1,690
  • PULSE 3D Wireless Headset – PHP5,590
  • HD Camera – PHP3,290
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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 Studio) – PHP3,490
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – PHP2,490
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – PHP3,490
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – PHP2,990

The official PlayStation 5 price and release date for the Philippines is PHP27,990 for the PlayStation 5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Drive and will release on December 11, 2020.

Late last week, Western Media got their hands on the PlayStation 5 and with Austin Evans even showing the very first unboxing of the DualSense controller. While they were only allowed to show the box during their reveals, this time around the unboxing embargo has been lifted and we get a closer look at what the retail PlayStation 5 package will look like.

Various outfits like MKBHD, IGN, and Gamespot have already published their unboxing videos, which you can check out below.

Overall, they mostly have the same reactions – The PlayStation 5 is BIG, it’s heavy, but it actually looks better in person than what people are seeing from the various photos. The various unboxing videos show the whole unboxing, from using the stand, to checking out the camera, and even the DualSense and Pulse 3D headsets.

That’s all the media is allowed to say right now, but you can bet that they’re already testing out some of the games for the console, which we’ll probably see in the next few days or weeks leading up to launch.

Sadly, there’s no local news yet on any PlayStation 5 pre-orders or pricing, so these videos could be the closest thing we’ll be getting at the moment. Hopefully, PlayStation Asia announces something soon!

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:

  • DWVR
  • Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One
  • TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2
  • Just Deal With It!
  • Shadow Complex Remastered
  • Robinson: The Journey
  • We Sing
  • Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
  • Shadwen
  • Joe’s Diner

Keep in mind that in addition to the vast majority of playable PS4 games on the PS5, PS Plus subscribers will also have the PS Plus Collection, which is a curated list of titles that will be free to play, ready and waiting on day 1 of your brand new PlayStation 5. Peep the title list below:

  • God of War
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Bloodborne
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Days Gone
  • Persona 5
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Until Dawn
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • The Last Guardian
  • Resident Evil 7
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Fallout 4
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Here’s what the Playable option looks, which we guess will be updated when the PS5 and its games are launched

If you’re ever in doubt, you can always check out the PlayStation store and see the “Playable on” tag to find out which games can be played on what console.

Some of these PS4 titles will benefit from faster loading times and better frame rates in what Sony calls as “Game Boost”, so expect an overall better playing experience when the next-gen arrives!

How do you play your PlayStation 4 games on your PlayStation 5?

In a nutshell, if you have a physical disc of an eligible PS4 game, you’ll need the Standard Edition PlayStation 5 with the disc drive, for obvious reasons.

There are some PS4 games that will feature next-gen upgrades like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and you’ll need to do the following steps to get these upgrades:

  • Sign in to your existing account on your PS5 console (or create an account).
  • Insert the eligible PS4 game disc.
  • Go to the game hub for the PS4 game.
  • Select the upgrade offer on the game hub and review the upgrade offer.
  • Select Download (or purchase with the discount price) to download/purchase content.
  • After the download is complete, you can play the PS5 digital game by inserting the PS4 game disc. You will need to keep the disc inserted each time to play the game.

If your game is a digital copy, you’ll simply have to:

  • Sign in to your existing account on your PS5 console.
  • Find the PS5 game in PlayStation Store, or by Search, and go to the game hub for the PS5 game.
  • Select the upgrade offer on the game hub and review the upgrade offer.
  • Select Download (or purchase with the discount price) to download/purchase content.
  • After the download is complete, you can play the PS5 game.

In addition, you can also transfer your current-gen games AND saved data from your PS4 to your PS5 via WiFi data transfer, external USB storage device, or cloud storage (for PS Plus members).

What PlayStation 4 accessories are compatible with your PlayStation 5?

So you’re coming from the PS4 and have a ton of accessories like limited edition controllers, headsets, and even a PSVR. Will you be able to bring everything along to the PlayStation 5?

Here’s a quick look at what accessories WILL be compatible with your new next-gen console:

  • 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 – please connect a PlayStation Camera via a PlayStation Camera adaptor.
  • The Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets, as well as third-party headsets that connect via USB port or audio jack, will work on PS5 consoles (the headset companion app is not compatible with PS5 consoles).

An additional note, using a DUALSHOCK4 when playing PS4 games will still offer the best experience, so it would be advisable to keep a PS4 controller handy if you plan on playing your existing library on the PS5. It also has to be said that you cannot play PS5 games with your PS4 controller.

With around a month to go before the official launch of the PlayStation 5, there are still quite a number of things that remain unanswered. Following a series of information dumps like the recent teardown and even details about backwards compatibility, we now finally have our first look at the PlayStation 5 UI.

A post on the PlayStation Blog details all the updates and even has a full 11 minute video, walking us through the new UI, which was built from the ground up. Do note that this was taken from a pre-production environment, so there may be a few “wrinkles” as they may call it.

The biggest overhaul is the new control center, which provides easy access to the most important parts of the console. Cards make up most of what you will see depending on what game you are playing. In the video, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is being played and some of the cards you will see will be how far along the level you have progressed, how much you are missing, your most recent screenshot, and much more.

PlayStation Plus members will also get a feature called Game Help, which shows certain tips on how to meet certain objectives.

Cards feature Activities, which will allow you to “discover new gameplay opportunities, go back to things you missed, jump directly into levels or challenges you want to play, and much more.” Some of these activities can even be viewed without leaving your current game.

You can also view some of these using the Picture-in-Picture mode, which you can position to different parts of your screen.

Also shown is an example of how you’ll be using the Create button, which let’s you take screenshots in real time without removing your focus from the game. You can also choose to edit it (not fully shown) and share it with supported platforms. Sharing it to a party with your friends who may not have reached that level in the game yet could even see a spoiler warning.

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Another thing you’ll notice also is how smooth and fast it loads, even hopping in and out of gameplay, which should be a fairly big leap in user experience thanks to the new hardware.

Below is also a look at the new Home Screen and PlayStation Store.

What do you think about the new UI? Better than the PlayStation 4? Sound off in the comments below!

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 – please connect a PlayStation Camera via a PlayStation Camera adaptor.
  • The Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets, as well as third-party headsets that connect via USB port or audio jack, will work on PS5 consoles (the headset companion app is not compatible with PS5 consoles).

As you can see, almost all of your existing PS4 accessories will carry over to the next-generation. Due to a difference in features like the adaptive triggers, it would still be best if you use the DualSense for a fuller PlayStation 5 experience. It comes with one anyways, right?

An additional note, using a DUALSHOCK4 when playing PS4 games will still offer the best experience, so it would be advisable to keep a PS4 controller handy if you plan on playing your existing library on the PS5. It also has to be said that you cannot play PS5 games with your PS4 controller.

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

  • Sign in to your existing account on your PS5 console (or create an account).
  • Insert the eligible PS4 game disc.
  • Go to the game hub for the PS4 game.
  • Select the upgrade offer on the game hub and review the upgrade offer.
  • Select Download (or purchase with the discount price) to download/purchase content.
  • After the download is complete, you can play the PS5 digital game by inserting the PS4 game disc. You will need to keep the disc inserted each time to play the game.

If you have a digital PS4 game:

*You can use either the Standard edition or a Digital edition PS5

  • Sign in to your existing account on your PS5 console.
  • Find the PS5 game in PlayStation Store, or by Search, and go to the game hub for the PS5 game.
  • Select the upgrade offer on the game hub and review the upgrade offer.
  • Select Download (or purchase with the discount price) to download/purchase content.
  • After the download is complete, you can play the PS5 game.

Some of these upgrades will be free of charge like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Marvel’s Avengers. Some upgrades may require additional cost such as Spider-Man Remastered. That said, an internet connection is required to download these next-gen upgrades for your PS5.

That was simple, wasn’t it?

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 with the PS5:

  • DWVR
  • Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One
  • TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2
  • Just Deal With It!
  • Shadow Complex Remastered
  • Robinson: The Journey
  • We Sing
  • Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
  • Shadwen
  • Joe’s Diner

The good news is that these aren’t exactly “big” titles, and while we imagine that parts of the population of PS4 gamers may be playing these, there is an estimated 4,000 more titles to choose from. Take your pick!

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:

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 serve its purpose.

The video takes us through the paces of opening up the console, from the pop up side panels which has been speculated but now confirmed. The pop up panels are sure to provide major customization options that is sure to delight modders out there. Custom designs, anyone? Now you can actually “get” that all-black PS5 when it launches!

We’re also taken through the front (1 USB Type C and 1 USB Type A) and back (2 USB Type A, LAN, and HDMI) ports, even to actually “tearing” the system apart, showing the humongous cooling fan and heatsink that is required to keep the system cool, as attested to by the first batch of Japanese Youtubers and Media.

It is great to finally see this, as fears of possible “complications” have been surrounding Sony’s silence about PS5 details. As launch date nears, we’re hoping to find out more about the PS5, specifically about the UI.

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 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:

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.

There also the PlayStation Plus Collection, which allows PS5 users to play some of the best PS4 games on their new console. The full list can be seen below:

  • God of War
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Bloodborne
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Days Gone
  • Persona 5
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Until Dawn
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • The Last Guardian
  • Resident Evil 7
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Fallout 4

Suffice to say, there’s a lot of games to keep you occupied once the next-generation consoles come in on November. Now on to the first problem, actually getting that pre-order!

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:

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 War
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Bloodborne
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Days Gone
  • Persona 5
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Until Dawn
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • The Last Guardian
  • Resident Evil 7
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Fallout 4

To be clear, this won’t be a streaming service, as you’ll be able to download the games directly on your PlayStation 5.

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 South Korea) and November 19 worldwide.

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:

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, entry-level spec console.

According to Sony, pre-orders will begin tomorrow in the US but it seems a lot of retailers have already started as of today.

As for local details regarding actual retail price and pre-order dates, we’ve yet to get announcements so we’ll have to wait until stores like Datablitz and Game One PH reveal their plans.

The PlayStation 5 will release on November 12 and worldwide on November 19.

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.

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.”

No other details have been announced at the moment.