PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 5 has been a resounding success since launch and shows no signs of slowing down. As a result, the hardware has broken multiple sales records to become the fastest selling home video game console of all time. Here at Best Buy we have created your one and only stop for all the latest and greatest news on PlayStation 5.

Recently, Sony achieved a major milestone with over 10 million PS5 units sold. Looking ahead to the fall / winter release schedule PlayStation is poised to keep momentum strong into 2022. There are many exciting titles coming to the PS5, here are some of the biggest upcoming games and accessories for the platform.

Classic franchises return for a new generation

To the delight of fans both Ghost of Tsushima and Death Stranding will be receiving new content and significant upgrades in all new versions of the games.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will have a whole new story arc in its new Iki Island expansion along with other upgrades on both the PS5 and PS4. The PlayStation 5 version will see the most significant improvements with DualSense haptic feedback support, reduced load times, 3D audio and dynamic 4K resolution at 60 fps. The PS5 experience will also support one of the biggest fan requested features: Japanese lip-sync in cutscenes. Whether returning to Tsushima, or visiting for the first time, this is the quintessential experience arriving on August 20th, 2021.

Pre-order Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut for PS5
Reserve Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut for PS4

Death Stranding Director’s Cut will make its debut on the PS5 with new content and a host of improvements. This new version of the game will have extended storylines, more advanced combat, new weapons, vehicles and extra missions. The PS5 exclusive features will include deeper immersion with DualSense feedback, 3D Audio, near-instant load times and upgraded graphics, framerate and resolution options. The definitive version of Death Stranding arrives for the PS5 on September 24, 2021.

Pre-order Death Stranding Director’s Cut for PS5

PlayStation acquires Housemarque

Housemarque the developer of sci-fi hit Returnal was recently acquired by Sony joining PlayStation Studios. The third-person shooter has you explore an alien planet as a marooned astronaut. You must fight for survival as you are stuck in a nightmarish time loop. Every “death” has you restart areas with the environment and enemies changing each time. Based on its addictive combat, ground-breaking use of the DualSense controller it’s no wonder PlayStation brought the developer into its umbrella of first-party developers.

Purchase Returnal

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart launches to critical acclaim

The hotly anticipated interdimensional adventure with Ratchet and Clank launched in early June to critical and commercial success. Rift Apart introduced new characters, an explosive arsenal of weapons and dimension hopping mechanics. Check out our full review and Q&A with Courtenay Taylor, the voice of the iconic Mrs. Zurkon.

Buy Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Launch Edition

Deathloop headlines September

After a few delays Deathloop is ready for its time bending curtain call this fall. Step into the shoes of Colt, a spy trying to stop villains who are manipulating time travel. Every time you die, or are unsuccessful at stopping the baddies the game hits reset and you are looped back through the experience. Learn from your mistakes or be doomed to repeat them over and over again.

Pre-order Deathloop
Pre-purchase Deathloop Deluxe Edition

Hot PS5 accessories

If you are looking to get the most out of your PS5, Best Buy has all the essential accessories to aid you on current and future virtual adventures.

A second DualSense wireless controller is great for those couch co-op experiences with games like Sackboy: A Big Adventure. It’s also great to have a second controller charged up and ready to jump into the action at any time.

Purchase a DualSense wireless controller

Stay powered up with the official DualSense Wireless Controller Charging Station from Sony. The station’s “click-in design” allows for quick and convenient docking and charging.

Buy a DualSense wireless controller charging station

 

If you are looking to broadcast yourself the PlayStation 5 HD Camera can be used to put you in the centre of the action.

Get an HD camera for PlayStation 5

 

Not only is the PlayStation 5 a great gaming console, but it’s also a diverse media hub. Take control of all your content with the PlayStation 5 Media Remote Control. Navigate your entertainment options with the sleek, intuitive layout.

Purchase the PlayStation 5 Media Remote Control

If you are looking for more personalized sound options, you’ll want to upgrade your experience with a pair of headphones. The Pulse Wireless 3D Gaming Headset for PlayStation 5 is a great option with 3D audio support, dual noise-cancelling microphones and easy access controls.

Buy a PULSE 3D Wireless Gaming Headset for PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 unboxing and review

Unboxing the new PS5

Review of the PS5

Transferring PS4 digital games and game saves to PlayStation 5 

Sony further outlined the process of transferring digital games, game data and game saves from your PS4 to your PS5. This is done by using an ethernet cable or by connecting with WiFi. And, PS Plus members can sync PS4 game saves onto PS5 through cloud storage.

It’s important to note that if you have games or game data on an external USB drive, you can bring them over to your PS5 with that drive. Finally, Sony noted that the ability to transfer game saves between the PS4 version of a game and the PS5 version is up to each developer.

PS4 peripherals & accessories backwards compatibility

Many have been wondering about what existing PS4 peripherals and accessories will work on PS5. Sony made an official announcement regarding compatibility. However, the biggest bit of news out of the announcement was that DualShock 4 controllers can only be used to play PS4 games.

  • Speciality peripherals, such as officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks, will work with PS5 games and supported PS4 games.
  • The Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets, as well as third-party headsets that connect via USB port or audio jack, will work on PS5 (the headset companion app is not compatible with PS5).
  • The DualShock 4 wireless controller and PlayStation officially licensed third-party gamepad controllers will work with supported PS4 games.
  • Both the PS Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with supported PS VR games on PS5.
  • The PlayStation Camera will work with PS5 for playing supported PS VR games. It will require an adaptor that Sony will provide at no additional cost to PS VR users. Details on how to get the adaptor will be announced later.

PlayStation 5

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Will my PS5 arrive at my house Nov.12? Or will Bestbuy wait to ship until November.12? I’ve heard most retailers ship earlier so the units are at customer doorsteps on release day. I really hope Bestbuy is one of those retailers.

    Thanks

    • The games 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

  2. Am I correct in assuming bestbuy will still have PS5’s on day one of launch? I’d imagine online stock differs from brick and mortar shops. At this point if one hasn’t pre-ordered you’ll have better odds of grabbing one yourself on day one, but you’ll be camping outside for 10+ hrs.

    • Hi Mike, we do not have the answer to that question yet. The gaming team at Best Buy will advise me on the status of inventory when they have the answers, and then I’ll post the updated information here on the blog in a comment.

      Best regards,
      Martin

  3. Do you know if it supports external hard drive saving etc or if we can upgrade the internal drive? I can see the digital one coming up short because of this.

  4. Do you have any information about when pre-orders start in Canada? I’m also surprised by those prices. I thought the $499 US would stay at the say rate as Xbox Series X and be $599 Canadian.

  5. Lets go! The showcase was amazing and I’m so glad that we got a price. I’m really excited for Miles Morales, God of War and Godfall, can’t wait for preorders to go up! Good luck getting your hands on one everybody, wishing everyone luck.

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