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. And, the PS5 has 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 2023. There are many exciting titles coming to the PS5. Here are some of the biggest upcoming games and accessories for the platform.

PlayStation State of Play September 2023 recap

PlayStation put on quite a show for their September State of Play digital event. It was filled with updates on upcoming indie games, third party titles for PlayStation platforms and accessories. Let’s take a look at some of this event’s hottest news and games!

Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord on PS VR2

During the September 2023 State of Play Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and nDreams gave us a first look at and revealed an October 26, 2023 launch date for their upcoming game Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord. The game features a variety of missions, such as collecting dark PKE or closing interdimensional portals. In the game, you have to work together with other players to solve puzzles, trap ghosts, and stop the the baddies.

Rise of the Ghost Lord features four-player coop mode and single player modes. And, in single player mode you can call on the help of a ghostly companion to help take on the Ghost Lord. The game features both free and paid content and takes advantage of the PS VR2 and PS5’s capabilities by offering headset and haptic feedback, eye tracking, adaptive triggers and the PS VR2’s 4K HDR display. Finally, Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and nDreams confirmed that Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord will feature crossplay between both PlayStation VR2, Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest 3 versions of the game!

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth launch date announced and story revealed

Quite possibly the biggest news from September’s State of Play was the February 29, 2024 launch date announcement and gameplay trailer of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth on PS5. Not only did we learn of the game’s launch date, but we also learned about this highly anticipated game’s story. The trailer shown focused on famous Final Fantasy VII characters like Cloud, Aerith, Barret, and Tifa.

The game takes place after Final Fantasy VII Remake and the trailer gave us glimpses of new playable friends, such as Yuffie, a skilled ninja from Wutai’s top-notch group of operatives, Red XIII, a creature with a fiery tail who offers advice to Cloud’s group, and Cait Sith, a witty, cat-shaped robot often perched on his large moogle companion. Together, they embark on a mission to track down Sephiroth, who is determined to take over the world.

Additionally, the trailer showcased the game’s new synergy moves from the battle system. By using up a gauge charge, similar to Limit Breaks, this new gameplay mechanic allows you to use synergy commands and abilities at anytime. Furthermore, the developers have added skill trees which allow you to unlock synergy abilities. Of course these are only a few abilities that will be in the final game which will allow you to customize and build your character loadouts as you see fit. If you are a Final Fantasy fan, you definitely aren’t going to want to miss out on this one come February 29, 2024.

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Resident Evil 4 new story DLC and VR mode announced

Capcom’s iconic survival horror game, Resident Evil 4, which was released earlier this year as a modern gaming adventure is getting new story DLC and a VR mode for PS VR2. The new paid story DLC called Separate Ways launches September 21, 2023 and follows Ada Wong on a mission in the rural part of Europe that reunites Ada with Leon Kennedy during his search for the president’s missing daughter. In addition to the superb gameplay that makes Resident Evil 4 a joy to play, the new story DLC adds a Grappling Gun that allows you to swing across chasms, and quickly make your way up or down any type of obstacles. 

A brand new immersive PS VR2 VR mode for Resident Evil 4 was also announced at September 2023’s State of Play. This new mode is a free DLC coming this winter. From what was shown this brand new VR mode will feature dual wielding, realistic weapon handling, knife action and more. Capcom plans release more information on Resident Evil 4 VR Mode in the weeks and months to come. You can read Jon’s Resident Evil 4 review here.

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New Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora trailer

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is launching on PlayStation 5 on December 7, 2023 and during State of Play, Ubisoft debuted a brand new trailer for the game. This brand new trailer was centered around the game’s story and showcased some of the amazingly beautiful environments that are in the game.

In the game, you play as a Na’vi who, as a baby, was taken by the RDA as part of The Ambassador Program and taught to live like a human. You’ve been separated from your home world, Pandora, and your own people. You belong to the Sarentu clan, a respected group that everyone believed had vanished many years ago. During the Battle of the Hallelujah Mountains, which occurred in the first Avatar movie, you were placed in emergency cryosleep while the RDA left Pandora. Now, 15 years later, you awaken and find yourself on Pandora, a stranger in the place where you were born.

Ubisoft has had this game in development for a while, and I’m excited to play it this November. If you pre-order Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora on PlayStation 5, you will get bonus in-game content with the Child of Two Worlds Pack including a character cosmetic set and a weapon skin.

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New DualSense wireless controller and PS5 console cover colours – Deep Earth Collection

Last, but certainly not least, PlayStation debuted brand new exciting colour line of DualSense wireless controllers and PS5 console cover colours called Deep Earth Collection. Launching later this year, the Deep Earth Collection features Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue and Sterling Silver controller and console covers. What really makes these colours stand our is their smooth metallic finish.  

The Volcanic Red and Cobalt Blue DualSense wireless controllers and PS5 console covers are set to launch on November 3, 2023. The Sterling Silver DualSense wireless controller and PS5 console cover will launch on January 26, 2024. All three colours look fantastic, though if I had to pick my favourite, Cobalt Blue really catches my eye!

PlayStation Portal, PlayStation’s dedicated Remote Play device launching later this year

During the PlayStation Showcase 2023, PlayStation announced that their first Remote Play dedicated device was in development. Known as Project Q, this dedicated device will allow you to stream games from your PS5. And, enjoy them anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection. Today, PlayStation revealed that the official name for Project Q is PlayStation Portal and some interesting details.

The PlayStation Portal will include the key features of the DualSense wireless controller, haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. The same features that make playing games on PS5 unique. Moreover, PlayStation confirmed that the PlayStation Portal will have an 8-inch LCD screen capable of 1080p resolution at 60fps. As mentioned earlier, the PlayStation Portal streams games directly from PS5. This means you need a PS5 that is connected to the internet. And, games installed on your PS5 to use PlayStation Portal.

The PlayStation Portal has a 3.5mm audio jack for wired audio but does not support Bluetooth. However, it does support PlayStation Link, PlayStations new wireless audio technology. More on that below. Oddly enough, PlayStation Portal does not support games that are streamed through PlayStation Plus Premium’s cloud streaming service. And, PS VR2 games that require the headset to play are not supported by the PlayStation Portal.

The PlayStation Portal is scheduled to launch later this year, a Canadian price has not yet been announced. Stay tuned to the Best Buy Blog for pricing and pre-orders of the PlayStation Portal in the near future. 

Pulse Elite Wireless Headset and Pulse Explore Wireless Earbuds

The Pulse 3D Wireless Gaming Headset for the PS5 is one of the best headsets out there. Today, PlayStation announced the next-generation headset Pulse 3D Wireless Gaming Headset, the Pulse Elite. This brand new headset features lossless audio, a retractable boom mic, AI-enhanced background noise reduction and a charging hanger to charge and store the headset. 

The Pulse Explore Wireless Earbuds were announced back at the PlayStation Showcase 2023. Today PlayStation revealed that these will be the first PlayStation audio devices that use custom-designed planar magnetic drivers. This will provide an auditory experience that is usually found in headphones for professional sound engineers. 

Both the Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore audio devices will be available later this year. As with the PlayStation Portal, Canadian pricing has not yet been announced. Stay tuned to the Best Buy Blog for pricing and pre-orders of the PlayStation Portal in the near future. 

The Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore connect directly to the PlayStation Portal using a new wireless audio technology called PlayStation Link. This technology provides clear and fast audio with no delays. And, it’s easy to switch between different devices connected to PlayStation Link.

To use the Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore with your PS5, you will need to use the included USB adapter. This adapter also can be bought separately and used on computers, which allow you to use the Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore on these devices. Both the Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore can connect to a PlayStation Link supported device and a device that supports Bluetooth at the same time.

For example, with the Pulse Explore earbuds, you can be connected to your PS5 using PlayStation Link. And, you can also be connected to your mobile phone through Bluetooth. This means that when playing on the PS5, you can quickly answer a call and listen to it through the same earbuds.

PlayStation Showcase 2023

It’s been 2 years since the last PlayStation Showcase and today during an hour long digital event, PlayStation revealed 33 games. Sony gave updates on games from PlayStation Studios and key third party publishers. Amongst the many announcements we saw new gameplay trailers for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Destiny 2: the Final Shape, Alan Wake 2 and more.

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the PlayStation Showcase 2023.

Project Q and the first official PlayStation earbuds announced

During the PlayStation Showcase 2023, Sony announced Project Q. This is a device for playing games installed on your PS5 and streamed over WiFi. The Project Q, final name to be announced at a later date, will have a 8-inch LCD screen and will display games up to 1080p and 60fps. It will also feature both the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback of the DualSense. More information will be coming in the months ahead.

In addition to Project Q, Sony announced their first official wireless earbuds offering lossless audio on PS5 and PC. Again more details to come in the months ahead.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Roughly 2 years after first being announced, Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment showed the first-ever gameplay footage of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which is scheduled to launch Fall 2023.  The gameplay reveal was centered around a new group of enemies called Kraven’s Hunters who are chasing after Dr. Curt Connors, also known as The Lizard. Peter has to put a stop to their plans. The trailer starts off at Connors’ house in Queens, which is one of the brand-new areas you can explore and play in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

The game features Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man, but he’s wearing the iconic and beloved Black Suit and has a few new tricks up his sleeve. This time around Spider-Man is much more aggressive with new takedowns, parries, and new combat animations. In Spider-Man 2 the team at Insomniac Games focused on delving into Peter’s personal relationship with the Black Suit and how it affects those closest to him. However, Peter Parker isn’t the only playable character in the game, Miles Morales returns and is a key character in the story. And, what’s really neat about this is that you can near-instantly switch between both playable characters.

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Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Ubisoft, Ubisoft Bordeaux, Ubisoft Montreal

First announced last summer, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which is the 13th major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, got its first gameplay trailer and release date announced today during the PlayStation Showcase 2023 digital event. The game is scheduled to come out on October 12, 2023 and the game takes visuals, stories and gameplay back to the franchise’s roots. This time around you play as Basim, a resourceful and versatile Assassin, in the Golden Age of Baghdad. 

In the gameplay trailer, there were several new features shown. One of them is called Assassin’s Focus, which lets Basim mark and eliminate multiple targets in a row. You’ll also have access to classic Assassin tools like throwing knives and smoke bombs. A fresh addition to the parkour moves is the Pole Vault. Remaining true to his Hidden Ones training, Basim prefers to move quietly and take a stealthy approach when hunting and attacking his targets.

The game includes Blackbox missions that offer different opportunities for Basim to take advantage of and assist him in reaching his objectives. The gameplay trailer also introduced a new character, Fuladh, who is a Rafiq and Eagle-Master to the Hidden Ones and plays an important role in Basim’s journey to become a Hidden One. Finally, several familiar elements from previous games make their return. The corner swing, which allows you to swing around corners smoothly and the ability to easily vault over objects and use “elevators” to quickly get to higher areas are some elements making a return.

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Resident Evil 4 VR Mode


Resident Evil 4 VR Mode is additional content that you can get for free if you have the PlayStation 5 version of the game. With this DLC, you’ll be able to experience Leon’s challenging mission in virtual reality using PlayStation VR2. Since the game is in VR, the perspective shifts from third person to a completely immersive first-person view. You’ll see everything from Leon’s own eyes, which allows you to fully appreciate the details and atmosphere of the surroundings.

In the trailer shown, they showcased the earliest village stage, which fans of the original game will recognize. The iconic knife, which you can swing more freely in VR is included and you’ll also be able to use Leon’s varied arsenal from the game as well. Resident Evil 4 VR Mode is currently in development, stay tuned for more information on the release date and other details.

In the meantime, while you are waiting for the DLC to hit, check out our Resident Evil 4 review on PlayStation 5.

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Resident Evil 4


Haven Studios / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Montreal’s very own Haven Studios revealed their first new IP, Fairgame$. It’s touted as a fresh, modern take on the heist genre. You play as a modern-day Robin Hood of sorts as part of an underground movement that robs from the rich and gives to the poor to rebalance the scales. Not a whole lot about Fairgame$ was shown or talked about but the team at Haven Studios plans to create a new type of PvP game with emergent sandbox gameplay and offer a fresh multiplayer experience with this brand new IP.

Fairgame$ is coming to PlayStation 5 and PC with more information about the game coming in the future.

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Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1


At the PlayStation Showcase 2023, Konami revealed that they are working on Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater. This game is set to be a faithful remake of the original Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, which was first released in 2004 for the PlayStation 2. In this remake, the original voice actors, the captivating storyline, and exciting gameplay features that focus on combat survival in challenging environments return. Furthermore, Konami stated that the game’s graphics will be upgraded along with the sound.

Additionally, Konami announced Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1. Leading up to the release of Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater, this collection will be released and includes the first three entries in the Metal Gear Solid franchise. The Vol. 1 collection contains the beginning of the METAL GEAR series in one complete package including

  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (HD Collection version)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (HD Collection version)

Pre-orders for Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 are coming soon to Best Buy Canada

DualSense Edge ultra-customizable wireless controller

The DualSense Edge wireless controller is the first-ever high-performance, ultra-customizable controller developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It allows you to create your own unique custom controls for a gaming experience that is tailored to your playstyle.

Let’s take a look at the number of hardware and software-based customization options the DualSense Edge wireless controller offers.

Hardware and software-based customization options the DualSense Edge wireless controller

Ultra-customizable controls: You can remap or deactivate specific button inputs. And, fine-tune your aim by adjusting stick sensitivity and dead zones. In addition, each trigger is adjustable with options to tailor travel distance and dead zones to your preference.

Ability to save multiple control profiles: Once you’ve found your ideal control settings, you can save them to unique profiles and swap between them on the fly.

On-controller user interface: The dedicated Fn button allows you to easily adjust your setup. This allows you to stay focused on the in-game action. You can quickly swap between your pre-set control profiles, adjust game volume and chat balance, and access the controller profile settings menu to set up and test new control iterations while in game.

Changeable stick caps and back buttons: Three types of swappable stick caps help you stay comfortable in game while maintaining grip and stability. The two swappable sets of back buttons can be configured to be any other button input.

Replaceable stick modules: The ability to fully replace each individual stick module on the controller.

Built-in DualSense wireless controller features: The DualSense Edge wireless controller retains the signature comfort and immersive experience of the DualSense wireless controller including haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, built-in microphone, motion controls, and more.

In addition, the DualSense Edge wireless controller comes with a USB Type-C braided cable, which uses a connector housing to lock into the controller so it’s much less likely to come loose and slip out. Moreover, you also get a carrying case, which keeps your DualSense Edge wireless controller and components together and organized in one place, allowing you to charge the controller via USB connection while it’s stored in the case.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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