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 2023. There are many exciting titles coming to the PS5. Here are some of the biggest upcoming games and accessories for the platform.
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 oto 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.
Pre-orders for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 are coming soon to Best Buy Canada
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.
Pre-order Assassin’s Creed Mirage for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PS4
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.
Purchase Resident Evil 4 for PlayStation 5
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.
Pre-orders for Fairgame$ are coming soon to Best Buy Canada
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.
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
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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I want this
This will be the first Gran Turismo game I have bought since number 3. The game looks great and I can’t wait to try it out especially the automotive history stuff. Looking forward to the review.
Do the Winnipeg stores have any of the PS5 Digital Edition Consoles?
This is looks amazing, but unfortunately I can’t afford it maybe after years to get price down, I’m so excited
I would like to pre-order a PS5 console for my son.
How do I do that and when can I expect to receive it?
Hi Patricia, Gaming console launches are very popular and the PS5 was one of the most sought after products of the past year. After more than a year since the PS5 first arrived, supplies are still extremely limited, making getting your hands on one especially challenging. Best Buy does expect to get more stock, but the numbers will be very low and the competition to get them very high. Additionally, we don’t have dates to announce yet for when new models will arrive, and since the supply will be so low, posting on the blog will be inefficient: as soon as we post they will likely be sold out. As such, you should check the @BBYC_gamers Twitter channel regularly for any announcements of stock becoming available. As I said, we won’t get many PS5s this holiday season and any that arrive from the manufacturer will be in very high demand.
Editor in chief, Best Buy Blog
when can i get a PS5 and where?
I hope i can get one because im thirteen and it would be pretty cool to get one for my age
I hope i can get one because im thirteen and it would be pretty cool to get one
I’m a mother late to the mark. Where exactly do you post PS5’s that you might have in stock.
Following have you figured this out yet?
I have nothing negative to say about the PS5, I just hope I can snag one!! Great review!! 🙂
Will the ps5 be in stores on day one so we could grab it .
Any update on when the console bill be ship? Will Best Buy wait november 12 to send the units out?
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.
I heard the 10 games who will not be playable are 10 VR games
The games are:
-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
-Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
I hope i can get one because im thirteen and it would be pretty cool to get one
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.
Very much appreciated. Thank you!
Hi is this post on the blog in regards to having some PS5 consoles or just covers ?
Any in store pre-ordering? As usual the scalpers have decimated everything.
Sorry, no. Pre-orders are online only.
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.
sold out already, i’m glad i got it in time !
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.
Any idea Jon on time i can click that pre order button? Want to get my husband one for his Birthday
when is bestbuy gonna let us pre-order ? sony said tommorrow.
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.
The new PlayStation 5 looks sleek! Want to play Hood: Outlaws and Legends for sure!
I want this so bad, top pick of the year and years to come!