It’s hard to improve upon greatness, but that didn’t stop Sony from trying with the new PlayStation 5 console — and succeeding. With an ultra-high-speed solid-state drive (SSD), the new PS5 console delivers incredibly fast load times. In addition, the PS5’s integrated input/output (I/O) allows game designers to pull data from the SSD faster than ever. This gives game designers more options to create increasingly immersive worlds.
PS5 comes in two different versions: standard or Digital Edition. As the name suggests, the PS5 Digital Edition plays only digital games. Although it features the same technological advances as the standard PS5 (which can play physical games), the Digital Edition currently costs less than the PS5 standard console.
The tech enhancements don’t stop with the console. Sony has created a line of fantastic accessories, such as the DualSense wireless PS5 controller. With more support for haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, this controller will make you feel as though you are right in the middle of the action. Other accessories include a headset, charging station, 3D camera and media remote.
Fully enjoying your PS5 console.
A console is only as good as the games you can play on it. The PS5 system features backward compatibility, meaning that you will be able to play most of your PS4 games on this console. Obviously, new games are the main attraction. You can count on a great lineup of exclusive games for PS5. Hot titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7 and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart are PlayStation exclusives that can provide hours of enjoyment. Be sure to stay up to date on the latest video game release dates and events so you don’t miss a thing in the world of PlayStation. In addition, PlayStation VR (sold separately) is compatible with the PS5. If you are into virtual reality, the PS5 has you covered. If you are considering a gift for a gamer in your life, consider PS5 digital items, such as PlayStation Network gift cards or a membership for PlayStation Plus for multiplayer gaming.
To maximize your fun with your new PlayStation 5 console, connect it to a 4K UHD TV so you can benefit from the PS5’s HDR technology and view the action in vivid color. If you have an 8K TV, you’ll be able to play games at 4320p resolution since the PS5 console supports this advanced technology. Make sure you take advantage of the Tempest 3D Audio with a PS5 headset for a surround sound environment, especially when playing PlayStation VR titles. If you have a group of friends over to play, amplify the audio with wireless speakers that you can place around the room to be enveloped in sound. While it’s true that the new PS5 has lightning-fast data download speeds, it doesn’t hurt to connect to a router that gives your Wi-Fi a boost. This will ensure that Bluetooth-enabled PS5 accessories work as smoothly as possible.