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PlayStation 5 Will Be In Stock Before The End Of The Year, Says Sony

PlayStation 5 Will Be In Stock Before The End Of The Year, Says Sony

Sony has expressed its appreciation in an announcement stating that the PlayStation 5 has achieved the strongest console launch in its history, and assures that there will be restocks before the end of 2020.

“Of all the things that I’ve learned this year, one is that I wouldn’t plan on doing another big console launch in the midst of a global pandemic, and I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody else,” said Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, recently. “It’s been difficult, it’s been challenging from the production side, not being able to get anybody into the factories in Asia… Before we started production, we had to do all the manufacturing preparation by camera remotely. I mean, just imagine that for a precision device like the PlayStation 5.”

We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever. Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year – please stay in touch with your local retailers.

— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 25, 2020

The console’s launch has contended with production problems, freightage issues, and scarce stocks, owing to the coronavirus crisis beginning in 2019. As the year progressed and developers announced delay after delay to a number of anticipated games, it was even thought that Sony and Microsoft would push their console launches into 2021 to avoid the impact that the pandemic has had on the global economy. Neither made this move, and both managed to succeed in spite of the odds.

Of course, there are still aggravations over the PlayStation 5, where a lot of people still haven’t been able to purchase one due to the demand. Sony apologised for this, and reminded consumers that more stock would be supplied to retailers. That was whisked away as soon as it dropped, and this was partly achieved through automated bots purchasing for scalpers.

PlayStation 5 Has ‘Absolutely’ Sold Out Around The World, According to CEO

PlayStation 5 Has 'Absolutely' Sold Out Around The World, According to CEO

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s CEO Jim Ryan have expressed his happiness on where they are with PlayStation 5 sales, claiming they’ve sold out everything in all parts of the world. 

This comment came from an interview with TASS, a Russian news outlet, last week. “Of all the things that I’ve learned this year, one is that I wouldn’t plan on doing another big console launch in the midst of a global pandemic, and I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody else,” said Ryan. “It’s been difficult, it’s been challenging from the production side, not being able to get anybody into the factories in Asia… Before we started production, we had to do all the manufacturing preparation by camera remotely. I mean, just imagine that for a precision device like the PlayStation 5.”

Is good to know, that there was a moment in March where analysts were theorising that the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X would launch in 2021 owing the major upheaval to global industries from the pandemic. However, Sony and Microsoft weathered the storm, and their consoles arrived with only minor commotion. The unfortunately short supply of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X did not match the stratospheric demands, and retailers struggled to shoulder the traffic of so many people vying for a new console. Those who missed out were assured frequently that new stock was on its way, while scalpers attempted to secure some eye-watering inflated prices for the already-spenny products.

Jim Ryan is pretty proud of how his team managed to navigate a console launch in the midst of a pandemic, and announced that “absolutely everything is sold.” Big words, for sure, but given the utter kerfuffle and stress over trying to purchase a PS5 while the supply is still restricted, we’re inclined to believe him. Moreover, Ryan expects that the PlayStation 5 will outsell its predecessor in the equivalent window of time. For a reminder, the PlayStation 4 sold seven million units in four months, and it didn’t have a global crisis to contend with.

The launch line-up for the next-gen is tremendous, which is a factor in its success. Astro’s Playroom is delightful, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is thrilling, Bluepoint’s reimagining of Demon’s Souls is mesmerising, and our Dean Abdou hasn’t put down Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for want of anything else. However, in this same interview with TASS, Ryan sounds like he isn’t sure whether The Elder Scrolls VI will end up on PlayStation 5, following the mega acquisition of Bethesda’s parent company by Microsoft.

PlayStation 5 Won’t Support Native 1440p Resolution After All Says Sony

PlayStation 5 Won’t Support Native 1440p Resolution After All Says Sony

It’s now obvious that Sony PlayStation 5 will support 4K but the question now is what about 1440p? Obviously the Xbox Series S will support 1440p, as it’s been specifically designed around that resolution, and Microsoft has said the Series X will support it as well, but what about the PlayStation 5?

PlayStation 5 Won’t Support Native 1440p Resolution After All Says Sony

According to the IGN Italy, Sony have officially confirmed that the PS5 doesn’t support 1440p natively. Now, you’ll still be able to connect a 1440p screen to your PS5 and play games, but what you’ll most likely be getting is a 1080p signal upscaled to 1440p, which doesn’t always look great. This isn’t anything new – surprisingly, the PS4 Pro also only supported 1080p and 4K natively even though, functionally, a large number of its games ran at around 1440p. 

But anyway this shouldn’t be a big deal in the fact that vast majority of TV’s/Monitors are either 1080p or 4K, with 1440p screens being exceedingly rare.

The PlayStation launches on November 12 or November 19, depending on whether you live in North America/Australia or Europe.

Sony PlayStation 5 Mysteriously Caught ‘Over Heated’ In a Retail Store (Rumor)

Sony PlayStation 5 Mysteriously Caught Over Heated In a Retail Store

While we’re waiting for Sony PlayStation 5 hit shelves (the preordered delivery date) next week November 12, but some folks has already got their hands on the console. And there’s very important thing you need to know, probably may sound weird to you.

Sony PlayStation 5 Mysteriously Rumored Caught ‘Over Heated’ In a Retail Store

Yesterday, the PlayStation 5 hit the exhibition stands of some of the largest offline stores in the United States. A number of users took advantage of this opportunity, and one of them even managed to capture the moment when the console issued a message about overheating and the need to reboot to allow the console to cool down.

Sony PlayStation 5 Mysteriously Caught Over Heated In a Retail Store
Sony PlayStation 5 Mysteriously Caught Over Heated In a Retail Store

Some folks managed to interpret the incident as confirmation of a problem with the cooling outlet in the Sony PlayStation 5. But there is a possibility that we are not dealing with a manufacturer’s failure, but with the fact that the console worked in unfavorable conditions. The photo indicates that the console is in an enclosed glass, where there is not enough space for hot air to escape. It could be this that provoked the overheating of the console. Could that be a factory issue? Who knows..

According to one of the insiders, who managed to check the temperature regime of the three consoles PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. According to him, at peak load, the PlayStation 5 heats up to 65 °C. And this is the worst result among all three consoles.

Remember, to get rid of heat, the Sony PlayStation 5 is equipped with a 120 mm cooler, which is responsible for cooling both sides of the console. How effective it is in real life? we will learn from the first customer reviews, which may appear at the end of next week.

The PlayStation 5 Global Launch Ad Has Been Released Today

The PlayStation 5 Global Launch Ad Has Been Released Today

The PlayStation 5 global launch ad has been released today. In a new post on the Official PlayStation Blog, Eric Lempel, Senior Vice President of PlayStation Worldwide Marketing, detailed the spot, which is centered around the idea of exploration.

The PlayStation 5 Global Launch Ad Has Been Released Today

For launch, our goal has always been to create a spot that feels epic and iconic; a spot that truly celebrates our desire to push the boundaries of what is possible and evokes the excitement that you will have through the unique experiences made possible with PlayStation 5.

The theme of the spot is centered around the idea of exploration.  There is a desire in all of us to explore and discover new possibilities, whether it’s in gaming, or in our everyday lives. We all want to go to places we’ve never been, see what’s never been seen. We tell the story by paying homage to explorers of the past who stood on the threshold of the unknown and pushed past their limits to achieve the extraordinary.

Finally, we needed an iconic voice to narrate this unique spot, we went with our new strategic creative partner – Travis Scott.

The PlayStation 5 launches on November 12th in North America and other select regions, and on November 19th in the rest of the world.

Some PlayStation Network Services Are Down Following PS4 Update 8.00 Don’t Panic PlayStation is Aware

Some PlayStation Network Services Are Down Following PS4 Update 8.00

Some PSN services are down following PS4 update 8.00 don’t panic PlayStation is aware. If you’ve been experiencing trouble accessing the PlayStation Network or are running into errors on your PlayStation 4 then fret not; it’s not just you. Sony released a hefty update for the console earlier, following which users reported a number of issues, including disappearing friends list, failure to access multiplayer games, difficulty launching games, and PS Plus subscriptions not being recognized.

Some PlayStation Network Services Are Down Following PS4 Update 8.00

There’s an entire Reddit megathread dedicated to this discussion, so if you’re not sure whether your issue is related to the latest update or not, head over there and report your issues.

The PSN service status page shows that users are currently experiencing issues with Gaming and Social, and PS Video. All other services are up and running, including Account Management, PS Now, PS Store, and PS Music.

We’re aware users are experiencing difficulties accessing specific functions of PlayStation Network at this time. We’re currently investigating. Thank you for your patience.

— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) October 14, 2020

“You may have some difficulty launching games, applications or online features,” reads a notice. “Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.”

PS5 Will Run More Than 99% of PS4 Games “Here’s Everything You Need To Know”

PS5 Will Run More Than 99% of PS4 Games

Sony have officially announced that when PlayStation 5 launches this November, more than 99 percent of the 4000+ games available on PS4 will be playable on PS5. We know you have questions about how PS4 games will work on PS5, so here is a quick overview on some common questions we’ve seen from the PlayStation community.

PS5 Will Run More Than 99% of PS4 Games

Sony wrote the followings on official PlayStation blog

We are focused on the huge catalog of games on PlayStation 4, and we’re pleased that more than 99% of PS4 games will be playable on PS5 on day one. This includes games that have defined the PS4 generation – from critically acclaimed PlayStation exclusives like The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima, to blockbuster hits from our third-party partners.

How Will PS4 Games Run on PS5 Digital Edition?

  • You will be able to play digital versions of your compatible PS4 games on the PS5 Digital Edition console. These will be compatible PS4 digital games you have already purchased, or plan to purchase, via PlayStation Store on PS4, PS5, web or PlayStation mobile app. 
  • Since there is no disc drive, you won’t be able to play your PS4 disc-based games on the PS5 Digital Edition.

How Will PS4 Games Run on PS5 With Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Drive?

  • You can play digital versions of your compatible PS4 games you downloaded from PlayStation Store on PS4, PS5, web or PlayStation mobile app.
  • You can also use physical PS4 game discs.

Can PS5 Users Use Physical PS4 Game Discs?

  • When you sign in to PS5 with your account for PlayStation Network, you will automatically see your library of played PS4 content through the menu.
  • Be sure to keep the PS5 console updated to the latest system software update available, and apply all available game patches to the game.

What Will PS4 Game Experience Like on PS5?

PS4 titles get even better on PS5. Select PS4 titles will see increased loading speeds on the PS5 console, and will also leverage Game Boost, offering improved or more stable frame rates. Some titles with unlocked frame rates or dynamic resolution up to 4K may see higher fidelity. Additionally, PS4 games will also take advantage of some of PS5’s new UX features, but more to come on that later.

How About PS4 Games on PS Now and PS Plus?

Backward compatible PS4 games included in PS Plus or PS Now will run on PS5.

Can Players Stream PS4 Games on PS5?

Yes, Remote Play from PS4 to PS5 and PS Now streaming are supported. The benefit of streaming is that you can save your storage space on PS5. Please note that PS4 games will not leverage PS5’s Game Boost through streaming.

How Will Players Know Which PS4 Games Aren’t Playable?

Games that are only playable on PS4 will be noted on PlayStation Store as playable on “PS4 only.” here’s a list of games that are only playable on PS4, along with additional information on backward compatibility.

Sony PS5 Backwards Compatibility More Details Revealed ‘PS5 May Run 99% of PS4 Games And You Going To Love It

Sony PS5 Backward Compatibility

Sony PS5 backwards compatibility revealed in details, PS5 may run 99% of PS4 games. Sony has revealed further information on PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility via its PlayStation support website.

Sony PS5 Backwards Compatibility More Details Revealed “PS5 May Run 99% of PS4 Games

According to the support page, an “overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles”, and select PS4 games will benefit from the PS5 console’s “Game Boost”, which may make PS4 games run with a higher or smoother frame rate. 

Furthermore, Sony points out that some functionalities that were available on PS4 might not be available when playing on PS5, and some games may exhibit “unexpected behaviour” when played on PS5. 

Strangely, Sony also warns users to test their PS4 games on PS5 before buying any add-ons to ensure “you are happy with the play experience”. Finally, the support page recommends that users always update the PS5 with the latest version of the system software. 

While Sony has stated the majority of PS4 games are playable on PS5, it’s also provided a small list of games that are only playable on PS4 below:

  • 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

Sony also revealed a snippet of new information on what players can expect in an interview with Game Informer. Sony’s senior vice president of platform planning and management Hideaki Nishino stressed the importance of backwards compatibility, and reiterated Sony’s promise that “approximately 99 percent of the thousands of PS4 titles, both catalog and newly published, will be playable on PS5”.

Sony Will Showcase Another PlayStation 5 Launch Title “God of War 5” And More During a New State of Play in August (Rumor)

Another PlayStation 5 launch title is going to be announced very soon, and it will be a mind blowing title.

In a new video, YouTuber Moore’s Law is Dead reported that a source who confirmed many of the details of the Xbox Game Showcase before the airing of the event revealed that Sony will show another PlayStation 5 launch title during a new State of Play that should air sometime in August.

This game will mark the return of a PlayStation franchise that used to be big, and apparently Mark Cerny himself is working on it.

Additionally, this source cited by Moore’s Law is Dead revealed that a new God of War is also going to be revealed during the August State of Play. The direct sequel to the 2018’s PlayStation 4 exclusive is apparently releasing in late 2021.

In his video, Moore’s Law is Dead also addresses some other rumors regarding the PlayStation 5 hardware. Of course the video is located below you can hear him out while he states what he claimed, coming in August.

Other rumors also revealed a PlayStation 5 exclusive new entry in the Silent Hill series is going to be showcased during the event.

Ghost of Tsushima Becomes the Fastest-Selling New Sony IP With 2.4 Million Units

Ghost of Tsushima is now the fastest-selling new Sony IP right now as reported few hours ago by Sony. The game managed to sell through over 2.4 million units globally in the first three days since launch.

Ghost of Tsushima is now PS4’s fastest selling first-party original IP debut with more than 2.4 million units sold through globally in its first 3 days of sales.

Congratulations @SuckerPunchProd, and thank you to fans around the world for taking part in Jin’s journey. pic.twitter.com/6aE4U7YZJH

— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 24, 2020

Excellent work from Sucker Punch. Frankly, we won’t be surprised if we see Ghost of Tsushima on the list of Game of The Year (GOTY) award this year.

Lately metacritic changed players score submissions for the Ghost of Tsushima, looks like they don’t want to have same experience with TLoUP 2.