PlayStation 5 has Arrived

The PlayStation 5 (PS5)

The much anticipated playstation 5 has arrived. Out in stores since Nov. 12. It was said that all the PS5 consoles available on launch day were sold out. The PS5 takes over from the best selling PS4.

But will this next gen console be a success? Time will tell. The PS5 has been played; it possesses stunning 4k graphics and faster loading times. Sony says the console is compatible with 8k Tv, but the console presently caps at 4k. Looks like there will be a future 8k upgrade later on.

Difference between PS5 and PS4

The PlayStation 5 is superior when compared to the PS4. Presently the  only notable difference is the faster loading times and 4k graphics. PS4 runs at  a resolution of 1080p.The PS5 is said to be capable of producing games never before possible but game producers are still catching up to this reality. If you are not a fan of graphics and the patient type, then you can still stick to your PS4 for a year of two.

Difference between the PS5 and PS4 Pro

The PS5 is also much more powerful than the PS4 pro. It launches games about 10-20 seconds faster. Games have more visual clarity on the PS5 than the PS4 pro. But the PS4 pro also runs on 4k so if you are not looking closely, you might not notice the difference.

PlayStation 5 Games

The PlayStation 5 will be supporting a lot of next generation games, some of which were released on Nov. 12. One of them is the PS5 exclusive game; Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which features ray tracing which gives the game more realistic lighting and shadow effects. The PS5 comes preinstalled with Astro’s Playroom which showcases the PS5 controller capabilities.

PS5 Size and Noise

The PS5 is the Biggest home console ever made. It has a length of 15.4 inches, breadth of 10.24 inches and thickness of 4.09 inches. Very big indeed. I hope just has it was with the PS4, Sony will trim down the size and give us a PS5 slim as well. Compared to the PS4, the PS5 is a noisier Machine.

Where to Buy PS5

The easiest way to know where to buy PS5 is to search online on google or other search engines to locate a retailer close to you. Amazon for instance is a good play to buy online. If you are in the US, UK, Canada and other accepted countries, you can buy from the official PlayStation website.

How To Fix a Slow Booting PS4.

So your once sleek and fast PS4 now boots slowly and freezes during gameplay. Normally, The PlayStation 4 takes about 25 seconds to boot. If you did not properly switch off the console, booting time could take over one and a half minutes, but usually less than 2 minutes. This is because your console will first do a system scan before start up.

Cause of a slow booting PS4.

When your console takes more than 2 minutes or forever to boot, there is a problem. Also you may notice that screen freezes during gameplay or the game stops abruptly. Don’t be scared, the problem is usually a software issue and can be fixed by starting the console in safe mode

The major culprit or cause of a PlayStation 4 that boots slowly is errors withing the software or operating system of your console as a result of sudden power cuts .

Your console is in danger if:

  • Electricity is suddenly cut off during gameplay.
  • You are in the habit of not switching off your console first before upluging from power outlet.
  • You live in an area with frequent power outages.
  • Your PS4 power cable is faulty.
  • You use a faulty or substandard electric generator to power your console.
  • Your plug your console into faulty electric sockets.

How to fix a slow booting PS4.

starting PS4 in safe mode

You can fix this problem yourself by starting the PS4 in safe mode and then following the prompt or instructions shown on screen.

To start the PS4 in safe mode, press and hold the power button of your console for 8 seconds or until you hear a second beep.  At this point, and by looking at the connected TV screen, you will be instructed to connect a PS4 controller to the console using a USB cable and then press the, PS button, on the controller.

On doing that, you will be taking to safe mode where you will be presented with seven options.to fix issue. For a slow booting PS4, you can start from option3, then down to option 7.

PS4 in safe mode

Note that if an option doesn’t work, you will need to activate safe mode again to select the next option.

Now let’s take a quick look at some of the options;

For option 3; “update system software”, on selecting it, you will be given 3 options to update software.It is easier updating using the internet. So have your PS4 already connected to the internet before attempting this option.

Selecting option 4 will restore your console settings to their default values.

Selecting option 5 will rebuild the database of your console, the process may take time to complete. Your data will not be deleted. However this option may solve the issue of your slow booting PS4. 

Option 6 will initialize your console, that is, reset your PS4, you will be warned that all user account and data will be deleted including downloaded games.

The last option is an advanced reset of your console all data will be lost and PS4 returned   to initial state when it was purchased. You will need the system software properly copied to a USB stick and inserted into your console to continue.

19 Things you need to know about the upcoming PlayStation 5

the 2 types of playstation 5 console
PS5 console Variants

The much awaited PlayStation 5 will come in mid November 2020. There is a lot of hype about it. Its the upcoming next generation console. Here are 19 facts we already know about the upcoming console.

  1. The PS5 will come in two variants;

The standard edition and the discless edition.

2. It will launch on November 19th in the UK and it will cost $499 for the standard edition and $399 for the disc less or digital only edition.

Price of PS5
Prices of PS5

3. It will launch on November 12th in the United states.

PS5 release dates
PS5 Release Dates

4. 3 games will be available free  for the PS5 at launch, they are;

  • Astro play room which will showcase the new PS5 dualsense controller.
  • Fortnite
  • GTA  online which will be available free for the first 3 months after its release.
Fortnite PS5
Playroom PS5

5. Many games will be available during launch of the PS5 including;

Spiderman, demon souls, sack boy, destruction all stars and others.

6. A new collection of PS4 games known as PS plus collection will be available for PS5 owners upon release. This will enable PS5 owners with a plus subscription, to play a larger collections of the best PS4 games on their new PS5 console.

7. The new PS5 controller is called dual sense because the player will experience haptic feed back and feel resistance on the trigger controls during gameplay.

8. The controller will feature a rechargeable battery

9. The PS5 will be at least twice as fast as the PS4 with better graphics and faster loading times for more on PS5 specs, see this article titled: ABOUT THE PLAYSTATION 5

10. The PS5 will feature an ultra HD blu ray drive meaning you can watch 4k blu ray on the console.

11. The PS5 will produce stunning 4k graphics with faster load times than the PS4.

12. It is 8K ready so you can play on your 8k TV, if you have one.

13. Games can be installed and played in segments to save space. So  players can remove the campaign mode or multiplayer mode of a game.

14. PS5 storage can be expanded with a compatible SSD.

15. The console will feature a 3D audio sound system which will provide a sense of 3D sound immersion close to real life.

16. PS5 accessories include;

HD camera, controller charging station, remote control and 3D headset.

17. PSVR will be compatible with the PS5 so you can play your virtual reality games.

18. The console will be backward compatible with majority of your PS4 games.

19. Some newer games coming to the PS4 now can be upgraded to be played on the PS5 when it is released. For instance FIFA 21 is coming out on the PS4 but when you buy your PS5 you can upgrade FIFA 21 to be playable on the PS5.

PS5 Gaming Console Launches in November 2020

The PS5 gaming console launches in November 12 2020. The much anticipated PlayStation 5 will launch in 2 variants; the only digital edition and Blu ray drive & digital edition.The only digital edition will sell for $399, while the Blu ray drive combo digital edition will sell for $499. You can pre-order at selected retail stores. For more information, visit playstation.com.

PS5 gaming console features.

According to Sony, the PS5 console will come with the following features;

Stunning graphics:

The PS5 will bring a new level of realism as rays of light will be individually stimulated creating true to life shadows and reflections. The console is fully 4k, so you can play it on your stunning 4k TV. It will achieve a high frame rate during game play of up to 120 frames per second. It is also 8k ready so you can play on your 4230p Tv.

Lightning speed 

The PS5 will load games in an instant with the power of its custom CPU, GPU and SSD. The speed is so fast that game creators can now design games that were never before possible.

Backwards compatibility

You can play PS4 games on the PS5 console.

Upgrade PS4 games to PS5 games (digital)

The PS5 gives the ability to upgrade PS4 games to PS5. For instance, the upcoming FIFA 2021 will be released on the PS4 but can be upgraded to play on the PS5 console when it is out.

PlayStation®VR integration

You can play a lot of PlayStation VR games on your PS5 console, however, you will need PlayStation Camera for PS4 and a PlayStation Camera adaptor. More details on how you can claim an adaptor will be shared on PlayStation.com.

ABOUT THE PLAYSTATION 5

PlayStation 5 with one DualSense Controller

The PlayStation 5 (PS5) will be out soon and we are waiting in anticipation. Sony has announced that this great console will launch in the holiday season around November 2020. The PS5 will be taking over from the PS4 and it is expected to be a much more powerful console. The PS5 will launch in 2 variants; the fully digital console ( without  Ultra HD Blu-ray compatible optical disc drive) and of course the one with HD blue ray disc drive. The console will render at 4k resolution (theoretically can render up to 8k and also be able to play most PS4 games as well as VR.

PLAYSTATION 5 BASIC  SPECIFICATIONS.

CPU:      8-core AMD Zen 2, frequency up to 3.5 GHz

Storage: Custom 825 GB SSD

Memory: 16 GB GDDR6 SDRAM

Media:  Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, CD

Removable storage:       Internal SSD, or external USB-based HDD

Display: Video output formats HDMI: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K UHD, 8K UHD

Graphics: Custom AMD RDNA 2, variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz

Controller: DualSense

Input:    HDMI 2.1

PLAYSTATION 5 CONTROLLER

Dual Sense

The PS5 will have a new controller called DualSense. This controller is based on the dualshock controller but with new modifications; among which is an incorporated microphone. That is; the PS5 controller will have an inbuilt microphone so you do not need to connect ear piece or head set before you can communicate with other Players. It maintains most of the buttons on the PS4 dual shock 4 controller.

PRICE

There is no official statement of price of the PS5 by Sony. Sony said the PS5 concentrated on value, so we expect it to be more expensive than the PS4. Remember that the PS5 will be coming in 2 variants;  a fully digital (cheaper) edition and fully digital edition with Ultra Blu ray optical drive (costlier). We are predicting a price range of 400-700$.

SOME OF THE LIST OF GAMES COMING TO THE PS5

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Gran TurismoTM 7

Returnal

Sackboy A Big Adventure

Demon’s Souls

Destruction AllStars

Resident Evil Village

HITMAN 3 

NBA 2K21

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

For full list of upcoming games on the PS5, VISIT HERE

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Some Optional PS5 Accessories

Optional accessories for the PS5 include; HD camera, remote control, wireless 3D headset, charging station for dualsense controller and much more.