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Updated – 6

Scalping or buying to sell and extreme prices could become ilegal.

There has been calls to ban these practises and it looks like the goverment could step in. Douglas Chapman MP is among the members of parliament calling for scalping to be banned or made ilegal.

The demend over the Christmas period was unseen and many children and avid gamers were left empty handed or having to pay almost double the RRP price for their PS5.

With most retail stores having to focus on online shopping this has made the next gen consoles a prime target, and made the scalpers likely hood of being able to make massive profits higher.


Updated – 6

Sony is making money!
Sony is expecting to be racking it in and expects to see profitis of up to £6.5Billion in profit from the last 12 months. That compares to 4.8Billion that they previously thought it could be.


Updated – 3

It looks like shortages of both next-gen consoles the PlayStation 5 and The Xbox Series X could continue well in to the year, some reports suggesting it could be August before we see them stocked normally in stores.

It’s not the news we wanted to hear, as many fans still haven’t managed to get their hands on the consoles with most retailers being sold out, or selling out almost instantly when new stock apears.

AMD, who make the main chips that go in to both next-gen consoles have warned that there could be a shortage.

Now chip-maker AMD – who supplies both firms – has warned that the shortages may continue.


Updated – 27

More stock seems to have gone to scalpers again. Stock from Argos, Game and Amazon have all been snapped up by bots made to buy PS5 consoles before any humans can get a chance.

Will any retailers do anything about scalpers and bots? We will have to wait and see, but for the mean time keep an eye on our site and keep trying to secure your PlayStation 5.


Updated – 26

Amazon to get stock soon. According to reports and rumors on Twiiter Amazon are due to have their next restock of the PS5, the first week of Feb 2021.

The console remains sold out at the moment. A number of UK retailers restocked the PlayStation 5 this week and the console once again sold out in minutes.


Updated – 25

Do i need to upgrade my TV for PS5? The short answer is no you don’t need to upgrade your TV to play your new PlayStation 5. Any TV with a HDMI plug (most TVs from the past 15 years) will be able to be used with the PS5 no problem.

If you really want to get the most out of the new PlayStation though you might want to consider a 4K TV which will give your games the best resolution possible. If you want to take it one step further you will need a TV with a HDMI 2.1 socket, which will than allow games to run at a higher frame rate (120fps) depending on if the game is set up to be able to do that. Most games will run at a speed of 60fps @ 4K resolution and these games look outstanding.

More information on TV specs can be found here.


Updated – 25

Resident Evil 8 is set to hit stores May 7th, with the demo already available today!

Just like the previous game Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil 8 will be a first person horror game. RE8 looks to be set a few years after Resident Evil 7 in a spooky  Eastern European village.

“When Chris Redfield, an unexpected yet familiar face, makes an appearance.

“Setting off a chain of events that sees a distraught Ethan seeking answers to Chris’ shocking actions.And ultimately finding him in a mysterious village.” – Capcom


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Now we are starting to get more information about the Sony PlayStation 5, we will try to keep up with some of the news, rumors and answer some frequently asked questions. We are all excited for the next generation of gaming and keen to see what the PS5 can offer. Check back regular to see the latest information we have. Don’t forget to sign up for Pre Order and Stock notifications for the PS5.

  1. How to pre-order the PlayStation 5
  2. When will the PlayStation 5 release and how much will it cost ?
  3. Will the PlayStation 5 be backwards compatible with PS1,PS2, PS3 and PS4 games?
  4. Will the PlayStation 5 sell out?
  5. What are the specs of the PlayStation 5 ?
  6. Will there be a new PS5 controller?
  7. Will there be a PS5 Pro model?
  8. What is Ray Tracing for the PS5?

How to pre-order the PlayStation 5

  1. Simply click the link to go to Amazon or your chosen retailer once pre order is available.
  2. Make sure you are happy with the price you see.
  3. Click the Pre-Order button and checkout with your payment details.
  4. You should then receive an email from the retailer confirming your order.

PS5 release date

Sony has confirmed the PlayStation 5 will be released towards the end of 2020. A date of November 2020 has been predicted and we think this sounds like an ideal date. This will allow for holiday shoppers to try and secure the PS5 in time for Christmas.

Game consoles are notorious for selling out on release, and with the proposed date this seems even more likely than ever. Luckily we will be keeping up to date with who in the UK has stock, and where is the best place to buy your PlayStation 5.

Early 2019, we heard from the head of Sony PlayStation and chief architect for the PS5 that Sony is working their next console release. What learnt that the next-gen console will still be sticking with a disc format along side the digital store.

More and more details seem to be slowly leaking out over time. Including all of the expected specs of the hardware.

  • Custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU Custom RDNA 2
  • 16GB RAM GDDR6/256-bit Memory
  • Memory Bandwidth 448GB/s
  • Custom 825GB SSD
  • Expandable Storage Slot for NVMe SSD
  • IO Throughput – 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
  • USB HDD Support
  • 3D Audio
  • Hardware based ray tracing
  • PS4 Games backwards compatibility
  • 4K/8K TV Support
  • 100GB optical disk 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive

How Much Will PS5 Cost?

No price has been given but we think the PlayStation 5 will cost in the region of £400-600. There is rumors that there might be 2 different configurations of the PS5 at launch (much like the PlayStation 3), one more expensive and one cheaper.

we can only expect that the cost will be somewhere inline with the Xbox Series X, and the technology that’s packed into the console. It is not unheard of for console makers to make a loss on the console in favor of making profit from the software and licensing to third parties. So it might well be cheaper than we expect.

Will the PlayStation 5 be backwards compatible with PS1,PS2, PS3 and PS4 games?

The CEO of Sony’s PlayStation division Jim Ryan recently spoke about how gamers will be able to start a game on the PS4 and continue to play them on the new PS5, that sounds like an amazing feature and one we can’t wait for. With games such as The Last of Us Pt2 releasing so near the end of the PS4’s life span it is likely there will be a PS5 version, and this will make life much easier when upgrading consoles.

“Whether it’s backwards compatibility or the possibility of cross generational play, we’ll be able to transition that community to next-gen,” Jim Ryan told CNET in an interview. “It won’t be a binary choice about whether you have to be either on PlayStation 4 or next-gen to continue your friendship.”

There has also been rumors that the PS5 might be backwards compatible with all previous PlayStation systems including the PS1, PS2 and PS3. It’s not clear if this is true or how this will be handled yet but it’s an exciting thought. If this does happen it’s likely that it will be handled in much the same way as Microsoft handles backwards compatibility with it’s Xbox One. You pop a physical disc in the drive, the console works out which game and which generation it is and downloads a digital version of said game to your hard drive. The game is then emulated on the PlayStation 5 and is yours to play.

Will the PlayStation 5 sell out?

The amount of buzz and excitement from gamers surrounding the launch of the PlayStation 5 alone will likely cause Sony’s console to sell out fast. Add to that the time of year the PS5 will be released, Christmas 2020. This is a sure sign that it will be sold out in no time. This website will be tracking and stock checking the PlayStation 5 all the way from when pre orders become available and onwards. You can sign up to receive PS5 stock email notifications, so you won’t miss out. If you have ever tried getting your hands on such an anticipated product on release you will know exactly how hard it can be.

PlayStation 5 Specs

While we don’t know what the PS5 will look like just yet there seems to be a lot of information floating around about the specs of the PS5. Here’s what we think we know so far.

  • Custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU Custom RDNA 2
  • 16GB RAM GDDR6/256-bit Memory
  • Memory Bandwidth 448GB/s
  • Custom 825GB SSD
  • Expandable Storage Slot for NVMe SSD
  • IO Throughput – 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
  • USB HDD Support
  • 3D Audio
  • Hardware based ray tracing
  • PS4 Games backwards compatibility
  • 4K/8K TV Support
  • 100GB optical disk 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive

New PS5 Controller

Updated –
Yes! And it is called the DualSense wireless controller rather than the DualShock. Sony say they have reached a new milestone with PlayStation 5 and have began shipping the DualSense controller to developers who helped Sony implement the unique features of the DuelSense controller. The features of DualSense, along with PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech, will deliver a new feeling of immersion to players.

With the new DualSense controller Sony wanted to focus and add feeling to games through the controller. Sony added haptic feedback to the controller in much the same way Nintendo have with their HD rumble for the Switch. DualSense is said to be able to give different sensations to player with the aid of the controller, such as with the adaptive trigger buttons of DualSense so you can truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow.

DualSense also adds a built-in microphone array, which will enable players to easily chat with friends without a headset – ideal for jumping into a quick conversation. But of course, if you are planning to chat for a longer period, it’s good to have that headset handy.

Here is a message from SIE President & CEO Jim Ryan to the community:
“DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5. The new controller, along with the many innovative features in PS5, will be transformative for games – continuing our mission at PlayStation to push the boundaries of play, now and in the future. To the PlayStation community, I truly want to thank you for sharing this exciting journey with us as we head toward PS5’s launch in Holiday 2020. We look forward to sharing more information about PS5, including the console design, in the coming months.”

Original Answer
We already know that there will be a new version of the PlayStation controller, expected to be called the DualShock 5. The controller will feature a new form of rumble called haptic feedback and is said to be much more engaging and detailed, much like the Nintendo Switch’s HD Rumble.

The DualShock 5 will also come with adaptive triggers-built in. this will allow for the game developers to program different types of resistance for different types of environments. For example, the feeling of pulling a bow or chopping with an axe.

Jim Ryan said “3D audio and the haptic feedback support of the controller are also things that, when you try them, you will be surprised at how big a change they are. Even just playing the racing game Gran Turismo Sport with a PlayStation 5 controller is a completely different experience. While it runs well with the previous controller, there is no going back after you experience the detailed road surface via haptic control and play using the adaptive triggers.”

The looks of the new DualShock 5 isn’t believed to have changed all that much from the DualShock 4 we all know and love. There has been a number of leaked images of the controller sitting next to what is thought to be the PlayStation 5 Dev kit.

Will there be a PS5 Pro model?

Mid-generation consoles such as the Ps4 Pro and the Xbox One X seem to be an expected thing now. So, we are in no doubt there will be a PlayStation 5 Pro, the question is more when?

We could see the PS5 Pro a few years down the line in 2022 or 2023, but we could also see it this year. There has been rumours the PS5 Pro will launch alongside of the base PS5, with slightly improved hardware and the main difference being a bigger SSD hard drive, much how Sony did with the PS3. This would allow Sony to command a high price for the Pro model and give the base model a much smaller SSD therefore making it much cheaper. Solid State Drives are still expensive, and this approach could help Sony make the PS5 more accessible to consumers that don’t want to pay the higher price tag.

What is Ray Tracing for the PS5?

Ray tracing is a next console generation advanced technique of illuminating 3D game spaces. When Ray tracing is used it allows for linear rays of light to bounce and glare of another surface just like it would in the real world. Another popular thing Ray Tracing is used for is reflection of glass and water within game.

Couple Ray Tracing with the already stunning 4k images we are used to from the PS4 Pro already, the graphical gaming experience will be something of greatness.