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  • FAQ About PlayStation

    Slide yourself behind the leathered wheel of a top-end supercar, then take it for a vision-blurring spin around a world-class race track. Or plant your feet on the churned-up 1-yard line, barking a last-second gut-check play before the final snap. Or maybe you're more of a breach-and-clear kind of gamer. In that case, gear up, lock-and-load, and burst out into the fray of gritty, grisly, weaponized combat. Welcome to the world of PlayStation, where any flavour of fantasy is just the press of a button away.

    Play has no limits on the PlayStation 5

    The arrival of the PlayStation 5 marks a new generation of stunning new experiences. The new console packs a lightning fast SSD, deeper immersion with support for haptic feedback, 3D Audio, 4K and 8K output. Photo realistic experiences await in stunning high fidelity with ray-tracing support creating environments that blur the lines between games and reality.

    What distinguishes PlayStation from other gaming eco-systems?

    The PlayStation family of consoles and games is powered by the PlayStation Network. A single PSN account can be used to access your profile and content you've downloaded from the PlayStation Store using PSN cards across the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. Sign into your friend's PS5, for example, and you can play a game you purchased and downloaded on your own console at home. There's also an array of games and franchises that are exclusive to PlayStation, including The Last of Us, Uncharted, Demon Souls, God of War, Gran Turismo and more.

    What are the main differences between PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles?

    As Sony's next-generation flagship console, the PlayStation 5 is packed with power, including a custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity visuals, providing 4K graphics and ray-tracing support. The next-gen console looks to make load times a thing of the past with ultra-high-speed SSD with integrated I/O. The PS5 also includes the redesigned DualSense Wireless Controller, which features adaptive triggers, haptic feedback and its own integrated microphone. The hardware comes in two versions, an all-digital option and a disc-based console both with the same internal specs.

    As the older model, the PlayStation 4 has comparably less powerful internal specs, but offers gamers a vast catalogue of genre defining games. Make no mistake the PS4 boasts stunning graphics and some of the best storytelling via first party exclusives like The Last of Us, God of War and Uncharted series.

    Can PlayStation 5 consoles play DVDs, Blu-ray discs and PS4 games?

    It all depends on which PlayStation 5 model you opt for, the all-digital or disc-based console. The PS5 all digital version does not have a disc drive, therefore, it cannot play disc-based content. The disc-based model allows you to play DVDs, Blu-rays, 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays and hardcopies of PlayStation 4 titles. The all-digital PS5 hardware will also play PS4 games but they must be digital versions. 

    In this regard, both consoles make a great addition to your home entertainment setup, letting you combine a gaming system and a single easy-to-use media unit. If you plan on watching a lot of entertainment content on your PlayStation console, consider picking up an official PlayStation media remote. This lets you control not just the media on your PS5, but also on your TV, cable box, and audio receiver.

    What else can I do with a PlayStation 5 console?

    When connected to the internet, your PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4 can give you access to a world of apps and media streaming services. You can stream movies on Netflix, Crave, or Disney+, listen to music on Spotify, and catch the night's sports highlights via dedicated apps for the NHL, NFL, and NBA. With 825GB of space on the PS5, you can also buy/rent and download the latest games, movies, and television shows without leaving your couch or rapidly filling your hard drive.