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Michael Blaker’s Video Game Tuesday: Thoughts on PlayStation 5

Michael Blaker
Game Industry News is running the best blog posts from people writing about the game industry. Articles here may originally appear on Michael's blog, Windborne's Story Eatery.

Hey all, I’m back with another Video Game Tuesday. It’s all about my thoughts on the new PlayStation 5 next generation gaming console!

Editor’s Note: Check out our full review of the PlayStation 5 console, and the equally impressive Xbox Series X.

How did you get it?: I was able to sign up for a lottery via PlayStation Direct and was given an opportunity to buy the console. I was prepared by having five devices and my PC open all at once on the same web page. I’d already made sure that I had my shipping and billing information prefilled into my PlayStation Account, and it was ready to be used as soon as I got the chance to buy the console (through purchasing a month of PlayStation Plus the previous day). So, when I got the chance, I took it as soon as I could and did so in less than a few minutes. I got through, and the rest is history.

Is it worth it?: Yes, without a doubt. I enjoy my PlayStation 5 immensely. The graphics are outstanding and given that my previous latest console was the original PlayStation 4, I needed to buy a new TV to take advantage of it. The loading times are insanely fast, the Ghost of Tsushima and Horizon games were breathtaking, and the new haptic feedback from the DualSense controller was awesome. It was immersive without being solely a gimmick.

Would you recommend buying it?: Provided that you can afford the PS5, and either already own a 4K TV or have the additional budget to get one, then you should definitely consider getting it. The previous generation is already starting to be sidelined finally, since that planned occurrence had been postponed due to COVID related delays and supply shortages of the current generation consoles. The games will play better overall with the PS5, and increasingly more and more of the titles will start to only come out for the PlayStation 5, so you will need the new console to be able to play them.

That’s it for this week’s Video Game Tuesday.

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