PS5 release latest – Playstation 5 Spider-Man tops game charts but consoles sold out at Amazon, GAME, Argos and Currys

PS5 consoles have sold out at major retailers across the UK following their release on Thursday.

Amazon, GAME, BT, Curry's, Argos, John Lewis, Very and Sony had all sold out with hours, with some assuring customers they will have stocks again soon.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales has proved the best-selling title since the first batch of games for the new platform were released last week.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Assassin's Creed Valhalla took second and third place respectively.

Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news and updates.

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    SAFE SPACE

    Finally got your PS5? Make sure you're not putting it anywhere dangerous.

    Here's the official advice from Sony…

    • Place the console at least 10 cm (4 in) away from a wall surface.
    • Do not place on a carpet or rug with long fibers.
    • Do not place in a narrow or cramped space.
    • Do not cover with cloth.
    • Do not allow dust to build up on the vents. Use a cleaning tool such as a vacuum cleaner to remove dust buildup.

    Also, whichever you place it, you'll need to attach the free stand that comes in the box

    PS5s SELLING FOR OVER £1000 ON EBAY

    PS5s continue to sell on bidding sites and market places such as Ebay for over triple the retail price of £449.99.

    This comes as major retailers sell out on stock immediately after its release.

    SONY UNDECIDED ON EXPANDING PS5 PLAYSTATION PLUS COLLECTION BEYOND LAUNCH

    Sony says it hasnt decided whether to expand the PS5 Playstation Plus Collection beyond it's initial line up.

    PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan told GQ Magazine the company is taking a wait and see approach.

    “Well, we’re going to wait and see how the world receives the Plus Collection,” he said.

    “You know, which games are played how much they’re played before we make any decisions about that.

    “We think it’s potentially going to be a great user acquisition tool. Arguably if you never had a PS4 and you choose to buy a PS5 you basically get a PS4, right?”

    WHICH AUDIO FORMATS WILL PS5 SUPPORT?

    PS5 will support the following audio formats:

    • Dolby Digital (max 5.1ch)
    • Dolby Digital Plus (max 7.1ch)
    • Dolby TrueHD (max 7.1ch)
    • DTS (max 5.1ch)
    • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio (max 7.1ch)
    • DTS-HD Master Audio (max 7.1ch)
    • AAC (max 5.1ch)
    • Linear PCM (max 7.1ch)
    • Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X available for Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray disc video (when connected to a supported device)

    PS4 CONVERTER GLITCH

    PS4 versions of Watch Dogs Legion and Assassin's Creed Valhalla should offer free upgrades on PS5 but many gamers have said the option to redeem these isn't showing up in store.

    Ubisoft is investigating the issue which has been reported by dozens of people on twitter.

    TIMELINE: HISTORY OF PLAYSTATION RELEASES

    • – The original PlayStation launched in Europe in 1995
    • – This was followed by the PlayStation 2 in the year 2000
    • – The PlayStation 3 arrived over half a decade later, in 2006
    • – Then gamers had to wait a further seven years for 2013's PS4 launch
    • – Sony released the PS5 in November 2020

    CONTROLLERS SELLING OUT

    PS5 controllers have begun to sell out with just a few retailers selling them – including Curry's PC World with controllers in stock for £59.99.

    Currys have had 7,000 page views in 24 hours as desperate gamers try to get their hands on the kit.

    ARGOS SITE IS DOWN

    AMAZON CLOSES ORDERS

    WHICH AUDIO FORMATS WILL PS5 SUPPORT?

    PS5 will support the following audio formats:

    • Dolby Digital (max 5.1ch)
    • Dolby Digital Plus (max 7.1ch)
    • Dolby TrueHD (max 7.1ch)
    • DTS (max 5.1ch)
    • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio (max 7.1ch)
    • DTS-HD Master Audio (max 7.1ch)
    • AAC (max 5.1ch)
    • Linear PCM (max 7.1ch)
    • Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X available for Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray disc video (when connected to a supported device)

    PICTURED – MIC JAMES TAYLOR SELLS HIS PS5

    Made in Chelsea's James Taylor sold his gifted PS5 for a £1200 profit, bragging about the swap on socials.

    MADE IN CHELSEA STAR SLAMMED FOR SELLING PS5

    James Taylor who stars in Made in Chelsea bragged that he sold a promotional PS5 for a £1,200 profit.

    He claimed to thank 'PlayingStation' for gifting him the PS5 on Friday but on Saturday he claimed he'd sold it for a £1,200 profit because he “preferred his PS4”.

    One user said: “It seems especially in poor taste given the current climate, where PS5 stock is flying out and where the majority of consumers have not and likely will not be able to get one before Christmas.”

    Another added: ““It’s probably allowed? But it’s certainly disrespectful. I mean, sure they gave it to him as part of a marketing stunt, but he should at least learn to appreciate the privileges he has.”

    PICTURED: KEANU REEVES IN CYBERPUNK 2077

    HOW TO USE REMOTE PLAY

    You can play your PS5 remotely on a PS4, Mac, PC, Android, iPad or iPhone using either a DuelShock4 or DualSense.

    Follow these steps to connect a controller wirelessly.

    1. Follow Setttings > System > Remote Play

    2. Check 'Enable Remote Play'.

    3. Download the PS Remote Play app for Android, iOS, Windows or Mac

    4. Open the PS Remote Play app and sign in to the PlayStation Network

    5. Select PS5 on the next screen.

    6. If the PS Remote Play app doesn’t automatically find your PS5, select Link Device on your console, then enter the code provided into the Remote Play app.

    VRR TO BE ADDED TO PS5

    Sony has confirmed it'll add Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) – a key visual feature of Xbox Series X and S – to the PS5.

    The feature is designed to reduce of eliminate frame tearing and judder in high-framerate games.

    It'll be added via a future firmware update, Sony said in an updated system FAQ.

    “After a future system software update, PS5 owners will be able to use the VRR feature of compatible TVs when playing games that support VRR,” it said. A modern television with HDMI 2.1 is required to use VRR.

    SPIDER-MAN TOPS PS5 SALES CHART

    Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales has been the PS5's best-selling game since its UK release, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

    Games for the PS5 have been available since last week, despite the console only being released this week.

    The new spider-man game is available exclusively on PS5 and is viewed as a key launch title for the console.

    In second and third place were Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

    Demon's Souls was in fourth while Sackboy: A Big Adventure was in fifth.

    GAMERS SHARE MEMES AS PS5 SELLS OUT

    Gamers across the UK have been sharing memes about their hunt for the PS5 after the console sold out this week.

    One showed Charlie from Charlie and the Charlie Factory holding a golden ticket with the caption: “What it would feel like if I actually did secure a PS5.”

    Another showed a clown sat at a computer with the caption: “Me spending the day on my computer thinking i'll actually find a PS5 in stock.”

    Stores have said they don't expect to have more of the consoles in until next month.

    STILLS SHOW KEANU REEVES 'CYBERPUNK 2077' CHARACTER

    New stills show Keanu Reeves in his role in upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077.

    Reeves has lent his name, face, and voice to a character in the game named Johnny Silverland.

    The game has been in development for eight years and is set to be released on the PS5 and other platforms on December 10.

    WHICH AUDIO FORMATS WILL PS5 SUPPORT?

    PS5 will support the following audio formats:

    • Dolby Digital (max 5.1ch)
    • Dolby Digital Plus (max 7.1ch)
    • Dolby TrueHD (max 7.1ch)
    • DTS (max 5.1ch)
    • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio (max 7.1ch)
    • DTS-HD Master Audio (max 7.1ch)
    • AAC (max 5.1ch)
    • Linear PCM (max 7.1ch)
    • Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X available for Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray disc video (when connected to a supported device)

    MADE IN CHELSEA STAR SELLS PS5 FOR £1200 PROFIT

    Made in Chelsea star James Russell Taylor has said he's sold his PS5 for £1200 profit because he 'didn't like it'.

    After earlier posting a picture of a PS5, Taylor posted one of his PS4 to Instagram, writing: “Back to the PS4 I go 🙂

    “Didn't like the PS5 so I sold it for £1200 profit.”

    It follows reports of PS5 owners being able to charge large figures to sell their consoles on after stores across the UK sold out this week.

    LONDON UNDERGROUND SIGNS CHANGED TO PS5 BUTTONS

    Signs marking some stations on the London Underground were changed last week to mark the release of the PS5.

    Pictures from Oxford Circus showed the signs modified to resemble the buttons from the console's controllers, which are shaped as an X, square, circle, and triangle.

    The designs were part of a 48-hour takeover by Playstation UK.

    VERY SAYS NEW STOCK 'COMING SOON'

    Very.co.uk has said it will have more stock of the PS5 'coming soon'.

    It comes after the console sold out at stores across the UK following its release this week.

    A statement on Very's website read: “Unfortunately, we have sold out of our PS5 consoles for now.

    “We have more stock coming [soon] so keep checking back for our next drop.”

    Other retailers including Argos and eBuyer have similarly said they will have more stock again soon.

    DATA TRAFFIC HIGH FOLLOWING PS5 LAUNCH

    Network access provider BT Openreach has reported high data traffic across the UK following the launch of the PS5.

    The group said Thursday saw traffic across their network totalling 161 petabytes, ispreview.co.uk reported.

    Colin Lees, CTIO of Openreach, said: To give you a sense of scale – one Petabyte equals one million Gigabytes.

    “That’s more than four times the amount of data in the entire written works of mankind from the beginning of recorded history, in all languages!”

    Thursday's traffic remained below the 174 petabytes used on November 10, which saw a number of events including the release of Microsoft's Xbos Series X and S and a new patch for Call of Duty.

    AMAZON UK CUSTOMERS RECEIVE BAGS OF RICE INSTEAD OF PS5

    Customers who ordered the PS5 via Amazon UK have reported instead receiving bags of rice and other household good instead of the console.

    The consoles appear to have been replaced and stolen before being delivered on Thursday and Friday of last week, the Metro reported.

    Numerous customers also took to twitter to report receiving items including foot massagers, cat food, and George Foreman grills and ordering a PS5.

    Amazon has said it is investigated the incidents and urged anyone affected to contact its customer services.

    SONY UNDECIDED ON EXPANDING PS5 PLAYSTATION PLUS COLLECTION BEYOND LAUNCH

    Sony says it hasnt decided whether to expand the PS5 Playstation Plus Collection beyond it's initial line up.

    PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan told GQ Magazine the company is taking a wait and see approach.

    “Well, we’re going to wait and see how the world receives the Plus Collection,” he said.

    “You know, which games are played how much they’re played before we make any decisions about that.

    “We think it’s potentially going to be a great user acquisition tool. Arguably if you never had a PS4 and you choose to buy a PS5 you basically get a PS4, right?”

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