Well, the wait is over. The PlayStation 5 is now available in the UK, bringing with it a lightning-fast hard drive, one of the most revolutionary controllers I’ve ever used, and a cracking launch line-up of more than thirty-six games that will appeal to all gamers.

I’ve spent a few hours with it today and I’ve been left VERY impressed so far… Astro’s Playroom is really delightful and demonstrates JUST how brilliant the new DualSense controller really is.

PlayStation 5

You can find out more about the launch and what you can expect from the PlayStation 5 down below:

“Today marks a historic moment for the PlayStation brand, and all of us at SIE are pleased to celebrate the release of PlayStation 5 together with our community of fans, game developers, and industry partners,” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “PS5 is a truly next-generation console representing the beginning of a new era for gaming. I’m thrilled for the new worlds that players will begin to experience today, and I’m equally excited for the lineup of games still to come for PS5 that will continue to propel the gameplay experience forward. We are humbled to work with a talented community of world class game developers. Their creativity will bring limitless possibilities to what the future of gaming can look like on PS5.”

The breadth of PlayStation 5’s game library represents the best lineup in PlayStation console history, led by launch day titles from SIE Worldwide Studios, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and Astro’s Playroom. PS5 owners can enjoy more than three dozen new games this holiday, including highly anticipated games from SIE’s publishing partners such as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision), Fortnite (Epic Games), FIFA 21 (EA), NBA 2K21 (2K), Godfall (Gearbox Publishing), Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft),and many more. Meanwhile, new titles from independent developers, such as Bugsnax (Young Horses) and The Pathless (Giant Squid/Annapurna Interactive) demonstrate the breadth of diverse content coming to PS5. 

PS5 owners can look forward to even more incredible games coming soon. Upcoming Worldwide Studios exclusives include Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal, Destruction AllStars, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, and a new God of War game. Additional games launching first on PS5 include DEATHLOOP from Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks, Ghostwire: Tokyo from Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks, Project Athia (Working Title) from Luminous Productions/Square Enix, and Final FantasyXVI from Square Enix. Resident Evil Village from Capcom and Hogwarts Legacy from Warner Bros. Games round out the lineup of highly anticipated PS5 titles.

At launch this November, PlayStation Plus members can enjoy a curated lineup of 20 PlayStation 4 games that defined the generation with the PlayStation Plus Collection, available to download and play on PlayStation 5. The PlayStation Plus Collection features critically acclaimed games, including Batman: Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicle Edition, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Final Fantasy XV, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Persona 5, The Last of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and more. 

To celebrate the launch, Sony have not only given Oxford Circus a PlayStation-themed make over (check that out here) but also lighting up different iconic buildings across twenty-five locations worldwide. This included Leicester Square in London, which you can check out in the Tweet down below:

Also, whilst we’re at it, you can ALSO grab a PlayStation themed snack box in Greggs for a fiver… it’s a pretty good day all around in the UK then.

The PlayStation 5 is out now in the UK. Find out more on the official website through this link.