10 Tips and Tricks for Your Brand New PS5

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Congratulations on getting yourself a brand-new PlayStation 5! After making all of your friends incredibly jealous, it’s time to dive into everything this next-gen console has to offer. Here are 10 tips and tricks for making the most of your PS5.


1. Avoid screenshot spoilers

The PS5 can hide screenshots sent your way if they show gameplay from beyond the point you’ve reached, or include something flagged by the developer as a potential spoiler. To make sure you’re protected, open Settings from the cog icon in the top right corner of the interface, then choose Saved Data and Game/App Settings, then Spoiler Warnings.


2. Save the DualSense battery

By default, the new DualSense controllers that accompany the PS5 are set to never turn themselves off. If you open up Settings from the cog icon in the top right corner of the main

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Where To Buy A PS5: Cyber Monday Restock Possible At Walmart, GameStop, And More

The big Black Friday 2020 PS5 restocks have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be another opportunity to buy the PS5 before the holidays. The system has been flying off shelves–both virtual and physical–and retailers have been occasionally setting times when new stock will appear online.

The next big chance to get a system is likely Cyber Monday, and we know you’ll still have a shot of buying a system soon. Sony, for instance, has confirmed that the PS5 will be restocked before the end of the year.

To make your shopping experience easier, we’ll be tracking everything we know about where to buy a PS5 through Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday right here.

Where to buy the PS5 during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

PS5 restock at GameStop

GameStop’s in-store-only PS5 stock on Black Friday went about as you’d expect, with dozens of people camping

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Sony says it will have more PS5 in stock, cites ‘unprecedented’ demand

As consumers deal with a shortage of supplies for Sony’s PlayStation 5, the Japanese tech giant said it will be releasing more inventory to retailers before the end of the year.

“We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever,” PlayStation’s official Twitter account said in a post. “Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year – please stay in touch with your local retailers.”

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Sony’s competitor, Microsoft, has also faced significant shortages of its

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Black Friday: PS5 And Xbox Series X Gaming Headsets Get Steep Discounts

If you’re looking for a gaming headset for your new PS5 or Xbox Series X, it’s an excellent time to buy one. Black Friday 2020 has brought some stellar deals on a bunch of solid gaming headsets. We’ve rounded up a handful of the best Black Friday gaming headset deals below, some of which have universal compatibility across all platforms, including Xbox Series X and PS5.

A gaming headset is one of the first accessories you should grab when you get a new console. Headsets are vital for multiplayer games, but they’re also great for single-player games, since they typically pinpoint sounds and create a more immersive experience. See our guide to the best PS5 gaming headsets for 2020 for more options if you’re shopping for that platform.

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How Cyberpunk 2077 Cross-Saves Work On PS5 And Xbox Series X/S

Developer CD Projekt Red has outlined the way Cyberpunk 2077 players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can transfer their saves to their respective next-gen consoles.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players who upgrade to the next-gen system in their respective console family can pick up their Cyberpunk 2077 save file on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S / Series X from where they left off when the game drops on December 10. As you’d expect, the process of transferring saves from one console to the other is different for each console family.

Xbox is very simple. Thanks to Smart Delivery, Cyberpunk 2077 players on Xbox One can upload their save to the cloud and simply pick up their file on Xbox Series S / Series X. Similarly, players can connect both consoles to the same network and download their saves via selecting the System Network Transfer option.

PlayStation, on

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Best Black Friday PS5 And PS4 Accessory Deals: Gaming Headsets, Controllers, And PS Plus

Black Friday 2020 is here, and while this year’s shopping event linked up with the launch of the new PS5 console, there won’t be much in the way of major console gaming hardware deals. It’s been hard enough for many shoppers to even track down a PS5, with the next-gen consoles selling out in minutes after each restock. If you haven’t managed to order one already, Walmart’s big Black Friday sale is already out of stock, so the only other opportunity may be picking up a PS5 at GameStop stores on Black Friday itself, but that means risking a potentially crowded in-person visit–if you do decide to go, please wear a mask to protect your fellow shoppers! If you did manage to secure a PS5 this holiday season, you’ll surely want some accessories to go with it. PS4 and PS5 gaming headsets, controllers, and other accessories are all on sale

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PS5 Out Of Stock At Walmart; GameStop Black Friday Restock Coming Later This Week

If you’re a PlayStation fan trying to buy a PS5, you know that in the time since launch day, the PS5 retail situation has been endlessly hectic and frustrating, with the system consistently selling out in a matter of moments, sites crashing, and scalpers cashing in on the situation by hoarding the system and selling them for over $1,000 each. The PS5 launch day restocks were particularly disappointing–many stores restocked and sold out instantly at midnight, and Walmart offered multiple online restocks throughout the day, each of which had slow loading times, site crashes, and errors in checkout. In short, if you’ve been trying to buy a PS5 and haven’t done so yet, you’re not alone, and we feel your pain.

Black Friday 2020 offers another opportunity to buy the PS5 this week, though we don’t expect it to go any more smoothly than previous PS5 restocks. For Black Friday

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Buy The PS5 Tonight: Walmart PS5 Restock At 9 PM ET

If you’re a PlayStation fan trying to buy a PS5, you know that in the time since launch day, the PS5 retail situation has been endlessly hectic and frustrating, with the system consistently selling out in a matter of moments, sites crashing, and scalpers cashing in on the situation by hoarding the system and selling them for over $1,000 each. The PS5 launch day restocks were particularly disappointing–many stores restocked and sold out instantly at midnight, and Walmart offered multiple online restocks throughout the day, each of which had slow loading times, site crashes, and errors in checkout. In short, if you’ve been trying to buy a PS5 and haven’t done so yet, you’re not alone, and we feel your pain. Black Friday 2020 offers another opportunity to buy the PS5 this week, though we don’t expect it to go any more smoothly than previous PS5 restocks. For Black Friday

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‘More PS5 inventory will be coming,’ Sony reassures PlayStation fans

  • Like Tickle Me Elmo and the Furby before it, the PlayStation 5 is this year’s big holiday item.
  • As such, it’s sold out everywhere — every retailer, from Amazon to GameStop, can’t keep enough in stock to satisfy demand. A robust resale market has sprung up, with the $500 model selling for upwards of $1,000.
  • Sony reassured anxious fans with a message on Wednesday morning: “More PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year,” the company said. “Please stay in touch with your local retailers.”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 is finally available worldwide. Because of the pandemic, millions of people turned to digital storefronts to purchase the new console. But that proved nearly impossible: Customers around the world tried and failed to order the PS5 through a variety of retailers.

With demand vastly outpacing supply, a robust resale

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GameStop Will Restock PS5, Xbox Series X In Stores On Black Friday 2020

If you missed your chance to snag a PS5 or Xbox Series X at launch, you’ll have another chance this week during Black Friday 2020. GameStop has confirmed it will have limited stock of the PS5 and Series X and S in stores only on Black Friday (November 27). You’re going to have to get there early if you want one of these, as they’re sure to sell out nearly immediately given the immense interest we’ve seen for the consoles thus far.

GameStop stores will open at 7 AM local time on Black Friday, and all stores will have a minimum of two PS5 and two Xbox Series X consoles at opening, according to the ad. A press release confirms the Series S will be available as well, but the PS5 Digital is not shown or explicitly mentioned, so it’s unclear if that system will be widely available. We suggest

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