PS5 review: Sony built a space-age game console for your next-gen dreams

Editor’s note: At this time, certain PS5 features were not ready to be tested, including multimedia apps and the PlayStation store. Additionally, very few native PS5 games are available and online services and features won’t be stress-tested until the console is available to the public. For those reasons, we consider this a review in progress, and will update it extensively over the next several weeks, adding a final review score when appropriate.


My PS4 almost made it. It was a launch-day PlayStation 4 from 2013, and it worked great right up until the last few months, like it knew it was about to get the Marie Kondo treatment and replaced by the new PS5. The seven-year-old system played games fine, but the optical drive mechanism grew confused, giving off random beeps, as if it were trying to eject a ghost disc. 

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  • Fantastic new controller
  • Streamlined UI puts games first
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