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Forums - Sony Discussion - PS5 Owners, how satisfied have you been with this first year?

Saw someone post this with a surprisingly similar story to me about picking up a Series X so I figured I'd ask the same question for those who have managed to pick up a PS5

I got one just last week after Sony sent me an email to order one and I've been very happy with it so far as I missed out on the PS4 so I've been playing some stuff from the PS Plus Collection. Also adored Astro's Playroom

But what have y'all thought so far?



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Personally, I have been enjoying it very much. Havent bought a lot of games yet (getting R&C this week) but have been playing PS4 games on it and it has been great (load time diff is amazing).

I do feel like this has been a quieter year for the PS but the first few years usually are for Sony consoles and I am expecting next year to one of the best and busiest ever for games for a Sony console (or even for any console).



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It's great, just need to find more time to play.

So far I've bought, Miles Morales, Sack boy, Returnal, Demon's Souls, Ghost of Tsushima, Ratchet and Clank, Deathloop, Life is Strange: True colors, WRC 10, Kena and Rider's Republic, all physical ps5 editions.

I've only had time so far to finish Astro's playroom, Ratchet and Clank and Ghost of Tsushima. I played Tlou2 on ps5 (amazing) and I'm currently replaying The last Guardian on ps5. Runs buttery smooth now. Also played some Sack boy, Wreckfest and GT Sport.

The controller is really nice, 3D audio works a treat as well with stereo headphones. The rumble is much more precises even without updates. It's much easier to identify what the wheels are touching in GT Sport. (With updates) The haptic feedback and rumble adds a lot to the games. And for the first time, I don't mind playing with headphones as much compared to a dedicated surround system. 3D audio is now good enough. But of course for real bass you still need a subwoofer :)



Bought 3 games. Spiderman Miles, FFVIIR dlc and Ratchet and Clank.

The games were great but man, I barely turned on the thing mainly cause I play on PC but I was expecting this on year one. The disc drive is also pretty noisy. I still don't really like the look of it but it is certainly a conversation starter compared to my Series X which no one notices. Some of the early bugs were a bit concerning but they got fixed with patches. I will probably use it a lot more next year though. It's annoying that we still don't have VRR support. I also hate the new prices of games.

The PSN store is much more improved than the experience I got on the PS4. The Dual Sense controller is amazing and on games that are properly implemented, it gives you insane level of immersion. The loading is also very fast which is a god send compared to last gen. I also like the fact that many old games that were struggling to hit unlocked frame rates last gen can run a pretty stable 60fps if not more. I was originally thinking that the SSD space was gonna be problematic but thanks to the compression engines, the space that a lot of the games require is a lot less than I was expecting.

Overall I'll rate it a 6/10 for first year. I was hoping there would be more exclusives that shows off the next gen experience but delays made the experience a bit more meh. It is off to a good start though and I do like the BC enhancements. As usual, first year is generally a slow start.

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Great so far. Just no time to really enjoy it to the fullest. I had to skip a few games for lsck of time like desthloop that I will probably try on Christmas brake.



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Probably the 2nd best launch year that I can remember for a console after the Switch. Ratchet, Miles, Kena, Sackboy, and Astro's Playroom are all excellent, some great third party games in Deathloop and Resident Evil Village, and I haven't played some other huge games in Demon Souls and Returnal. 9.5/10.



The only negative thing is the noise, that is a bit of a bummer. I suspect it to be broken, since hardly anybody conplains. Don't know if it is the disc drive or the fan, but something is wrong. I will return it in time (got it in July) and have it fixed.

The Games:
Astro was pure joy. And the controller integration is unparalleled.
Ratchet was really good. It felt truly next gen at times with how fast and high fidelity everything was. Bit more of the same. But that is okay since their is not really a ton of these games coming out every year.
Ghost of Tsushima was very beautiful and mechanicaly sound. But too easy at times and a bit too checklisty. Lost steam on Iki bjt ventured through everything else which really bodes well for the game. The story was so so. Cool moments but not enough connective tissue. Did not care for many of the characters. And sone things were too obvious.
Death Stranding: the menus are a nightmare. Why is everything in this game so complicated. I just want to see what cargo is available, where it needs to go and how heavy it is. But it looks like an excel spreadsheet designed by Jackson Pollock. It is engaging and original, but not yet sure if this is enough to overcome the cumbersome design of it all.

Will play: dreams, it takes two, Kena, Miles Morales, FFVII Intergrade, Returnal.

I specifically did not play Tsushima and Death Stranding (and FF7) on my base PS4 so that I can fully appreciate them on PS5. Works out so far.

The short load times are nice to have but I did not mind them so much on PS4 which I bought early 2014. So it was time for an upgrade anyways.
No game really got me to freak out over its beauty. But diminishing returns are a b*tch and a half. I hope for something fascinatingly new in 2022 or 2023, but I'm easy to satisfy in next gen - just give me the next arrey of new, original, good looking games. I think the PS5 delivered on this front. Cool machine, very good controller, many games to play. And many more to come: God of War and Final Fantasy 16 are in my dreams.

I think it was also a good first year in comparison to PS4 that had Knack, Little Big Planet 3, Killzone Shadowfall, Infamous Second Son, Driveclub... and I think that is it. Not bad but Spider Man and Ratchet are better + all the other stuff.

This is going to be an interesting generation with XBox finaly ending its problem with exclusives. I might even consider buying an S for game pass somewhen 2024 to play everything I missed.



Very happy indeed, loadings are a thing of the past, games like demon souls, Sackboy, Returnal and Ratchet and clank are some of the best of my 30 year gaming, on top of that they look stunning rivalling anything I've ever seen on my top gaming PC, 60 fps is a game changer, I was already used to it from PC, so playing on consoles at 30fps was painful. 

I only got the ps5 in June, so for me it was amazing to have already so many games available day 1.

Other amazing games with incredible performance and graphics that I absolutely loved, assassins creed Valhalla, Scarlet Nexus, Spiderman remaster/miles Morales, ghosts of tsushima, death stranding, god of war, horizon zero dawn, days gone, yakuza like a dragon, resident evil 8, Last of us 2, final fantasy 7 remake integrade, far cry 6, Hades (had it on switch but the ps5 version looks and plays much better), It takes two, Kena, Skyrim ps5 upgrade, Cyberpunk (played it on PC but I'm sure its good as well on ps5), and then there's deathloop which I haven't played but I think I will like it.

I also have GT7 on preorder, the first game ever that I preorder without checking any reviews, just for the fact it will have a proper campaign.

The best thing of all was that the fan is now inaudible, only game I ever heard the fan was Ratchet and even then was nowhere near as loud as the ps4, for that feature alone, it was worth the upgrade.

The controller is also a major improvement and even tough I do not like the haptics too much, I'm in love with the adaptive triggers, total game changer and something even my 1700dollars PC cant do. Also the materials are much better on the controller, I have yet to hear any creaks, unlike the ps4 controller which was annoyingly poor quality, poor plastic. PS5 controller is better quality than both ps4 and xbox, strong build, sturdy. Even tough I still prefer the xbox asymmetrical thumbsticks, but I bought Kontrol Freaks and it helped a lot.

The biggest advantage this generation over the last one is definitely the backwards compatibility, the ps4 has hundreds of good games, and the fact I can play them on the new console is a bonus.

All in all I think this is one of the best consoles I ever bought in the first year, way better than the wiiU which I had almost nothing to play, better than the switch which there was only like 3 or 4 games worth playing in the first year. Also better than the ps4 because of backwards compatibility I had way more to play.

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JuliusHackebeil said:

The only negative thing is the noise, that is a bit of a bummer. I suspect it to be broken, since hardly anybody conplains. Don't know if it is the disc drive or the fan, but something is wrong. I will return it in time (got it in July) and have it fixed.

The Games:
Astro was pure joy. And the controller integration is unparalleled.
Ratchet was really good. It felt truly next gen at times with how fast and high fidelity everything was. Bit more of the same. But that is okay since their is not really a ton of these games coming out every year.
Ghost of Tsushima was very beautiful and mechanicaly sound. But too easy at times and a bit too checklisty. Lost steam on Iki bjt ventured through everything else which really bodes well for the game. The story was so so. Cool moments but not enough connective tissue. Did not care for many of the characters. And sone things were too obvious.
Death Stranding: the menus are a nightmare. Why is everything in this game so complicated. I just want to see what cargo is available, where it needs to go and how heavy it is. But it looks like an excel spreadsheet designed by Jackson Pollock. It is engaging and original, but not yet sure if this is enough to overcome the cumbersome design of it all.

Will play: dreams, it takes two, Kena, Miles Morales, FFVII Intergrade, Returnal.

I specifically did not play Tsushima and Death Stranding (and FF7) on my base PS4 so that I can fully appreciate them on PS5. Works out so far.

The short load times are nice to have but I did not mind them so much on PS4 which I bought early 2014. So it was time for an upgrade anyways.
No game really got me to freak out over its beauty. But diminishing returns are a b*tch and a half. I hope for something fascinatingly new in 2022 or 2023, but I'm easy to satisfy in next gen - just give me the next arrey of new, original, good looking games. I think the PS5 delivered on this front. Cool machine, very good controller, many games to play. And many more to come: God of War and Final Fantasy 16 are in my dreams.

I think it was also a good first year in comparison to PS4 that had Knack, Little Big Planet 3, Killzone Shadowfall, Infamous Second Son, Driveclub... and I think that is it. Not bad but Spider Man and Ratchet are better + all the other stuff.

This is going to be an interesting generation with XBox finaly ending its problem with exclusives. I might even consider buying an S for game pass somewhen 2024 to play everything I missed.

About Death Stranding, check out this delivery. Took me 10 minutes in real time lol (at 14:36)

It takes some getting used to, but after a while it becomes second nature

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Captain_Yuri said:

Bought 3 games. Spiderman Miles, FFVIIR dlc and Ratchet and Clank.

The games were great but man, I barely turned on the thing mainly cause I play on PC but I was expecting this on year one. The disc drive is also pretty noisy. I still don't really like the look of it but it is certainly a conversation starter compared to my Series X which no one notices. Some of the early bugs were a bit concerning but they got fixed with patches. I will probably use it a lot more next year though. It's annoying that we still don't have VRR support. I also hate the new prices of games.

The PSN store is much more improved than the experience I got on the PS4. The Dual Sense controller is amazing and on games that are properly implemented, it gives you insane level of immersion. The loading is also very fast which is a god send compared to last gen. I also like the fact that many old games that were struggling to hit unlocked frame rates last gen can run a pretty stable 60fps if not more. I was originally thinking that the SSD space was gonna be problematic but thanks to the compression engines, the space that a lot of the games require is a lot less than I was expecting.

Overall I'll rate it a 6/10 for first year. I was hoping there would be more exclusives that shows off the next gen experience but delays made the experience a bit more meh. It is off to a good start though and I do like the BC enhancements. As usual, first year is generally a slow start.

Why is everyone on about disc drive noise? It makes noise while you install the game, after that, you will barely hear it, the console is nowhere near as loud as any ps before it.

A shame you didnt buy the 2 best ps5 games, returnal and demon souls.

I agree with the looks, xbox looks better, but both need to be on vertical, both look horrible on horizontal.

you rate it 6/10? what was the ps4 on the first year? A 3/10? 

The ps5 had a much better first year than most consoles I can remember.

And it was a bigger jump too, the 60fps, the super fast loadings, the much higher resolutions, along with the graphics, the much quieter console, the controller. I feel a bigger jump from ps4 to ps5 than when I had ps3 and got the ps4, because back then, graphics and resolution were better but that was it, controller was basically the same, fps was basically the same and loadings was basically the same.

I still prefer the xbox series X hardware, and I would prefer it along with the elite 2 controller (best controller in the world), but I already have a PC so xbox would have been redundant. I'm glad I got ps5 as many games are not on PC, such as demon souls, ratchet, spiderman, last of us 2, returnal, GT7, Ghost of tshushima, etc.