The PlayStation 5 hit shelves last winter just in time for the holiday market of Christmas and, in the U.S., Thanksgiving.
It rivals the Xbox Series X and the initial run of pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 sold out fast, with a waiting list quickly put in place.
FIFA 21 has since arrived for the console, bringing bigger and better graphics, with more realistic gameplay than ever before on its titles.
- When is FIFA 21 released for PlayStation 5?
- Can I play older versions of FIFA on PlayStation 5?
- What are the launch games for PlayStation 5?
- When is the PlayStation 5 released?
- How much does the PlayStation 5 cost?
- Where can I buy a PlayStation 5?
- When is the PlayStation 5 back in stock?
FIFA 21 was released for PlayStation 5 on December 4.
FIFA 21 had already been released on current-generation consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) on Friday, October 9.
To ensure that gamers do not end up buying two versions of FIFA 21, it will be possible to get a free upgrade of FIFA 21 from PS4 to PS5 using EA Sports' Dual Entitlement scheme when the game is released on the new console.
The PS5 promises to offer backwards compatibility for PS4 games, meaning that you will be able to play older versions of FIFA on the new console.
PlayStation 3 and older games are not compatible with the new console, but any PS4 game purchased in the PlayStation Store can automatically be downloaded onto the PS5 through the same user account.
Similarly, if you purchase the standard PS5 rather than the Digital Edition, you can use PS4 discs in the drive and play them on the new console.
The PS5's backwards compatibility means that hundreds of PS4 games were available to play on launch day, but there are also many new games hitting shelves too.
The following games were confirmed as launch day releases for the PlayStation 5:
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
- Astro's Playroom
- Borderlands 3
- Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War
- Dead by Daylight
- Demon's Souls
- Destiny 2: Beyond Light
- Destruction All Stars
- Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
- DIRT 5
- Gran Turismo 7
- Goonya Fighter
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Just Dance
- King Oddball
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Remastered
- Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
- NBA 2K21
- No Man's Sky: The Next Generation
- Observer: System Redux
- Planet Coaster
- The Pathless
- Poker Club
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Warhammer: Chaosbane - Slayer Edition
- Watch Dogs Legion
PS5 was released on November 12 in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico and South Korea.
The rest of the world, including the UK and Europe, was able to purchase a PS5 from November 19.
The pre-order period for the PS5 began on September 17 and allowed customers worldwide to order the console ahead of its release to ensure they get their hands on it on release day.
Initial pre-orders sold out within hours though and Sony had to announce additional supplies of the console.
Anyone who pre-orders the console now will be added to a waiting list and may not receive their PS5 until 2021.
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The PS5 costs $499.99 / £449.99 for the standard edition of the console, which contains a disc drive to allow you to play physical discs as well as disc copies of PS4 games.
The Digital Edition of the PS5 is cheaper at a cost of $399.99 / £359.99. However, it only allows you to play games downloaded from the PS5 and does not have a disc drive.
The disc drive on the PS5 also allows you to play 4K UHD Blu-Ray discs.
The PlayStation 5 will be available to buy through Sony's official channels and at all major gaming retailers while stocks last.
*Note that PS5 stock availability will vary between retailer and some outlets have suspended orders while demand is catered for.
Such was the demand for the PlayStation 5 that stocks were completely sold out after the console was officially launched, leaving many unhappy customers.
Sony has indicated that they are working hard to ensure that stocks will be available at various retailers before the end of the year, with some suggesting they will have more in time for Christmas.