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Sony PlayStation 5 Unboxing

It’s here, it’s massive, and it’s gorgeous

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Arguably the more anticipated next gen console over the Xbox Series X, we finally have our hands on a PlayStation 5 and we’ll unbox it for you!

What we have here is the Standard Edition. The one with the disc drive.

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Just like on the Xbox Series X, the box details some of the features of the PS5. That’s 825GB of storage (1TB minus the space occupied by software), 8K, 4K 120FPS, and HDR. Truly next gen.

The back of the box shows their “Play Like Never Before” tagline which may have been printed before they launched the “Play Has No Limits” ads.

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It also details the advantages of next gen that being faster load times thanks to a new custom CPU and SSD drive, the haptic feedback on the brand spanking new DualSense Controllers, and backwards compatibility with certain PS4 games.

Inside the box is… yet another box. This one just plain white with the PlayStation logo in the middle. Very clean.

Open up that box to reveal yet another box containing the DualSense controller, stand, and cables.

Here are the cables: One power cable and one HDMI 2.1 cable.

And here’s the stand.

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Now, for the DualSense controller.
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Here’s a closer look. As you can see the buttons on the right no longer have its corresponding colors. But this makes sense given the controller’s aesthetics.

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Underneath all of that in the box is the console itself. Drum roll, please!

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Yes, it’s massive. Here’s a look at some of the fine detailing on the PlayStation 5.

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As mentioned earlier, this is the Standard Edition so we do get the disc drive.

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The ports are naturally at the back.

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That’s the power cord port, an ethernet port, HDMI port, and two (2) USB type-A, Superspeed USB (10 Gbps). On the front you get one (1) USB type-C, Superspeed USB (10 Gbps), and one (1) USB type-A, Hi-Speed USB.

Here’s the PlayStation 5 with the DualSense controller. 🤤

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Now for some quick set-up!

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You’ll immediately be prompted to update the software. One of the most important first steps.

You can also connect it to your smartphone via the new and improved PlayStation app.

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Don’t forget to sign-in to your PSN!

Now, it’s time to play! Makes sure you fire up the pre-installed Astro’s Playroom to really understand the capabilities of the DualSense controller.

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Go to the PlayStation store to check out the launch titles. One of them is Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Check out our review of the game here!

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That’s it. Time to play!

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Let us know if you have any questions about the PlayStation 5. Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Zelda sequel Tears of the Kingdom has a release date

Priced at $70

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Barely more than a month into the new year, 2023 already looks like a phenomenal year for gamers. A lot of upcoming games are looking like exciting additions to everyone’s to-play list. Though we already knew the title is coming this year, Nintendo officially announced the release date of Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

After revealing a flurry of games, Nintendo capped off their recent Direct with the fresh trailer of the upcoming sequel to Breath of the Wild. As was showcased in previous teasers and trailers, Tears of the Kingdom is a much darker vision set in the same world as Breath of the Wild. Ganon (or what looks like a zombified version of the villain) is back to terrorize Hyrule. This time, however, the iconic villain has a voice!

Plus, Tears of the Kingdom adds a lot of verticality by introducing floating terrain and more aerial movement. While the world looks similar to Breath of the Wild, the sequel still has a lot to show players.

Finally, the trailer caps off with the release date. Tears of the Kingdom will launch on May 12. Preorders have already begun for the title. Additionally, dedicated fans can also get a Collector’s Edition which includes a SteelBook, a poster, an art book, and a pin set. The release also coincides with the launch of a new Amiibo to commemorate the launch.

Priced a bit higher, Tears of the Kingdom will sell for US$ 69.99.

SEE ALSO: Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel trailer breakdown

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Nintendo adds Game Boy titles to Switch Online

And Game Boy Advance

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Nintendo Switch Online is the gift that keeps on giving. More than giving players the ability to play online, the subscription service also offers subscribers a gallery of classic games from bygone eras. The feature remains one of the most convenient ways to play old titles from the NES and the N64. Now, the service is adding Game Boy and Game Boy Advance titles.

Announced during the most recent Direct, Nintendo has announced that several titles from the Game Boy and the Game Boy Advance are now playable through the subscription service. While all subscribers will have access to the Game Boy titles, Game Boy Advance titles will come only with Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscriptions.

The starting lineup of Game Boy titles include Tetris, the original Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX and Kirby’s Dream Land. Meanwhile, Game Boy Advance titles will include Super Mario Bros. 3, Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, and WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$. Games included will come with local and online multiplayer, if applicable.

Nintendo will continue to add more titles to the roster throughout the year. Since the Game Boy generation is one of the company’s biggest, expect a ton of announcements as the roster fills up. (We’re still holding out hope for the classic Pokémon games.)

SEE ALSO: Nintendo Switch is now third-bestselling console in history

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Nintendo Switch is now third-bestselling console in history

Overtakes Game Boy and PS4

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Though there are more powerful consoles now, the Nintendo Switch is the most representative of the world’s situation since its launch. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the console keeps breaking records. Now, it has crossed its most important milestone to date. The Switch is now the third-bestselling console in history.

Released back in 2017, the Switch is the quintessential console for hybrid gamers who play at home and on the go. In its first few years, the console already spawned classic titles such as Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. However, its big break truly came during the 2020 lockdowns. The timing of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ release created a worldwide moment when everyone stuck at home wanted a Switch to play the island life simulator. Since then, the console, despite launching an improved OLED version, is gradually mellowing out, especially when opposed to even more powerful consoles like the PlayStation 5.

Regardless, the Switch’s effect on the world is palpable. Today, Nintendo announced that the console has sold over 122 million units worldwide. With such a figure, the Switch moves up to the third spot in the list of bestselling consoles of all time. It squeaks past the Game Boy (118 million units) and the PlayStation 4 (117 million units).

Now, the next consoles in the Switch’s sights are the Nintendo DS (154 million units) and the PlayStation 2 (155 million units). The console is in for quite a climb, though. Unless it hits another golden age, it will take a while before another overtake.

It’s still possible, of course. The Nintendo Switch is still set to release a few much-awaited titles like Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to Breath of the Wild.

SEE ALSO: Cult classic GoldenEye 007 is coming to Xbox, Switch

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