Review

Launch review: PS5 is an exciting console built for blockbusters

DualSense and instant loads dazzle at launch, but the longterm potential of Sony’s console is greater

With a fantastic controller and compelling launch games, PlayStation’s traditional fanbase will be more than satisfied with what PS5 has to offer at launch.

  • DualSense is a wonderful controller
  • SSD is very impressive for first-party titles
  • A compelling roster of launch games
  • Control Center is a welcome addition
  • The console is obnoxiously bulky
  • Around 660GB of storage won't last long

With a fantastic controller and compelling launch games, PlayStation’s traditional fanbase will be more than satisfied with what PS5 has to offer at launch.

  • DualSense is a wonderful controller
  • SSD is very impressive for first-party titles
  • A compelling roster of launch games
  • Control Center is a welcome addition
  • The console is obnoxiously bulky
  • Around 660GB of storage won't last long