The PlayStation 5 just got better (and we know where to buy one)
With yet another PS5 update delivering more great new features, it's past time you took up your chance to buy the console.
The latest PlayStation 5 software update has just entered beta testing. It brings with it a bevy of new features when it comes to resolution, user interface and more. In short, this premium next-gen console just got even better.
The beta is unfortunately not available in Australia, but we expect to see these features rolled out in the short term. If all this talk has you green with envy, it's time to assess the PS5 reseller market. One of the best retailers from which you can do so is eBay.
Here's what you need to know about the latest PS5 update as well as some tips for picking up your PS5 for the best possible price.
1440p resolution support
One of the most widely-requested features for the PS5 has been support for 1440p resolution. This beta will provide that, with 1440p HDMI video output now available. So if you're playing a game that supports native 1440p resolution, you'll be able to enjoy that resolution on a compatible TV or monitor.
Additionally, if you're playing a game with a higher native resolution like 4K, you'll be able to supersample down to a 1440p output and enjoy other benefits like improved anti-aliasing. Resolution fanatics rejoice.
You'll be able to check if your HDMI device is compatible by selecting "Test 1440p Output" under "Screen and Video" options within system settings.
Do you have simply too many games to organise? This PS5 update will make your life a whole lot easier with "gamelists".
Think of it just like a playlist for your games. You can collate your games in terms of genre, mood or anything else that takes your fancy.
To create a list, go to the "Your Collection" tab and select "Create Gamelist". Choose games to add to your gamelist, then decide what to name it. You can have up to 15 gamelists and 100 games per gamelist.
Some other inclusions in the PS5 update are:
- A screen for comparing 3D and stereo audio
- More prominent display of in-progress activities when resuming a game
- The ability to request party members to Share Screen
- Notifications when party members are playing games you can join
PS5 shopping tips
One of the best ways to stay on top of available and affordable PS5 stock is to bookmark this handy eBay link which displays the lowest available price for brand new PS5s on the site. There's no indication that the PS5 stock situation will improve anytime soon, so if you want to pick up the console sooner rather than later this is your best bet.
PS5 Stock Alerts Australia is a great follow for Twitter users. This account automatically notifies you when stock becomes available at storefronts like Amazon, Target and Big W. Be advised that there are 2 editions of the PS5 you'll need to choose from. The Standard Edition, also known as the Disc Edition, has the capacity to play physical game discs, while the Digital Edition does not.
The Standard Edition is supposed to retail for $749.95, while the Digital Edition has an RRP of $599.95. To be frank, you have virtually no chance of finding stock selling for those prices in Australia. Always make sure you do your background research on a seller or storefront before making a large purchase, to ensure you don't get scammed.
Click here for our comprehensive guide to buying a PS5 in Australia. For a more accessible next-gen console experience, find out where to buy the Xbox Series S.
Buy PS5 accessories
Here's where you can buy all the products you need for your next-gen experience on the cheap.
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One of the most exciting features of the PlayStation 5 is its 3D audio system, immersing gamers in far-flung worlds like never before. With sounds flying in seemingly from every direction, this is a critical element of the next-gen experience.