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When does Best Buy restock ps5?

Best Buy PS5 restock date A few things to keep in mind: Best Buy's drops always occur on afternoons (between 12pm ET and 3pm ET) and they always offer the consoles at list price: $499 for the PS5 and $399 for the PS5 Digital. Tom's GuidePS5 restock update: Track on Twitter, Best Buy, Target and more

Play PS5 games on a PS4 with PlayStation Share Play. Here's how to use it

CNET 26 June, 2021 - 07:52pm

It's been more than seven months since the PlayStation 5 hit stores, but it's still difficult to get your hands on what's been dubbed the fastest-selling console in US history. The PS5 continues to fly off of virtual shelves faster than retailers can restock -- keep up with our PlayStation 5 restock updates here

The PS5 includes player perks that can save you money, like a backward compatibility feature that lets you play many older games on the new console, and partnerships with some publishers that are letting players upgrade PS4 games to PS5 for free, boosting them to 4K resolution. The first major PS5 update included a new feature called cross-generation Share Play, allowing PS4 users to try out their friends' PS5 games by virtually sharing a screen or passing a controller. You can even play PS5 co-op games together. (Here's our list of the best PS5 games so far.) 

PlayStation Share Play is a feature that allows PS5 console users to let their friends with PS4 consoles view their game screen or try out their PS5 games for free. You can pass your controller virtually to a friend, or pass a second controller virtually to play co-op games together. 

To use Share Play, all you need is a PS4, a friend with a PS5, and a good internet connection for screen sharing (Sony recommends a minimum upload speed of 2 megabits per second). PS5 owners can host for 60 minutes per session. After that, you can just start a new session. The player hosting the session and the player visiting must be friends on the PlayStation Network and be online at the same time. For now, only two people can Share Play at a time. The PS4 will also need to be running system software 2.0 or higher. 

Share Play won't work if the game you want to play isn't available in the visitor's PlayStation Store, if the visitor's parental control levels don't match the game, or if the visitor's age is lower than the game's age rating. 

Yuffie is in Final Fantasy 7 Remake, but only on PS5 -- Share Play could let you play with her on PS4. 

Here's how to start a Share Play session with a friend. You can start a session whether you have a PS4 or a PS5.

1. On the Invite Players screen, add the friend you want to start a party with by searching for them, or select them from your friends list. Follow the instructions and choose Send Invitation.

2. Load the game you want to play.

3. Press the share button on your DualShock 4 controller.

4. Choose Share Play on your TV screen.

5. Select the friend you want to share your game with from your list. After they accept your invitation, your game systems will link and the 60-minute session will start. After the session expires, you can immediately restart another session and pick up where you left off. 

Virtually share your PS5 controller with your friend on PS4 with Share Play.

The person you're Share Playing with will be able to see your screen as well as talk to you if you're both playing with microphones. After you're in a session together, you can also let your friend try out the game. Here's how:

1. Press the share button on your controller.

2. Choose Go to Party for Share Play on the TV.

3. Select Give Controller to Visitor.

To go back to basic screen sharing, press the share button on your controller again, select Go to Party for Share Play and choose Take back Controller. This is also the path you'll take to Stop Share Play. 

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GAME PS5 restock: Visit your local store NOW to get the next wave of stock drop

Express 26 June, 2021 - 07:52pm

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PS5 consoles are finally back in stock in stores across the UK, as walk-ins are encouraged.

According to the ever-reliable PS5 UK Stock Twitter account, customers can visit GAME to join the retailer's waiting list.

While it's unlikely you'll bag a PlayStation 5 console right away, GAME will let customers pre-order the device ahead of the next restock.

"Exclusive: When we revealed the GAME in-store restock, we said people can be added to a PS5 pre-order waiting list. Well, we were right," reads a PS5 UK Stock tweet.

"It's worth going to your local GAME to find out if you can be added to the list."

The PlayStation 5 console is also back in stock at Currys, but only as part of the VIP scheme.

Needless to say, if you signed up to the VIP scheme, it's worth checking your emails now, including your junk messages.

"Currys have released PS5 VIP codes again so please check your inbox and junk folder if you have registered interest," reads a PS5 UK Stock tweet.

"If you have a spare code you don't need, consider sending us a DM so we can throw into a giveaway for the community."

It's also worth bookmarking some of the more popular stock checker accounts for even more alerts and information.

This includes Digital Foundry DealsStock InformerPS5 UK Stock - Instant UpdatesPS5 UK Stock and Express Gaming - the latter of which will have live updates throughout the week.

Some of the accounts mentioned above have Discord groups for PS5 customers, while some have live streams and alerts on sites like YouTube.

Customers are generally encouraged to have multiple devices open when trying to purchase a PlayStation 5, and to sign in to retail accounts when available.

"Ratchet and Clank are back! Help them stop a robotic emperor intent on conquering cross-dimensional worlds, with their own universe next in the firing line.

"Witness the evolution of the dream team as they’re joined by Rivet – a Lombax resistance fighter from another dimension."

The game takes advantage of the PS5 console's headline features, including instant loading, haptic feedback and adaptive trigger buttons when firing certain weapons.

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