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What are the PS Plus games for August 2021?

PSA: The August 2021 PlayStation Plus Free Games Are Now Available to Redeem. Hunter's Arena: Legends is a brand new game, now available on PS4 and PS5, free for PS Plus subscribers this month. PlayStation LifeStylePSA: The August 2021 PlayStation Plus Free Games Are Now Available to Redeem

When are August ps plus games available?

The new PS Plus games have an August 3 release date and a 11am BST launch time in the UK. August's free games include Tennis World Tour 2 and Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville for PS4, as well as Hunter's Arena Legends for PS5. The August games will be available to download until September 7. FortnitePS Plus August FREE PS4 and PS5 games release time, last chance warning, PlayStation DEALS

The PlayStation 5 is selling like mad in the UK — a region where Sony's console has been dominant since the start of the year. Last month, it was reported that the PS5 is "comfortably" the UK's best-selling console of 2021 so far — and July itself was another big win for the platform.

Games Industry's Christopher Dring shared the news, saying that the PS5 almost outsold every other console combined in July.

Of course, it bears repeating that PS5 stock shortages are still very real. The current-gen console continues to sell out extremely quickly whenever it is actually made available to buy, but at this point, there's no doubt that its reputation as a hard-to-find product is helping drive its continued commercial success.

Indeed, Sony announced last week that the PS5 is now the fastest-selling PlayStation ever, after it surpassed 10 million units sold worldwide. When the platform's stock issues are finally sorted (hopefully next year) it'll be very interesting to see the kind of impact it has on sales numbers.

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Got a stock alert set up and it seems like there are quite a few more available this week.

Keep getting very tempted to get one. I already have an Xbox Series X but I'm not really feeling it. I just love the Playstation brand and ecosystem and feel like I made the wrong move jumping ship from PS4.

Would you all say it's worth getting one now or waiting for next year when more games are coming out?

@james_games out of interest, what prompted the ship-jump bud?

@james_games personally I'd say there's enough exclusives with Demon's Souls, Ratchet, Returnal etc. and if you've got a PS4 library, they still play.

I don't see there being a price drop any time soon. So I'd say yes.

@james_games I guess it depends.

If you put value in upgraded versions of cross gen games, which I do, Miles Morales is a treat to look at and play, and as someone who is already hooked on Ghost of Tsushima Legends mode, I can't wait for the PS5 version.

If you're planning on getting one anyway, and if you can get your hands on one sooner rather than later, I'll always say go for it, but take a look at the 3 exclusives I mentioned first.

I got myself a Series X a few months ago too, and honestly I haven't played anything on it yet. I installed some old classics that I love, and there are some great games on the way, but nothing has landed on that system for me yet.

@james_games get one whenever you feel like it. Not like they’re going to go down in price by next year anyway. Maybe $50 AUD (not sure where you’re at) less by the end of next year. It plays all the Ps4 games lightning fast as well

@james_games when you get your hands on one, there's no turning back, that's for sure.

I've got two PS5s and no Xbox Serieseses so if we use me as the sample group and average it out we can extrapolate that PlayStation 5 has outsold the new Xbox by infinity and Microsoft is about to go out of business.

@colonelkilgore A few reasons: I just fancied a bit of a change as I've had every PlayStation console since the beginning, Gamepass looked very appealing and I thought it would persuade me to buy less games (it didn't) and I liked the idea of Xbox embracing backwards compatibility although I haven't played a single game from that selection yet.

@Shepherd_Tallon There's already enough games I want to play and like @AndyKazama said, I'm already on the Playstation Ecosystem and there are PS4 games I'd like to try with a next gen upgrades (I never had a PS4 Pro)

@thefourfoldroot @kingbreww I guess my main dilemma is that I cannot afford both consoles and I don't have enough time to play all the games so I would have to sell my Series X at some point. Xbox does have the potential to have a lot of good exclusives, but it's not guaranteed. I know that the PS5 will.

@james_games totally fair, I think the way gaming media are talking up gamepass... well, let's just say its a surprise that any PS5's are selling at all.

In all seriousness though, from a personal perspective the PS4 generation was so good (& the xbox one so bad) that it's gonna take Microsoft to really twist my arm to get me back involved where the grass is greener.

@james_games I didn’t hesitate in buying my PS5 at the first available opportunity (a couple months back) and I don’t regret it for a single second. Despite the smaller library of native games, I play my PS5 more than my Switch by around 3/1. Hope this helps and good luck if you do decide to get one sooner rather than later, buddy.

[EDIT] Oh and Hades is out next week. It feels (and looks) way better on PS5 than it does on Switch.

I’m similar to you in that I got a Series X first and picked up a PS5 in July, trading in my PS4 Pro. I wanted to play Rift Apart and Astros Playroom along with being able to play the Spider-Man games, Sackboy, Ghost of Tsushima and Ratchet and Clank 2016 in the best available quality. It’s a bit of a stretch for me to justify the cost, especially in the middle of a spate of Xbox releases I want to play, but I like shiny things and usually buy all the major systems.

If you aren’t bothered about any of the exclusives I honestly wouldn’t bother. More will be along at some point. If that’s the case PS5 doesn’t have a lot to offer over the SX/GP combination. If you haven’t got much on Series X and are thinking of swapping over completely that might be worth it.

If cost is the main factor stick with Series X and Gamepass. You’ll always have something to play.

Well, actually, if cost is the main factor buy games at CEX and then trade back like I do. Very very rarely pay more than £5 total for a game, often less. In this case it doesn’t really matter what console you have. Just get the one with the most games you like 🤷‍♂️

Jim ryan getting fired any minute now

@james_games that said though, if I could only have one, I’d still keep my Ps5. Probably Elder Scrolls and Fallout would be my number one and two games of this generation but the rest of the top ten will be all PlayStation. Apart from Bethesda all Xbox has in terms of AAA exclusives is Halo (not interested), Forza (not interested) and Gears (Dope as hell but I could live without playing it)

@Gamer83 To be honest, the only game that would be day one for me is Rifts Apart. Returnal looks pretty good too and I would play Miles again on the PS5. That's 3 more new games than what I've played on the Series X exclusive wise.

@Carck Yeah, I did think of doing that. I played a bit of FH4 and it was fine but I'm not a huge racing fan. Halo, I'm leaning more towards but I'm on the fence about it until it comes out

@electrolite77 That's interesting. See, the thing I'm worried about is that I'm gonna trade up and then be looking back over the fence at what Xbox has like I'm doing now with Playstation lol.

@thefourfoldroot I've actually cancelled Gamepass now because I just wasn't playing anything on it. I'm just playing Multiplatform games and not really hyped over anything that's coming to Xbox in the near future.

@kingbreww Xbox has made it difficult with the Bethesda acquisition but to be quite honest, I really don't like the Game Pass model. I prefer to buy physical copies of games, I find I give them my full attention rather than jumping in and out of multiple games.

I'm the same as you for Xbox Exclusives. How many more sequels are they going to make before they try something original? They even put together a new studio and all they could come up with was Perfect Dark.

@james_games There's so many exclusives to name including ps4s past hits uncharted series, god of war, horizon zero dawn, last of us, ghost of Tsushima and I can keep going. Get a ps5. My friend was bored with Xbox since Xbox one and said Microsoft keeps being lazy not making any new exclusive games besides halo, Forza and gears. He got bored and traded his series x for a ps5. He has been happy and said he should have made the switch years ago.

@james_games if you haven’t already make sure you check out Gears 4 and Gears 5. Both are great games man. Especially 5 which imo is a masterpiece. They were the only exclusives I found worth playing on xbone

@johncalmc You're teasing us! Nobody has two ps5s.

I think if you trade up you’re always going to be looking across at the other side and feel like you’re missing something. Both are really good systems with lots to offer. I prefer using the Series X for Quick Resume and the better (IMO) UI. Game pass and the extensive BC means I’ve got a lot of variety installed. But that’s background really. If you’re choosing it really comes down to games.

It may be finally time to get my cousin who lives in the U.K. to purchase a PS5 to ship stateside. I've given up lol

@JapaneseSonic Do you know where Riverside Drive is?

Agreed with it comes down to the games. Sony has by far the better exclusives, even with the Bethesda deal. Ps not even mentioning that sweet af dualsense controller. As time goes on that baby is going to get even more immersive. Compared to xbone and series x controllers it’s levels above. Xbox feels prehistoric in comparison

You can't go wrong with playstation, it's the most safe choice for console gaming 😃

PS5 is as constrained as the other two consoles, if not more so...and it's still beating the competition (almost combined)...And that's with their competition supposedly doing everything right

@Blacksmith1985 yea back in my PS4 days me and my wife each had one and when we were able to get a PS5 we thought we’d split time on it with the other playing on PS4. Now we both would rather just wait for our turn to play on the PS5 then play on the PS4 lol.

@kingbreww I really do need to check them both out. Played the original trilogy back on the 360 and recently played through Gears 1 ultimate edition which was great.

@Bleachedsmiles I think you hit the nail on the head with what I was asking. I don't want to make a rash decision just to be feeling the same as I am now once I've played all the current PS5 exclusives. Probably better to wait a few more months when there are more reasons to get one (and I can afford one).

@electrolite77 Quick resume just hasn't worked for me so far. So many times, I'll quickly go to the dashboard to check something and I've been booted out of my game. Luckily it doesn't take that long to get back into the game (unless you're playing Flight Simulator) but it's still annoying.

@kingbreww I'm sure Microsoft will make more acquisitions but Sony are already streets ahead and in my opinion, will continue to deliver great first party games. I do really like the Series X controller, it's a lot better than the DS4 controller but I've heard a few times now that the Series X doesn't feel as much of a step up from the previous gen in comparison to the PS5 from the PS4 when it comes to the controller and UI

@Carck the pace at which games are being released at is nothing new as this is the way on the launch of all new gen consoles. In the first year it’s slim pickings for real, 2nd year isn’t bad but it’s still under what you’d expect aka how it was the last 4 or so years of the previous gen and in the 3rd year is when it gets up to speed and starts releasing AAA titles at the pace you’re used to. The more true AAA games that come out, the more the features will be utilised. That’s just the way it is

@MaseSco I have a Playstation since Playstation 1 and the games, controller and platform are something i always liked a lot. Plus i really liked the brand. From discmans to MP3 players, phones, TV im always a happy customer.

@Carck sony is in no rush its been on top since 1994 not even gamepass detailed playstation worldwide so if they wanna delay top exclusives little more they won't lose ground over it

@james_games they make the previous gears games look bad in comparison. I have number Gears 5 rivalling Uncharted 4 which is saying a lot as being more of a shooter it is “missing” some elements that Uncharted has (such as puzzles) but doesn’t at all feel like it’s missing anything at all. I’d have to do a side by side to be sure but on memory I’d probably even have Gears 5 by a hair ahead

I have both Series X and PS5. Got the Series X first, used it loads. Then got the PS5 and it was great fun for a couple of weeks, but when the initial fascination of slightly faster running PS4 games that don't have FPS Boost and Returnal wore off I went straight back to the Series X, then listed the PS5 for sale.

The Series X can also run RetroArch in Dev Mode so I can play GameCube, Wii and PS2 games on it too, or use Kodi to turn it into a 4K media streamer easily. For me, better value, and I've discovered loads of games I wouldn't have on Game Pass where I paid £1 for 3 months.

@Flaming_Kaiser I completely understand. I had a PS1/2/4 & have a Sony phone and car radio because you can't knock the quality of their products. The PS exclusives I played I found lackluster (Infamous SS/FL, Uncharted trilogy, TLoU, Killzone & Spider-Man) & couldn't really get into them.

after having my PS5 for a while now it is the best console I have ever owned! Cerny did an amazing job with the PS4, but he has done so much better with PS5! the cooling system still blows my mind!

well deserved for Sony & Cerny they made a brilliant machine again.

@MaseSco If you are happy with the products you will eventually become a fanboy. 🤪

That’s a shame. It’s worked most of the time for me. Barring one of the Lego games to my eldest boys regular annoyance 😀

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PS5 console bundles are now available at GameStop, with early access for Pro members

Video Games Chronicle 04 August, 2021 - 04:10am

Priced at $14.99 / $19.99 per month depending on the chosen package, GameStop Pro membership provides users with loyalty rewards, extra trade in credit, a Game Informer subscription, and access to exclusive offers and events.

GameStop confirmed the upcoming PS5 stock availability earlier on Tuesday in a message sent to customers including Twitter user Wario64.

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The retailer said: “Thanks for being a loyal PowerUp Rewards Pro Member! To show our appreciation we are opening up Early Online Access for PowerUp Rewards Pro Members Only to purchase a PlayStation 5 today at 10:00am CST on www.gamestop.com.

“This won’t guarantee that you will get a PS5, but we wanted to help provide our best guests with a better opportunity to score one of these highly coveted consoles.”

Sony claimed last week that PS5 had become its fastest selling console ever after topping 10 million sales globally.

The console reached the milestone in mid-July, about eight months after its launch, and just under a month faster than the PS4 managed.

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and MLB The Show 21 Exceeded Expectations; Sony Comments on Acquisitions

Twinfinite 04 August, 2021 - 02:27am

During Sony’s quarterly conference call for investors, chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki talked about the PlayStation business.

Today, during Sony’s quarterly conference call for investors and analysts, chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki talked about the PlayStation business.

Totoki-san explained that Sony has not changed this fiscal year’s target of shipping more than 14.8 million PS5 units, which is the number of PS4 units shipped in the fiscal year after its release.

Sony believes that the gaming market has expanded significantly over the last two years. Total gameplay time for PlayStation users in the first quarter of the fiscal year (between April and June 2021) decreased 32% year-on-year, but it was 18% higher compared to 2019, which Sony sees as a “steady growth” overall.

Sales of first-party software decreased year-on-year during the quarter due to the comparison with The Last of Us Part II. That being said, sales of all games launched by Sony between April and June including Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and MLB The Show 21 exceeded the company’s expectations.

In particular, MLB The Show 21 contributed “significantly” to sales and profits during the quarter thanks in part to strong DLC sales.

Totoki-san mentioned the fact that MLB The Show 21 was sold on platforms other than PlayStation, following the “Initial success” seen by Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone on PC.

He also added that PlayStation Studios is accelerating investments to strengthen its production capabilities, mentioning the acquisition of Housemarque as an example and that seven of Sony’s thirteen studios have been acquired.

Totoki-san also mentioned the acquisition of Nixxes, which has “excellent technology for porting game software between different platforms such as PC.” Sony expects that “Nixxes will offer technological support to all of its studios in a horizontal manner.”

If you’d like to learn more about Sony’s financial performance (and PlayStation’s successful fiscal year) on top of official shipment numbers for PS5 and PS4, you can check out our dedicated article.

GameStop PS5 restock: 1,000 people bought the console from our exclusive reporting

TechRadar 03 August, 2021 - 12:47pm

The GameStop PS5 restock just sold out today, and 1,000 people bought the console by follow our 24/7 PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider, who will send you an alert the next time the PS5 is in stock – if you follow Matt Swider's Twitter account and turn on notifications. Our exclusive reporting confirmed the PlayStation 5 restock at GameStop well in advance of the actual restock time, and we even did a big PS5 restock live stream to help people through the complicated checkout process. When and where will PS5 restock next? Matt is tracking over a dozen retailers in the US, and Best Buy and Walmart are the ones to look out for during the remainder of this week, often favoring Thursday dates in 2021.

When? Follow our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider and turn on notifications for instant restock news. It's the fastest way to get PS5 stock updates.

Don't buy from other Twitter users – ever. They're all scams. Only buy from the US stores Matt alerts you about. No one will sell a PS5 for just $550.

Directions: Click on this image of an example of a GameStop PS5 restock alert from Matt Swider and turn on notifications (that little bell icon) for instant alerts.

Update: The GameStop PS5 restock time was actually a little early, happening at 10:57am EDT, and followers of Matt Swider, as well as anyone tuned into the YouTube live stream, saw the console go in stock at that time.

Our exclusive news reporting nailed the GameStop PS5 restock last week, and we're back doing it again having knowledge of the retailer's PlayStation 5 in-stock dates.

It was scheduled for today, Tuesday, August 3, according to our GameStop sources, and the time was later confirmed by the GameStop newsletter: 11am EDT / 10am CDT / 9am MDT / 8am PDT.

The final version of the GameStop PS5 restock newsletter showed that the retailer will only have PS5 bundles, with no planned Xbox Series X restock today. In fact, we haven't seen the Sony rival with a GameStop restock since July 15.

Yes, the GameStop language in its email suggested only PS5 console bundles would be available to purchase on August 3. This meant the PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital Editions are going to be in stock – and there were three bundles.

Here's why this is a good thing: reseller-controlled bots are always scooping up the standalone PlayStation 5 inventory from stores like Amazon and Walmart, but it's much harder for the same resellers to profit off of bundles. The games, accessories and gift cards included are intended for gamers.

Yes, GameStop is requiring anyone seeking to buy a PS5 console bundle to have its PowerUp Reward Pro membership, which costs $15 a year (or $20 if you want the print edition of the magazine Game Informer). This membership gives you access to a 'Welcome certificate' worth $5, a month reward certificate ($5 per month for a $60 annual value) and a 10% bonus on trade-ins.

Of course, the most important perk right now is "early access" to next-gen consoles, including the PS5. GameStop has been putting up this barrier to entry as another way to prevent resellers from buying and profiting from console purchases.

Important note: While the forthcoming GameStop email suggests that you need to have been a PowerUp Rewards Pro member before 12:59am EDT / 11:59pm CDT / 9:59pm PDT, we've confirmed that customers have been able to buy a PS5 console bundle after this time. Obviously, don't take that chance if you have time to buy it, but if the deadline has passed, you still have a shot.

No, GameStop's language is less clear, but you're going to need a PowerUp Rewards membership that costs $15 annually. The August 2 restock suggests that it's only needed for "early access" but the PS5 console inventory almost always runs out before it ever opens up to the public. Only one time did it open up to everyone when a glitch happened, allowing non-members to check out through Apple Pay. That glitch has since been plugged.

In other words, if you really want to buy a PS5 and don't mind spending extra on a bundle (in which everything is at face value), then the $15 is a decent offer.

No, there's no in-store GameStop restock, with all orders taking place online and all of the consoles bundles bought tomorrow scheduled to ship to customers.

You won't have to wait long. GameStop often delivers PS5 orders in 3-5 days, according to our analysis. That's faster than StockX or eBay, which have next-gen consoles costing more than $800 without games, taking up to several weeks to get to you.

We're hours from the GameStop PS5 restock, and that means we'll have more helpful tips happening on Twitter and YouTube. If you're eager to buy the console, you'll want to stay tuned for those updates that walk you through the process of buying the system as quickly as possible. We're also tracking a potential Best Buy PS5 restock for later this week.

With over 60,000 people having gotten a next-gen console through our Twitter alerts, it's only a matter of time before everyone has it. Of course, come October, it's going to be much harder to buy a PS5, so you should make your best effort today.

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GameStop PS5 restock: 1,000 people bought the console from our exclusive reporting

PlayStation Universe 03 August, 2021 - 12:47pm

The GameStop PS5 restock just sold out today, and 1,000 people bought the console by follow our 24/7 PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider, who will send you an alert the next time the PS5 is in stock – if you follow Matt Swider's Twitter account and turn on notifications. Our exclusive reporting confirmed the PlayStation 5 restock at GameStop well in advance of the actual restock time, and we even did a big PS5 restock live stream to help people through the complicated checkout process. When and where will PS5 restock next? Matt is tracking over a dozen retailers in the US, and Best Buy and Walmart are the ones to look out for during the remainder of this week, often favoring Thursday dates in 2021.

When? Follow our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider and turn on notifications for instant restock news. It's the fastest way to get PS5 stock updates.

Don't buy from other Twitter users – ever. They're all scams. Only buy from the US stores Matt alerts you about. No one will sell a PS5 for just $550.

Directions: Click on this image of an example of a GameStop PS5 restock alert from Matt Swider and turn on notifications (that little bell icon) for instant alerts.

Update: The GameStop PS5 restock time was actually a little early, happening at 10:57am EDT, and followers of Matt Swider, as well as anyone tuned into the YouTube live stream, saw the console go in stock at that time.

Our exclusive news reporting nailed the GameStop PS5 restock last week, and we're back doing it again having knowledge of the retailer's PlayStation 5 in-stock dates.

It was scheduled for today, Tuesday, August 3, according to our GameStop sources, and the time was later confirmed by the GameStop newsletter: 11am EDT / 10am CDT / 9am MDT / 8am PDT.

The final version of the GameStop PS5 restock newsletter showed that the retailer will only have PS5 bundles, with no planned Xbox Series X restock today. In fact, we haven't seen the Sony rival with a GameStop restock since July 15.

Yes, the GameStop language in its email suggested only PS5 console bundles would be available to purchase on August 3. This meant the PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital Editions are going to be in stock – and there were three bundles.

Here's why this is a good thing: reseller-controlled bots are always scooping up the standalone PlayStation 5 inventory from stores like Amazon and Walmart, but it's much harder for the same resellers to profit off of bundles. The games, accessories and gift cards included are intended for gamers.

Yes, GameStop is requiring anyone seeking to buy a PS5 console bundle to have its PowerUp Reward Pro membership, which costs $15 a year (or $20 if you want the print edition of the magazine Game Informer). This membership gives you access to a 'Welcome certificate' worth $5, a month reward certificate ($5 per month for a $60 annual value) and a 10% bonus on trade-ins.

Of course, the most important perk right now is "early access" to next-gen consoles, including the PS5. GameStop has been putting up this barrier to entry as another way to prevent resellers from buying and profiting from console purchases.

Important note: While the forthcoming GameStop email suggests that you need to have been a PowerUp Rewards Pro member before 12:59am EDT / 11:59pm CDT / 9:59pm PDT, we've confirmed that customers have been able to buy a PS5 console bundle after this time. Obviously, don't take that chance if you have time to buy it, but if the deadline has passed, you still have a shot.

No, GameStop's language is less clear, but you're going to need a PowerUp Rewards membership that costs $15 annually. The August 2 restock suggests that it's only needed for "early access" but the PS5 console inventory almost always runs out before it ever opens up to the public. Only one time did it open up to everyone when a glitch happened, allowing non-members to check out through Apple Pay. That glitch has since been plugged.

In other words, if you really want to buy a PS5 and don't mind spending extra on a bundle (in which everything is at face value), then the $15 is a decent offer.

No, there's no in-store GameStop restock, with all orders taking place online and all of the consoles bundles bought tomorrow scheduled to ship to customers.

You won't have to wait long. GameStop often delivers PS5 orders in 3-5 days, according to our analysis. That's faster than StockX or eBay, which have next-gen consoles costing more than $800 without games, taking up to several weeks to get to you.

We're hours from the GameStop PS5 restock, and that means we'll have more helpful tips happening on Twitter and YouTube. If you're eager to buy the console, you'll want to stay tuned for those updates that walk you through the process of buying the system as quickly as possible. We're also tracking a potential Best Buy PS5 restock for later this week.

With over 60,000 people having gotten a next-gen console through our Twitter alerts, it's only a matter of time before everyone has it. Of course, come October, it's going to be much harder to buy a PS5, so you should make your best effort today.

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PS5's UK Sales Almost Outperformed All Other Consoles Combined in July

Screen Rant 03 August, 2021 - 10:00am

PlayStation 5 recently had yet another great month of sales, nearly outselling every other console combined in the UK during July 2021.

According to reports, PlayStation 5 continues to dominate in the UK; in fact, the console "almost" outsold all other platforms on the market combined in the month of July. Despite ongoing supply constraints, the PS5 has continuously proven itself a powerhouse on the sales charts, quickly becoming the fastest-selling console of all time.

The latest data shows the momentum may not come to a halt anytime soon. Recently, Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed that PS5 had reached 10 million units sold worldwide as of July 18, 2021, outpacing the sales of every other piece of PlayStation hardware before it. Software sales for first-party games aren't too shabby, either. PS4 and PS5 title Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales crossed 6.5 million copies, the publisher divulged. Meanwhile's Insomniac Games' PS5 exclusive, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, managed to move approximately 1.1 million units within just over a month. And Housemarque's roguelite adventure Returnal topped 560,000 in global sales.

July 2021 saw PlayStation 5 dominate in the UK yet again. According to word from Head of GamesIndustry.biz, Christopher Dring, PS5's UK sales for the month of July resulted in it selling "almost" as many consoles as every other platform on the market combined. As noted by Push Square, the latest system from Sony managed to accomplish such a feat despite the unrelenting stock shortage on new-gen hardware. Christopher Dring relayed the news in the following Twitter post:

During an earnings call this past February, Sony Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki said the company hoped to sell an astounding 14.8 million PS5 console's by the end of 2021. Such a bullish expectation seemed out of touch to some, particularly considering the aforementioned stock shortages. Yet, the 10 million units sold figure and other data indicate Sony's prediction may not be too far off the mark.

Since the console's holiday 2020 release, three major PS5 exclusives of note have hit the platform - Bluepoint's Demon's Souls remake, Returnal, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Given that Gran Turismo 7 and the new God of War are confirmed as cross-gen titles, there's currently no word on when the next PlayStation 5 exclusive experience will hit store shelves. Horizon: Forbidden West remains the at the top of many a PlayStation fan's wishlist, though. However, it, too, has an air of mystery around it since rumors suggest Sony may delay the project to 2022.

Source: Christopher Dring/Twitter via Push Square

GameStop PS5 Restock Dropping Imminently - August 3

Gaming INTEL 03 August, 2021 - 08:55am

If you’re still looking for your next-gen console, look no further than today’s August 3 restock at GameStop. Lately, GameStop is fast becoming one of our favorite retailers to buy a PS5 from.

Sony is already reporting that the PS5 is now the fastest-selling console of all time, with 10 million units shipped! But it’s hard to believe that so many next-gen devices are out there when many gamers are still yet to see one.

We were right on the money with our predictions about this week’s GameStop restock. However, the company is certainly trying to push users to sign up for its membership scheme.

In the the last GameStop restock, only PowerUp Rewards Pro members got a shot at the PS5 supply. Signing up for GameStop’s membership scheme will grant you a far better chance at nabbing a PS5, but it’s not the only option.

After all, if there’s too many consoles to go around, GameStop often opens up the remaining units to all sellers. You’ll still have a shot at buying a PS5 even without paying for the PowerUp membership.

Also, we recently heard that PS5 consoles are also coming to GameStop in-store in August. If this is true, we’d advise gamers to check their local stores!

As one final note, LordOfRestocks on Twitter reports that using Apple Pay at GameStop will lead to the easiest possible checkout of a PS5. Be sure to set it up early for the best results!

Not only that but Walmart also has PS5s for in-store purchases in some areas! Could this be the end of the PS5 stock shortage that Sony promised?

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