5 moments that defined the first year of PS5

Great exclusives, supply issues, and exciting showcases – a brief look at PS5 since its release on November 12, 2020

It's been quite the year for Sony's record-breaking console. Join us as we look back at PS5's biggest moments so far...

1. The chaos of launch week

Nothing has defined the first year of PS5 as much as the difficulty of actually buying one. For many gamers, memories of its launch will be of frantically refreshing retail websites rather than playing Miles Morales on a 4K TV.

2. Look at the size of that thing

The most memorable PS5 experience for a lot of owners will have been taking it out of the box and seeing it in real-life. It remains a huge, somewhat divisive-looking console. 

3. Demon's Souls and the art of the remake

The flagship launch game is a thorough modernisation of the cult PS3 classic. Demon's Souls on PS5 is an all-time great remake. 

4. Astro and Ratchet save the world

PS5's best two games thus far have also been its cheeriest. Astro's Playroom and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart are gloriously uplifting titles. 

5. Showcase to the future

After a quiet few months, September's PlayStation Showcase provided an exciting glimpse into the future, with God of War: Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7 and Spider-Man 2 all impressing.

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