The PlayStation 5 is finally out in the Philippine market and many have received their consoles and are probably sitting on their couches playing through the latest Cyberpunk 2077 or some other new game at the highest resolution and optimal frame rates possible.

Sony PlayStation 5 Console

Unboxing the PS5

Sony PlayStation 5 Controller

Here’s what’s in the box:

  • PlayStation 5 console
  • DualSense wireless controller
  • HDMI cable
  • AC power cable
  • USB-A to USB-C cable
  • Console stand

The PlayStation 5

The PS5 is much bigger than the previous generation. The PlayStation 4 was around 11.5-inches tall, while the PlayStation 5 stands at 16-inches high. It has a curved design which is probably to discourage stacking other things on top of it. This shows that the PS 5 was designed to stand vertically.

Sony PlayStation 5 Horizonal Placement

PlayStation 5 Stand

In order to place the PS5 horizontally, you would need to place a plastic stand underneath where it fits loosely on the rear fin.

Sony PlayStation 5 Stand

DualSense Wireless Controller

DualSense Wireless controller is a whole different product compared to the PlayStation 4 version and this is apparent in both function and design.

Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense Controller

Some of the improvements made are adaptive triggers, built-in mic, and superior haptic effects. Sony has also changed the Home button from being a circular one with the PlayStation logo inside to a simpler cutout logo.

The DualSense feels like a great shift from the previous DualShock 4 of the PlayStation 4. Aesthetically, the smooth curves and dual-tone colour scheme feels like a paradigm shift after three generations of Sony’s single coloured controllers. They’ve also made changes to the L2 and R2 triggers making it longer with a greater pull maximizing the impact of the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. creating resistance for tension simulation or physical feedback.

Game Collection

First-Party :

  • Bloodborne
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Until Dawn
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End


  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Check out the ACER Predator CG437K as the monitor of choice for the PS5