PS5: What You Should Do First With The New Console

If you managed to snag a PlayStation 5, then there are a few things you may want to consider doing before you immediately jump into Astro’s Playroom, Demon’s Souls, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, or whatever game you’re planning to play first. And we mean more than just making sure your TV settings and console settings match in order for you to get the best experience possible.

The PS5 is a departure from the PS4–unlike the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One that exist in the same console ecosystem, the PS5 uses a different UI and supports brand-new features and tech. You should know what to disable or enable prior to playing a PS5 game. In fact, there’s something you should know before you even download your very first game.

Download Your Cloud Saves

You probably don’t want to start over from scratch on the games you’ve already started on PS4. To grab your save data, head into the settings and navigate over to “Saved Data and Game/App Settings.” Here’s where you can find all of your saved data for both PS5 and PS4 that’s been saved to the cloud.

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