PS5: For Hermen Hulst, exclusives are essential for the future of PlayStation, never on Xbox

PS5: For Hermen Hulst, exclusives are essential for the future of PlayStation, never on Xbox


According to Hermen Hulst, exclusives are still one of the key elements of the future of PlayStation, and in particular of PS5, the company's new console. The head of PlayStation Studios touched on the subject in a long interview with Game Informer, in which he illustrated Sony's philosophy regarding the publication of its games.

Meanwhile, he said he did not expect the arrival of flagship franchise titles on Xbox Series X and S, because it will never happen. On the PC instead something will be released, but later than Sony's consoles, a bit like what happened with Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone.

The only exception to the rule is the MLB The Show series, which however it is the daughter of special agreements and on Xbox it is published by MLB Advanced Media, not by Sony as it happens on PlayStation consoles. Hulst: "I honestly can't picture ourselves doing this with one of the defining experiences of our platform that we do at PlayStation Studios."

In the interview Hulst also confirmed that there are many secret projects still in development from PlayStation Studios and that others will arrive, such as that of Haven, the new hosue software by Jade Raymond, a title that particularly intrigues him. We will see how many and which others will be.

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Here's where a PS5 restock could appear today

When will another PS5 restock happen? It's possible we'll get another drop ahead of the weekend, and if so, it'll probably be from Best Buy or Target. 

Although Best Buy usually offers deals on Thursdays (as evidenced by last week's drop on August 12), it has been known to get PS5 restock consoles on a Friday as well. That means you should keep an eye on it throughout the early afternoon. 

Meanwhile, Target hasn't had a PS5 restock since Friday July 30. That means it's overdue a drop, so maybe this week it'll rejoin the party. Fingers crossed, everyone.

Similarly, there's a glimmer of hope - albeit a very small one - that Amazon could provide a PS5 restock today. It has a really annoying habit of selling consoles out of the blue and at the weirdest times, so making sure you'd signed in and ready to go (with the system on your wishlist) isn't a bad idea.

If those PS5 stock possibilities don't pan out, we'll likely need to wait until after the weekend - PS5 deals normally drop toward the end of the week.

Previous PS5 restock datesPS5 restock: tips for this week

One rule is more important than any other when it comes to PS5 restock deals - be patient. Even if you aren't able to secure the console straight away, don't give up. Retailers usually sell the console in waves, which means you might get another chance if you stick around. Keep refreshing that page.

Making sure you've signed in ahead of time with your payment details ready to go is also a must; this avoid any unnecessary holdups. Because some websites slow down or glitch because of the weight of traffic, you want to get in and out as fast as possible.

Keep tabs on Twitter stock trackers as well. These tend to be on the money with their predictions, and they're a great early warning system for a PS5 restock.

Oh, and remember to check out the bundles. These tend to sell out slower than consoles by themselves, so make a beeline for them if you can. Your odds of securing a console with games or the best PS5 accessories are much higher.

Finally, don't pay over the odds. The standard PS5 should cost $499.99 in the USA and £449.99 in the UK, while the Digital Edition should be more than US$399.99 or £349.99. If you're forking out more than that, make sure you're getting some extras or a bundle. Trust us, scalpers are never worth buying from - stick to retailers you trust.

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If you manage to secure the console, don't forget to check out our guides on the best PS5 headsets and best TV for PS5. Equally, our PS5 SSD or best PS5 external hard drives guides may be of use if you're looking for bonus storage.