PS5: how to see game time (and completion percentages)

PS5: how to see game time (and completion percentages)


The new PS5 interface has brought with it an interesting function that many gamers have been waiting for for a long time: a counter that marks the number of hours spent on a video game. In a similar way to what happens with Steam (and a little further away with Nintendo Switch), thanks to the new hours counter, PS5 users can find out the number of hours spent playing their video games, all thanks to a new screen inserted. in the operating system dashboard.

How to access the game time screen on PS5

To find out how many hours we spent playing a given title from our interface, you need to be connected to Playstation Network. Of course we will need an active internet connection and login to the platform (you just need to log in with your account in practice).

To view the game time on PS5 the procedure to follow is very simple:

First we select our avatar in the upper right part of the screen and, from here, we access our user profile (which we find near the digital clock). Once this is done, press the X button to open the menu and select the profile item here. Now let's look for the games card, open it and we will find ourselves in front of the desired screen. The window in question is a summary list in which it will be possible to observe how much time we have spent with all the games that have been tracked or associated with our PSN ID.

The hours of play, being directly associated with the PSN ID, can also be freely controlled by logging in from a friend's console.

Does it also work with PS4 games?

The function is also valid with PS4 games but not only, it is valid with any title with which we have spent our career as gamers, the important thing is that it has been associated with the PSN ID.

Hours are counted retroactively, which means that the page in question will also show hours spent playing Playstation 4 titles or Playstation 1/2/3 titles purchased through PSN.

What other information is there?

The game time screen not only contains the number of hours spent with certain titles but also shows their completion rates and the number of trophies earned. This screen, in essence, is a perfect summary panel of the life of a Playstation gamer.

PS5 Restock Update for Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, Target, Newegg, Costco and More

There has been a bit of an influx in PS5 restocks this week, with the console being temporarily available at multiple outlets.

Not only that but there is at least one merchant that is confirmed to be releasing more units on Thursday.

Here is a breakdown of the PS5 restock situation at every major U.S retailer.

Amazon PS5 Restock

Amazon was selling both the disc and digital edition of the PlayStation 5 in two separate waves on Tuesday, September 21.

The disc units were briefly available from 11 a.m. ET, while the second batch went up around half an hour later. In both instances, sales were reserved exclusively for Amazon Prime customers, which eliminated some of the competition and crucially discouraged scalpers.

Despite it being theoretically easier to add a console to your basket this time, many would-be shoppers still reported that they were unable to place an order. In fact, the consoles appeared to sell out in just under a minute.

Now that the PS5 stock has once again been fully depleted, your only option for getting a next-gen console from Amazon is to track down a second-hand unit from the website. As always, it is worth noting that these are being traded by third-party resellers and will therefore be overpriced.

Check PS5 restock at AmazonBest Buy PS5 Restock

According to TechRadar's reputable console tracker, Matt Swider, Best Buy will be selling PS5s on Thursday, September 23.

This will be a rare in-store drop, meaning that you will not be able to place an order for delivery to your house. Instead, you will have to physically line up outside of one of the participating locations.

Swider has indicated that the PlayStation 5 units will only be available at 'flagship stores' and will be publishing a comprehensive list of these soon.

To keep abreast of his exclusive reporting, it is probably worth following Swider on Twitter.

Check PS5 restock at Best BuyPS Direct PS5 Restock

Sony's official storefront also coordinated a PS5 restock on September 21.

Customers had a choice between the disc edition ($499) and the digital edition ($399) of the console. The virtual queue was open to the entire public on this particular occasion - rather than just a handful of randomly selected customers – meaning that the supplies did not last very long.

For timely updates on when the PS Direct virtual queue will next reopen, follow dedicated console trackers like @mattswider and @GYXdeals on Twitter and turn on notifications.

Check PS5 restock at PS DirectAntonline PS5 Restock

Antonline was last selling a PS5 bundle on Monday, September 20.

Alongside the next-gen system, this package included a compatible media remote, a 3D wireless headset and copies of both MLB The Show 21 and Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut. The entire bundle was listed for the price $769.96.

While this is now out of stock, there are still a few options for getting your hands on the Xbox Series S from Antonline. More information about these deals can be found in our latest restock update for Microsoft's rival hardware.

Check PS5 restock at AntonlineNewegg PS5 Restock

Today's Newegg shuffle does not feature any PS5 bundles, but there is an assortment of PC components up for grabs.

These lotteries are often your best bet for procuring next-gen consoles, as they are harder for scalpers to exploit. As such, we would recommend that you keep checking the Newegg shuffle page every day to see if a PlayStation 5 is ever available.

While you wait for the contents of the next draw to be unveiled, you can always browse Newegg's website to see if any second-hand PS5s are being offered. As with Amazon, it is worth bearing in mind that any units you find here will be traded by third-party resellers, for a grossly inflated rate.

For example, you can currently find a standalone digital edition PS5 listed for $914.95, which is over double the recommended manufacturer's price.

Check PS5 restock at NeweggWalmart PS5 Restock

Seeing as Walmart already restocked last Thursday, trackers are not expecting there to be another drop any time this week.

Generally speaking, Walmart schedules its restocks on a fortnightly basis (usually on Thursdays at 3 p.m. ET) and so we would recommend that you monitor their website around September 30, specifically in the afternoon.

If more concrete information is revealed over the coming days, Newsweek will disseminate it in future updates.

Check PS5 restock at WalmartGameStop PS5 Restock

GameStop only just replenished its PS5 inventory on Tuesday, September 14, but the console's availability was incredibly short-lived.

Given how recent that drop was, it is unlikely that GameStop will be releasing Sony's hardware again this week.

Most U.S. outlets restock PS5s on a fortnightly basis, so we would advise that you keep an eye on the merchant's website around Tuesday, September 28.

Check PS5 restock at GameStopTarget PS5 Restock

The last time that Target restocked on PS5s was Friday, September 10.

There is no word yet on when the next drop might occur (there is no consistent day of the week for Target), but the merchant usually releases its supplies between 7 a.m. ET and 8 a.m. ET.

To help you keep ahead of the crowds, Newsweek will continue to monitor the situation.

Check PS5 restock at TargetSam's Club Restock

You cannot buy a PS5 from Sam's Club at the time of writing, but there is an Xbox Series S bundle (with a variety of controller accessories) listed for $339.98.

For more details, check out Newsweek's Xbox Series X restock update.

Check PS5 restock at Sam's ClubCostco PS5 Restock

As per our last update, the PS5 is still unavailable from Costco. To be alerted as soon as this situation changes, follow the likes of @mattswider and @GYXdeals on Twitter.

Check PS5 restock at Costco

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