Yes, PS5 is backwards compatible with the overwhelming majority of PS4 games. This means that most - if not all - of your existing PS4 games collection will play just as well - or better - on PS5 as they do on PS4.
As a rule you don't need an online connection to play games on PS5. However, some games - particularly dedicated online multiplayer titles - do require an internet connection to function properly.
Games that require an internet connection for all or even part of their functionality will generally specify this on product packaging (or product listing page in the case of online purchases). Always be sure to check before you buy.
Yes, many PlayStation 5 games have physical Blu-ray release. Not all games, however, will have a physical release and some may include different content depending on which edition you buy.
Yes, in most cases, you'll need an active PlayStation Plus subscription to access online multiplayer modes on PS4 and PS5.
PlayStation 5 has dedicated Share Play features that allow you to share what's happening on your screen with other PS4 and PS5 players via PlayStation Network.
PS5 games are designed to use the DualSense wireless controller’s innovative features such as haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. These are not available via the DualShock 4 controller, so PS5 games will require a DualSense wireless controller.
Yes, you can trade in any physical PS5 game at GameStop. The game must be in good condition and have all the necessary components to receive the highest trade value. Product condition and trade value are determined by us in our sole discretion. Please visit our trade page for more information.