After one hell of a generation that saw gaming get bigger than ever; enter more homes than ever and grow exponentially in terms of revenue, it feels increasingly insane that we're sitting on the transition from one system cycle to the next.
Where we had an attempt to refresh hardware with the PS4 Pro and Xbox One S/X systems, the second you power up a Series X or PS5 and feel the difference in sheer processing power, it's something else entirely.
For the first time since the early 2000s we've got launch lineups firing out the gate with consistently high frame rates as standard, elevating the time-tested 30fps feel to a gorgeous 60 and beyond. All titles support 4K resolutions - either through upscaling or native rendering - elevating the experience of core gaming like never before.
Obviously there are the exclusives to get stuck into on the PS5 side, the new UI to understand and that glorious DualSense to grapple with, but if you're lucky enough to own a PlayStation 5, here's how to get the most out of it.