Sony is giving PS4 owners a chance to look back at what they have achieved and played in 2019. The Japanese company has come up with a PlayStation 2019 Wrap-Up, which details all statistics that a PS4 player would want to know, such as games played, hours spent and more.
How to view PS4 gaming stats for 2019?
Sony’s PlayStation 2019 Wrap-Up basically details about your PS4 playing habits over the last year. To view PS4 gaming stats for 2019, all you have to do is visit the site and login with your PlayStation account. You can also share your stats over social media directly from the site.
“From today until February 14, the PlayStation 2019 Wrap-Up will provide a look back at your* gaming year on PlayStation 4, with stats such as the number of games played, top genres, earned trophies and more,” Sony said in a blog post.
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This new tool to view PS4 gaming stats for 2019 is currently available in select locations. To view the stats, you must be at least 18 years old, have over 10 hours of playtime in 2019 (between January 1 and December 10) and have allowed PS4 to collect your data. To enable the option to collect data, go to Settings and select Device Data/Health & Safety and then Device Data. From here you can enable the option to collect data.
PlayStation 2019 Wrap-Up: what does it tell?
Talking of the stats that the site details, it reveals the number of games that you played, the top three games, the number of hours you spent, trophies earned and your top genre on the basis of hours spent and trophies earned. The site even tells the popular time of the week you play the most.
Moreover, the site also gives you a chance to win prizes, such as avatar and free theme. “To make it extra special, we’re giving all eligible PlayStation fans a free dynamic theme and seven avatars to celebrate their gaming achievements in 2019, and reflect their gameplay persona,” the company says.
The seven avatars are Action Hero (for action-adventure games), Speed Demon (for driving and racing games), Legendary Warrior (for fighting games), Master Explorer (platformer games), Master Strategist (strategy games), Sports Phenom (sports games) and Marksman (shooter games).
Along with these, the site includes information about the upcoming games and a message to continue with gaming in 2020 as well.
Sony’s new tool to view PS4 gaming stats for 2019 is undoubtedly a nice gesture to impress the gamers and encourage them to stick to its ecosystem. However, it is not a new thing and Nintendo came up with a similar thing last year.
PS5 controller to be compatible with PS4
In separate news, it is being reported that the PlayStation 5 controller would be compatible with the existing PlayStation 4 consoles. A FAQ page on the official French PlayStation website lists the differences and similarities between the PS4 and the PS4 Pro.
Under the DualShock compatibility section, the listing notes that both the consoles are compatible with the “DS4,” or DualShock 4 controller. Additionally, the listing also mentions a mysterious “DS5” controller.
There are no comments about the “DS5” controller in the U.S. or UK versions of the PlayStation site. Thus, it is believed that the DS5 is in reference to “DualShock 5” or the next-gen PlayStation 5 controller. It is not clear why PS4 players would want to use the PS5 controller. Possibly, the DualShock 5 would come with some new features that are not available in the DualShock 4.
If this is true, this would be the first bit of information about the PS5 controller outside the leaks and patents. Sony has filed patents for varying controller designs, such as with back triggers, USB Type-C connectors and more.
Sony has already confirmed the existence of the PlayStation 5 and that it would launch in Holiday 2020. The Japanese company also teased the PS5 logo at CES, but remained quiet on many other crucial details. Sony, however, did mention at the CES keynote that more details about the PS5 would come later.
We must not expect any PS5 news at the E3. Sony has already announced that it won’t be attending E3 this year as it does not have the right “vision.” Sony did not attend E3 last year either.