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What media discs and game discs can be played on PS5?

The PlayStation 5 is compatible with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray, which is a first for Sony gaming systems. The new console also supports a lot more other media discs as well, according to its safety guide.

You can take a look at the list in this guide at Seeking Tech.

Compatible Media Discs

In addition to the aforementioned 4K UHD, the PS5 can also play Blu-Rays and DVDs. You can find a list of compatible media discs below:

  • 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray
  • Blu-Ray
  • BD-ROM
  • BD-R
  • BD-RE 2.0 or later
  • DVD+R
  • DVD+RW
  • DVD-R
  • DVD-RW

Compatible Game Discs

With the PlayStation 5, you will be able to play PS5 Format Ultra HD Blu-Ray game discs and PS4 Format Blu-Ray game discs. In order to play physical PlayStation 4 videogames on the PlayStation 5, the PS4 games need to be compatible with the PS5.

Region Codes for U.S. PS5

You can find the region codes for the supported Blu-Ray media discs, DVD media discs and PS4 Blu-Ray discs for the U.S. region of the PlayStation 5 below:

  • Blu-Ray Disc: A
  • DVD: 1 and All
  • PlayStation 4 Blu-Ray Disc: 1 and All
  • Incompatible Media Discs

There are also a sizeable lists of incompatible media discs, the biggest of which is CD-ROM. You can take a look at the list below:

  • BD-RE 1.0
  • CD-ROM
  • DVD-A
  • SACD
  • 8cm discs
  • Cracked discs
  • Deformed discs
  • Repaired discs
  • Discs with stickers attached
  • Discs with paper attached
  • Non-circular discs

If you have a DualDisc, the PlayStation 5 can only play the DVD video side and not the CD audio side.

Incompatible Game Discs

The PlayStation 5 is not backwards compatible with PS1, PS2 and PS3 games. So, the fifth Sony home console won’t be able to play the following discs from previous generations:

  • PlayStation Format CDs
  • PlayStation 2 Format CDs
  • PlayStation 2 Format DVDs
  • PlayStation 3 Format Blu-Ray Discs

We should also note that the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition Is not compatible with any media discs or game discs as it does not come with a disc drive. Furthermore, discs that have scratches, dust particles and/or incompatible recording process may not play on the PS5.