PlayStation 5 will arrive without SSD storage expansion at launch


Everyone has long known, the PlayStation 5 have a SSD much faster than usual, and with 825GB of internal storage. Of those 825GB, there are 667GB left for users to use, either for installing games or applications. Of course, some players would like to add additional storage to install more games. However, new information indicates that this will not be possible on the day of its launch.

Inside the console, we have an easily accessible slot for placing an M.2 SSD. But Sony informed the folks at The Verge, that this slot will be disabled at the software level at an early stage. It will be necessary to wait for a firmware update to activate it, but the company still does not know when it will happen.

It turns out that Mark Cerny had already alerted players to this possibility. The PS5 architect informed last March that additional storage could arrive after the console’s launch:

“It would be great if it was done at launch”, disse Mark Cerny. “But it is likely to be a little later” , he added.

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It will not be possible to expand PlayStation 5 SSD storage on the day of its release

He asked players to wait to “listen to our opinion” before buying an M.2 SSD.

And if you’re concerned about PS5 storage on the day of its release, here’s how much some games occupy on the console’s launch day:

  • SackBoy: a great adventure: 32 GB
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales: 50 GB
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition: 105 GB
  • Demon’s Souls: 66 GB
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: 133 GB

And on Xbox how will it be? The Xbox Series S offers a 512 GB SSD with 364 GB really available. On the Xbox Series X, we have a 1 TB SSD with 802 GB really available. But on these two consoles, Microsoft is offering a 1TB storage expansion for € 279.99.

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