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PS5: No SSD storage expansion at startup

The PS5 has a very fast SSD with a capacity of 825 GB. Of this space, 667 GB can be used for installing games and applications. Obviously, some gamers will want to add additional storage to install more games. This is not possible at startup.

The PS5 has an easily accessible slot for an M.2 SSD. However, Sony informs The Verge that the slot will be disabled at the software level first. You have to wait for an update to activate it. Sony doesn’t say when exactly.

It turns out that Mark Cerny had already warned the players. The architect of the PS5 noted in March last year that additional storage might become available after the console was released. “It would be great if this could be done at launch,” said Mark Cerny. “But it is likely that it will be a little later,” he added. He told gamers to wait until they “hear from us” before buying an M.2 SSD.

Here are some PS5 launch games and their sizes:

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

What about the Xbox? The Xbox Series S offers a 512 GB and 364 GB SSD. A 1TB SSD that is actually 802GB is available on the Xbox Series X. Microsoft offers a storage expansion of 1 TB for € 279.99.