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PlayStation 5 will arrive without SSD storage expansion at launch

Everyone has known it for a long time, the PlayStation 5 has a much faster SSD than usual, and with 825 GB of internal storage. Of these 825 GB, users are left with 667 GB, whether for installing games or applications. Of course, some gamers would like to add extra 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 to place an M.2 SSD. But Sony has informed the folks at The Verge that this location will be software-disabled 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 that will occur.

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

“It would be great if this was done at launch,” said Mark Cerny. “But it will probably be a little later,” he added.

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

He asked gamers to wait to “listen to our advice” before purchasing an M.2 SSD.

And if you’re concerned about PS5 storage on release day, here’s how much some games take up on console 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

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

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