The PlayStation 5 Showcase last week gave us a better glimpse of many of its upcoming launch titles and beyond, which no doubt will entice more folks to grab one for themselves. But now that the hype has mellowed down a little, many have been wondering just how many of these new games can they fit into the console’s custom 825GB SSD?
While these are still relatively similar to the file sizes of most PS4 games today, the Ultimate Launch Edition of Miles Morales, which includes Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered, has a file size of at least a whopping 105GB — that’s roughly 13% of the PS5’s storage. Couple that with Demon’s Souls, and you’ll already be occupying a fifth of the storage.
This could certainly be a cause of concern for some, prompting many to consider getting expandable storage just to offset this potential issue (and it’s not as if the games themselves come on the cheap, either). Just to paint a picture, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PS4 is already a massive 175GB, the likes of The Last of Us Part II, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Red Dead Redemption 2 are all 100GB apiece. Imagine just how big these games could be with the upscaled textures and graphics on the PS5.
What Sony will be doing to counteract these potential storage issues after launch remains to be seen, though it would be good to invest in an SSD ahead of time. A couple of good options are the Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSD and WD_Black P50 Game Drive SSD.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.