- By purchasing and installing “Demon’s Souls” and “Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition”, 20 percent of the PS5’s SSD storage space is immediately available
- Sony has announced that it will give players more flexibility in managing console storage for the PS5
- PS5 owners have the option of using Sony certified off-the-shelf SSDs to expand their internal storage. However, these are likely to be expensive in the short term
With the announcement of the release date and prices of the PlayStation 5, one of the things to consider is how much console space the games will take up.
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If that’s not your concern, consider the Ultimate Edition of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which includes a 2018 PlayStation 5 remaster of the popular Marvel’s Spider-Man starring Peter Parker. This will take up a significant 105 GB of storage space, according to Video Games Chronicle.
If you then decide to start with the purchase of “Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition” and “Demon’s Souls”, you immediately have 171 GB or 20 percent of the SSD storage space of the PS5 that occupies so early in the life of the console was.
If you think that getting the standard version of the PlayStation 5 with the drive gives you an edge over the Digital Edition, think again. Similar to the PS4, disc versions of PS5 games require the data to be transferred to the console, this time to take advantage of the considerable speed of the PlayStation 5’s SSD (5.5 GBit / s RAW).
Still, Sony has announced that the PS5 will offer gamers more flexibility in managing console storage, as users can configure installations and only install one game’s multiplayer campaign. Once the single player campaign is over, you can delete it.
And although PS5 owners can expand their internal storage thanks to Sony-certified SSDs off the shelf, you should assume that the drives with the enormous bandwidth of the PlayStation 5 will come at a high price in the short term.
Digital Foundry’s Rich Leadbetter explains it this way: “At least in the short term, the advice is simple: don’t buy an NVMe drive without Sony validation if you want to use it in PlayStation 5. Also, remember the PCIe 4.0 Extreme Bandwidth NVMe Drives are likely to be very expensive – at least in the short term.
“After all, that’s cutting-edge technology. Of course, the outlook should improve significantly over the next generation – and prices tend to drop significantly over time, ”says Leadbetter.
With reports of the possible low availability of the PlayStation 5 for pre-order, PlayStation President Jim Ryan says Sony is doing its best to predict demand for the PS5’s Digital Edition console.