It has been known for a while that PS5 will come with a smaller SSD Xbox Series X, offering 825GB instead of the full 1TB. It’s not yet clear how much of that is usable.
We have heard some people talking that the PS5 is only there 665GB of usable memory, with the rest devoted to the operating system. New evidence suggests that we have a little more space, but you still won’t like what we’ve learned.
A new image that Twitter user @ Okami13_ captured from an now deleted YouTube video shows the PS5 has slightly more usable storage 667GB.
Although better than 665GB it is not that much better. In fact, it does barely increase at all in the grand scheme of things, especially not compared to the Xbox Series X’s usable 802GB.
In case you need further confirmation – # PS5 evaluation kit has 667 GB of storage. It seems that was when Astro’s Playroom was installed. Https://t.co/jccCoosOkm pic.twitter.com/XgwfmiWThyNove 3, 2020
The only question is why is there such a difference? As we pointed out at the time, the 665 GB display (coming from Sony itself) was supposed to be a development kit – not a retail model. This new monitor comes from a review unit, that’s what’s on sale from next week.
Of course there is still room for skepticism. As TechRadar pointed out, the screen refers to the storage as “HDD” rather than “SSD” more accurately. Why isn’t that clear, and while people may happen to call a solid state drive a “hard drive”, there’s no reason for Sony to misuse the acronym. It doesn’t completely discount the image, but it raises doubts about its validity.
The good thing is we shouldn’t wait too long for a valid answer. The console itself will go on sale Nov. 12, and we’ll see the first wave of reviews even sooner.
Unfortunately, like Xbox Series S’s owned storage woesThings don’t look so great and may make you more inclined to go out and buy one Expansion drive storage to make sure you have enough room for all your favorite games. It would be nice if Sony let us know a little more about how it works, instead of forcing us to guess and make assumptions.