Despite claims that the PS5 has an 825GB SSD, a new leak reveals that only 625GB will be available to users.
In a world of ever-growing file sizes, the PlayStation 5 will only allow users to store 625GB of content on its internal SSD. While the device boasts incredible loading times due to this storage device, it's not quite as available for use as we've been led to believe.
This information comes courtesy of a new leaker who has access to a PS5 early. User Zelser on Reddit, posted pictures of the upcoming device, as well as confirming its storage size.
Why Is the PS5 Storage Size 625GB?
It's likely that the PS5 storage size has been reduced from 825GB due to the size of the console's operating system. It'd have to be one huge OS to take up 200GB, so perhaps the PS5 also comes with some features pre-installed.
We know for a fact that the upcoming game Astro's Playroom comes pre-loaded on PS5s at launch. Once players grow tired of the simple platforming title, they can presumably delete this software.
This should help free up some space, but surely not enough. Sony being cheap by not giving the PS5 a 1TB SSD looks extra disappointing at this point in the game.
Of course, it's worth pointing out that this leak isn't in any way confirmed as of yet. But that hasn't stopped users on Twitter from mocking PlayStation fans.
Is Storage Space a Big Deal?
Yes, storage space is set to be more vital than ever with the next generation of consoles.
Put it this way:
Imagine you purchase Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition at launch, as many players will. The install size of this game alone, is 105GB.
Next, you download one of the world's best battle royales, with Call of Duty: Warzone. It's a free download, so why not?
Unfortunately, that 175GB Warzone download now means that with just 2 games installed, your PlayStation 5 is nearly half full. Of course, this may lead to a lot of gamers requiring an SSD expansion shortly after launch.
But we're yet to learn exactly what SSDs will be compatible with the PS5's ultra-fast load times. This would make this leak extra disappointing, if it's soon to be proven true.
Given that the user provided new images of the PS5, it's looking like it would be a difficult fake to pull off. Now that PS5 boxes are arriving in stores, it's too late for Sony to suddenly announce such a disappointing lack of storage space.