PS5 SSD expansion will not be available at launch

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Gamers who pick up a next-gen PlayStation 5 this holiday will have to be pretty good at managing their storage as PS5 SSD expansions will not be available at launch. 

The PS5 SSD may be super-fast for loading in next-gen games, but it’s internal storage size of 825GB (which could result in less than 700GB for games) may fill up fast with games like Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War coming in at well over 100GB.

While it was shown off during the PlayStation 5 teardown that PS5 SSD expansion is a remarkably easy process, Sony has told The Verge that players will not be able to expand their storage at launch.

In a statement to the outlet, Sony said that SSD expansion “ is reserved for a future update.”

While Xbox will have storage expansion available at launch with their propriety Xbox Storage Expansion Cards created by Seagate, PlayStation 5’s options will allow for a larger variety of storage options to tinker with.

PS5 compatible SSD drives will be vetted by Sony as they need to fit certain criteria. Every drive will need to be a Gen4 device, offer faster than 5.5GB/sec speeds and fit into the PlayStation 5.

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