During the information blowout today for Sony’s upcoming PS5, one thing really sticks out like a sore thumb, and no, I’m not talking about the TFLOPS. I’m talking about that weird solid-state drive (SSD) that the console will ship with.
Rather than being a straightforward 1TB, like the Xbox Series X, or even the PS4 Slim/PS4 Pro, the PS5 will release with an 825GB SSD. Barmy, no? Where’s the rest of it? What happened to the 175GB that I already miss and want back? The truth is that it’s likely reserved for the console’s operating system, with some of the space allocated for future PS5 firmware updates.
Still, it’s a strange little oddity, isn’t it? The good news is that we won’t be restricted to the measly 825GB as the PS5 has the capacity for external storage, as confirmed today with the full specs breakdown that you can read through here.