The arrival of Sony’s PlayStation 5 later this year will be accompanied by a host of exciting launch games. From Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Horizon Forbidden West to Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Gran Turismo 7, there’ll be loads of gorgeous-looking triple-A titles waiting to make your PS5 their home.
And with these games looking set to really show off what the PS5 can do, you can bet that they’ll take up a fair whack of space. That requires a storage drive big enough to carry a multitude of gigabyte-hungry game files.
But have no fear – Sony has obviously accounted for this when building its new console. The PS5 comes complete with a mega-fast internal SSD (solid state drive), meaning drastically reduced load times compared with the PS4’s hard disk drive (HDD). But how much data can it actually store? Let’s take a look.
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How much storage will the PS5 have?
The PS5’s internal SSD drive will have a capacity of 825GB. That’s much more than the PS4’s launch of 500GB, but slightly less than the 1TB offered by the higher-spec PS4 and the PS4 Pro.
That should give you plenty of room to download and store your favourite games and apps. But if you do find yourself needing more, Sony has confirmed that the PS5 will support expandable storage. However, you’ll need to look out for external drives with the manufacturer’s seal of approval.
For more about what the PS5 has to offer, check out our complete guide to the new console’s features and specs.