One of the biggest problems PlayStation 5 faces is an internal SSD with a limited amount of storage space. Sure, it allows for super fast loading, but it won’t take long to fill up the 667GB you have access to. If you plan on playing PS5 games like NBA 2K21, for instance, you won’t get too far.

One such fan has received their copy of the next-gen version of the basketball sim, and it eats up a monstrous amount of space on that all-important SSD. As shown in these images, the box states that the game requires a minimum of 150GB — that’s just over a fifth of the available space for one game. There’s the possibility that the installed game won’t take up quite that much room, but even if it was reduced to 100GB, that’s still a huge chunk of your SSD eaten away.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is similarly huge, requiring 133GB of the SSD’s available space. If you were to install both of these games, they’d eat up a combined 42 per cent of PS5’s onboard storage. Nearly half your space gone with just two titles!

Unfortunately, there are no ways to store PS5 games on anything other than the SSD. You currently can’t install PS5 software on an external drive, even just for storage. Sony is looking into this possibility, and you’ll be able to upgrade PS5’s storage down the line, but for now you’re going to have to juggle that precious SSD storage space as best you can.

Having grown up alongside PlayStation, Stephen has developed a wide knowledge of video games, from AAA blockbusters to the smallest indie gems. He also has the Platinum for The Witness, so there’s that.

This is absolutely baloney! All the pre console talk of less space for games as they’re optimised was utter nonsense. We essentially have just over half a TB, slightly more than the PS4 launch but with greatly inflated game install sizes to go with itNot sure if it’s Take Two or Sony to blame for this but this is not good enough.

I don’t see this as such a bad thing. For people like myself with a large backlog on PS4 with full internal and external HDDs, having a storage system that will mean that it is only possible to have a handful of games on the go is a positive.

@pip_muzz it’s definitely Take Two they added the entire WNBA teams and legacy teams and a WNBA MyCareer ( even tho no ones gonna play it ) I mean my copy of 2k19 only eats like 60gb

It’s they optimize! Look at nba 20k on ps4 it’s 48.66 GB
Spiderman on ps4 is 45GB

This is just ridiculous. I’m even more sure of my decision to wait until there’s a slim revision with larger storage.

Well 2k have to include a lot of ads. Plus don’t forget they need to have whatever storefront they need for all those microtransactions in full 4k glory 👍

Glad i played under 50 GB PS4 games in disc.
Mostly my PS4 games are cartoonish games. 😉
Cartoonish graphics >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ultra 4K OMG Extreme HD realistic graphics.

They really need to sort out the storage situation soon. My SSD is going to belf full on day one

So much for PS5 games being a smaller size. I just knew it was a pile of sh**e. It’s literally double the PS4 size and we have a smaller drive AND the expansions are only select drives which cost an absolute fortune. Poor show.

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