PS5’s Expandable Storage “Reserved” For Future Update

Be careful of how much you install when the PS5 launches, as its storage expansion won’t be available at that time.

As reported by the Verge, Sony has confirmed that its next-gen console’s M.2 PCIe 4.0 slot, although able to physically accessed rather easily, won’t be enabled on Day One. Instead, the Verge was told that it will be “reserved for a future update”.

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Until then, PS5 owners will have to make do with an 825GB SSD that, allegedly, will actually have less than 700GB of useable space. Considering the heftiness of the PS5’s game’s sizes (50GB for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, 66GB for Demon’s Souls, 50GB for Godfall, 32GB for Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and a lovely 133GB for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War), some game-installation restraint may be required.

In other PS5 news, the console will only have online launch-day sales, with Senior Director of Content Communications Sid Shuman citing COVID-19 as a reason. Sony also released a video on how to use your PS account, which includes mention of a new and easier sign-in method that makes use of the PlayStation App and a QR code.

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