According to data published by an independent gaming industry analyst on Twitter under the nickname Benji-Sales, PlayStation 5 has a big problem and it is called SSD. It’s not about the performance of the SSD, but about its size.
As you know, the capacity of the PlayStation 5 SSD is 825GB. Is it a lot? According to the data of the analyst – very little. And here is his argument: only two games take up one fifth of the capacity of the built-in drive.
Thus, Demon’s Souls requires a minimum of 66 GB and Spider-Man: Miles Morales requires 105 GB! It’s not hard to imagine how quickly the active player will run out of space on the SSD. For comparison, the volume of an Xbox Series X SSD is not much, but it is still larger: 1 TB.
Interestingly, according to the same analyst, at the start of sales PlayStation 5 or no longer available version of the console – Digital Edition, or its offer will be very limited. According to rumors, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, estimated at $400, will be sold at a loss, and that is why Sony wants to delay the start of sales of this version at a later date. Although PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, bought as part of a pre-order, will be shipped on time. According to preliminary data, in the U.S., this version of the console accounts for about a quarter of the demand.