GAMERS picking up a PlayStation 5 when it hits shelves in November may struggle to store more than a few games on their console at a time.
That’s because titles on Sony’s high-powered machine will take up as much as 105GB of hard drive space, according to official pre-order pages.
Considering the PS5 comes with 825GB of internal storage, players may be forced to fork out for an extra hard drive just to play all of their games.
The download sizes of some of the console’s games were revealed in a report from TechRadar.
Sony recently began displaying the files sizes of PS5 launch titles, allowing gamers to see how much space they’ll need to download them.
The official pre-order page for Spiderman: Miles Morales, for instance, makes for grim reading.
That game is said to take up “105GB minimum” – 12 per cent of the PS5’s total hard drive space.
That’s for the pre-order version, which includes a tonne of DLC, but the base version of the game still chalks up at least 50GB.
The Demon’s Souls pre-order page, on the other hand, says the game will take up “66GB minimum”.
While not as memory-hungry as Spiderman, that still represents a whopping eight per cent of the console’s storage capacity.
There aren’t any other pre-order pages listing file sizes, but those two games alone will cost you 20 per cent of your console’s memory.
But that’s not all. It recently emerged that the PS5’s biggest rival, the Xbox Series X, will come with 200GB of vital software to install.
If PlayStation gamers face similar forced downloads from day one, then it’s possible that only a few games will fit on your hard drive at once.
Gamers hoping to have more games than that may be forced to buy a separate, external hard drive to install their games.
At that size of download, you’d likely be looking at a 1TB drive, which cost upwards of £70 online.
The Sun has reached out to Sony for comment.
The PS5 is Sony’s latest and greatest gaming console.
It’s the successor to the PS4 and PS4 Pro, and will be available in two distinct versions.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – when are they out and how much will they cost?
Microsoft has confirmed that the new Xbox Series X and its smaller, cheaper sibling, the Series S, will launch on November 10.
The release date covers the UK, US, Australia and a bunch of other countries worldwide.
The disc-free Series S will cost £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.
So how does that compare to the new Xbox’s biggest rival, the PlayStation 5?
Sony has revealed the PS5 release date falls on November 12, but not everywhere.
That date only stands for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
In the UK, you won’t be able to get it until November 19.
The PS5 proper will cost £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.
Those are the pricey PS5 proper with all the bells and whistles, and the digital edition, which is cheaper but with lower specs and no disc tray.
Both consoles will be out in time for Christmas 2020 with an impressive roster of launch games.
And they’ll be going head-to-head with Microsoft’s next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Like Sony, Microsoft has opted to launch two machines: A full-works console with a higher price tag and a cheaper one without a disc tray.
In other news, US rapper Travis Scott appears to be one of the first people in the world to get their hands on a PS5 console.
Sony recently confirmed that more PS5 pre-orders are on the way.
The next-gen machine sold out within minutes when pre-orders launched on September 17.
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