In just a little over a week, on November 12th, the PlayStation 5 will launch. However, Sony has never given concrete information regarding how much space the consoles’ SSD will actually have. According to at least one leak of the system information, it’s just shy of 670GB.
The PS5 is shipping with a custom 825GB SSD, but of course, not all of it will be free for game installations. The console’s operating system needs some of that space to allow it to function. Noted leaker Okami13 shared a capture of the storage space, which was reported by GamesRadar. It shows a display of 648GB free out of 667GB, which would include the installation space required for the free Astro’s Playroom.
Although the Xbox Series X ships with a 1TB SSD its operating system requires a bit more space, dropping the total storage to 802GB. So while there is more overall space, the PS5’s OS is slightly more efficient.
Sony’s approach to to expandable SSD storage is giving players the option to use off-the-shelf NVMe SSDs to expand PS5 storage. These SSDs will need to be approved by Sony beforehand, but as of yet, they haven’t listed any compatible drives ahead of the consoles launch.