Next-gen consoles are going to have a serious issue with storage capacity. Just three PS5 launch games already require more than 20% of the console’s SSD. Not to mention everything else gamers are going to install on their shiny new PS5 at launch including PS4 games. According to PlayStation Direct, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls are set to take up quite a chunk of storage but are not as bad as we thought it would be.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales file size will require at least 105GB for the Ultimate Launch Edition. Keep in mind that this version of the game includes a remaster of the 2018 release too. If you are not purchasing this version then the standalone game takes up 50GB.
As for the PS5 Demon’s Souls file size, this is listed at 66GB. Meaning that if you purchase both games you will need 171GB of storage free. Well, it is two games but technically three thanks to the “remaster” of the 2018 Spider-Man included in the Ultimate Launch Edition.
Keep in mind that November is going to be crazy with more than Spider-Man and Demon’s Souls coming your way. Developers are releasing updates for PS4 games to enhance them for PS5. In addition, games such as Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Cyberpunk 2077 may also weigh in at close to 100GB of file size per game. Call of Duty Modern Warfare is already over that mark
We do hope Sony shares its plans for expandable storage for the PS5 soon because the 825GB PlayStation 5 launch models may prove to be a difficult challenge fitting everything you have onto them. Users may have to cut down on installed games until they are able to purchase these so-called “expandable storage solutions”.
If you missed the news, the first real photos of the PS5 leaked online showing off the back of the console and what we guess is the expandable storage slot. Check them out here.