The maintenance of the next generation of consoles causes great concern to users; The Microsoft console has 1 TB of SSD capacity, while the internal PS5 SSD has 825 GB and in this case it only leaves about 670 GB of installed games.
Since modern games already have more than 100 GB of space, this greatly limits the capacity of the console and the use of external storage will be a prerequisite for having a good gaming library.
M.2 PS5 internal SSD socket, disabled in factory
Theoretically, both consoles will be compatible with external USB storage, but will also be compatible with various types of internal storage. While the Xbox can be expanded using the Seagate “SSD expansion card” which costs $220 for 1TB, SONY
In addition, as we have seen when SONY shows us the interior of the PS5, installing this SSD is very easy and does not work as a console warranty, as we will have to remove the top console cover to access this socket, inserting like any other SSD in PC M format. 2. The problem is that obviously this option will be disabled by the software, at least for now.
PS5 developer Mark Cerny previously suggested that this might be possible, as the PS5 installs a faster SSD than most of those we will find on the market right now. To work with PS5, the SSD must provide at least 5.5 GB / s of bandwidth, and while there are other options that meet this requirement SONY may need to undertake some pre-approval process … that or perhaps SONY intends to do as Microsoft and agree with the manufacturer SSDs will be supported
You can only buy the PS5 in online stores
PlayStation 5 was launched on November 12 or 19 (depending on the country you live in, Europe is 19). The second day’s news about the SONY console comes from the hand of Sid Shuman, the company’s communications director who published an official post on the PlayStation blog that on launch day we can only buy the PS5 online stores, that is, it will not be sold in physical stores.
This means that there will be no console units available in physical stores, even in specialty stores, although Shuman has assured you that those who have already bought or pre-ordered the console in their regular stores will be able to collect their units normally.
We have already written about the past few days, and that because of the health problem of COVID-19 SONY does not want lines and crowds built in stores, so that they are not accused of informing about the transmission of the virus. By mid-2021 (around 2021) we will not blame them for making this decision, because most people who want to buy the PS5 are able to access the Internet and can buy it online without any problems.
Now, let’s hope that this doesn’t mean there will be another “NVIDIA case” and that bots and thinkers control all the stock of cones and sell them and are very expensive, because it is also well known that there will not be enough PS5 stock to provide the first demand. We’ll see what happens in the end.