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Update 19/10/2020: While Sony has yet to properly confirm the storage situation, the recently revealed PlayStation 5 UI seems to lend further credence to the leaked images that suggest the next-gen console will boast an available storage of 664GB.
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We've all been there when we've got a new piece of tech and we're surprised at the storage it actually has. Whenever you get a new phone or tablet, the package will say 64GB of storage, or so, but the operating system and other bits and pieces love to eat away at that number as soon as they can. Consoles are no different.
The PlayStation 5 will actually have 664GB of useable storage when you boot it up, according to some images on ResetEra of a start-up screen. This can be increased by another 2.4GB if you're willing to part with the optional program/game Astro's Playroom. The PlayStation's starting memory size is 825GB - the rest goes into operating systems. This image isn't official yet so the numbers may be off. We wouldn't be surprised, however, if the actual useable storage is within that bracket.
For context, the remaining space is still enough to hold several of the biggest game sizes of the last generation. Red Dead Redemption 2, Destiny 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare could all fit snuggly into the PS5 without a problem - each one of those game clocks in above 100GB.
Obviously, next-gen games are going to be hefty in terms of file size, but hopefully, we'll be able to hold several of our favourite games on the console without having to spend 15 minutes debating whether to delete Grand Theft Auto V in favour of Watchdogs 2. Just us? Okay then.
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