The PS5’s Internal SSD Expansion Slot Will Not Work At Launch

One of the last pieces of the PS5 puzzle was how expandable storage works and we’ve got a clearer picture on at least half that as of this morning. Sony has confirmed to The Verge that the internal SSD slot will be disabled out of the box and “reserved for a future update”.

As we moved closer to launch, this was getting more and more obvious with Sony not yet confirming which NVME SSDs would be compatible with the PS5. Flashing back to the Mark Cerny talk earlier this year, Cerny did say that “it’s likely to be a bit past launch, so please hold off getting that M.2 drive until you hear from us”.

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The storage space is definitely a concern given that we know that the PS5 only has an 825GB hard drive and games such as Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War take up over 130GB of space, Miles Morales Ultimate Edition takes up 105GB and Demon’s Souls 66GB.

We’ll have a lot more on the PS5 very soon, in the meantime, check out our Xbox Series X/S reviews here.