It’s out with the old and in with the new for the PlayStation 5, as Sony has replaced its older 2020 model with a slimmer redesign. The new model fixes one of the biggest problems with its predecessor thanks to its 1TB storage upgrade. As with any console, not all of that space is actually usable. In testing our own review unit, we’ve been able to find out just how much of an upgrade it really is.
Going into the storage menu, the new PS5 says it has 848GB of space. You’ll find that some of them have already been taken over by a few things, including Astro’s Game Room, which is installed on the system out of the box. This will leave you with 830.6GB, although you can delete the game to get back 11.06GB. The only thing you can’t cut is the 6.33GB of system files. Overall, this means that you have roughly 842.2GB of usable space.
These numbers are a notable improvement over the older PS5 models. The 2020 machine had an 825GB drive, but only 667GB of that was usable. This means you’re getting around 200GB of extra space here, depending on what types of games you play. Even people who mostly play Sony’s big releases like marvel’s spider man 2Should still be able to squeeze two additional games in there.
Notably, this also means that the new PS5, which is priced at $450 for the digital version and $500 for the one with the disc drive, The new PS5 is slightly better than the Xbox Series S in this, although it is slightly less than the 861GB PS4 Pro.
All this means that the new PS5 has the most usable space of any current-generation console on the market. So if you’re tired of deleting games from your older model or don’t want to spend the money on a hard drive, it might be time for an upgrade.