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Playstation 5 storage woes?

Posted: April 13th, 2021, 5:51 pm
by VideoGameCritic
One of the biggest headaches with my PS4 is how whenever I get a new game I had to methodically remove several old games just to make room on the hard drive. That really sucks, but it seems Sony failed to address this problem with the PS5. Actually the PS5 sounds even more nightmarish.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/04/ ... nightmare/

I'd like to hear your take on this.

Re: Playstation 5 storage woes?

Posted: April 18th, 2021, 8:37 am
by pacman000
This is why I hated the fact the original Xbox had a hard drive; I knew eventually you’d need to install games, & that hard disk space is limited.

Not sure I see any real advantage to consoles at this point; if I can’t just put a disk in & play it, I might as well get a PC. Of course, I don’t think you can even buy complete PC games on disks anymore. :/

Re: Playstation 5 storage woes?

Posted: April 18th, 2021, 9:08 am
by VideoGameCritic
Actually I didn't mind the hard drives on the original Xbox or Xbox 360 consoles, because they only records game saves - not the games themselves - so there was little chance of running out of room.

Re: Playstation 5 storage woes?

Posted: April 18th, 2021, 7:01 pm
by ActRaiser
VideoGameCritic wrote:Actually I didn't mind the hard drives on the original Xbox or Xbox 360 consoles, because they only records game saves - not the games themselves - so there was little chance of running out of room.



This isn't quite true. On the 360 they eventually added an option that would let you install the full game to the hard drive. It still required the disk to run but it sped up load times.

It was a great feature add.

Re: Playstation 5 storage woes?

Posted: April 18th, 2021, 8:53 pm
by Atariboy
Some multi-disc 360 releases required the installation of a data disc. The last Forza Motorsport game is one such example as is I believe GTA V.

I wish Sony had rolled out optional disc installs on the PS3 as well as Nintendo on the Wii U. Was a nice way to reduce wear & tear on the 360's DVD drive while also decreasing load times and eliminating the sound of the disc drive working.

Re: Playstation 5 storage woes?

Posted: April 19th, 2021, 7:18 am
by MSR1701
With the way games in recent years are ballooning in size compared to games of yore, they could put a 20TB HDD on the PS5 and it would fill up fast, from Updates, mandatory installs, system updates, DLC, etc...