Report: PlayStation 5 Storage Upgrades Coming This Summer

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Sony is getting ready to allow for internal PS5 storage upgrades, sources tell Bloomberg. This would obviously enable PlayStation 5 owners to store even more games at a time.

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The PlayStation 5's solid-state drive has only 667.2GB available for media storage—something that has vexed Kotaku and, well, pretty much everyone!

The issue has been that games can require between 40GB to 150GB of storage. Add other media, and space can be gobbled up quickly. Moreover, using external storage space is hindered by the new console’s unique architecture, meaning PS5 games cannot be installed there, causing games to crash among other issues.

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The upgrade will reportedly come through a firmware update that would add support for more drives. It will allow for higher cooling speeds, preventing overheating. Once the firmware is installed, Bloomberg explains, owners would need to remove the PS5's cover and connect a storage device.

“As previously announced, we are working to enable M.2 SSD storage expansion for PlayStation 5. The timing has not been announced and details will be shared later,” said a Sony spokesperson.

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Until then, be sure to check out Kotaku’s tips for making the most of the PlayStation 5's internal storage.

Update 9:19 a.m. ET: This article has been updated to clarify the language around upgrading internal storage.

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