Well, if you are interested in the question – is it worth installing a relatively small SSD of 825GB in the PS5 console, then now we will indirectly try to answer it.
So, today there is the first data on the size of some exclusive games created specifically for the next generation console from SONY.
The Demon’s Souls remake for PlayStation 5 will take up a sane 66GB, but the re-release of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition will require as much as 105GB of free SSD space. But it’s worth clarifying that the PlayStation 5 version of Marvel’s Spider-Man includes a completely revamped original 2018 game, with updated textures and 3D models. Apart from the re-release, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales only requires 50GB of free space on the SSD.
Thus, only two of these games will take up a decent 220GB. Moreover, it is impossible to call the same Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition “next genome”, which means, in the future, the same project with really advanced graphics, physics and streaming downloading Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart can easily weigh more 150GB (at best).
Of course, SONY has taken care of the possibility of expanding the permanent memory of the PS5 by installing an additional NVMe M.2 drive, or USB hard drives from the PS4. But the question of the performance of “next-gen exclusives” on old HDDs remains open.