This year, with the launch of the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony, it seems that we finally have a desired “taco by taco” battle. The Xbox Series X seems to present itself as the first console that will be able to face the PlayStation 5 from day one.

Over the past few days several gaps have been confirmed, both on the new Xbox and PS5. Now, it was time for Sony to confirm one more detail that is guaranteed not to leave fans satisfied. Much has been said about the available storage space and it has now been confirmed that it will not be possible to use a traditional SSD to expand the PlayStation 5’s memory.

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Despite arriving with a dedicated slot for this purpose, it was officially confirmed that it will be disabled at the time of launching the console, being reserved for a future system update. Unfortunately, a possible timeline for this has not been revealed.

PS5 back one step behind the Xbox Series X

In this particular theme, the Xbox Series X (and also the S Series) manages to stay clearly ahead of its great rival. Despite being a considerably expensive extra (€ 249.99), the 1TB Seagat Storage Expansion Card was designed specifically for the new Microsoft consoles and allows you to expand your storage without any hindrance.

Xbox Series X memory expansion

Whereas AAA games created with new consoles in mind, and those that received new ones remakes, will need a lot more space than usual, this could be a deal breaker for many users who were considering purchasing the PS5. I recall that games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (133GB), Spider-Man: Miles Morales (105GB) and Demon’s Souls (66GB) would be enough to fill the Xbox Series S storage.

Even though PlayStation 5 has an SSD superior to that of Xbox Series X, bringing together all the games that make the transition from PS4, the new games and additional applications that may be installed, users will run the risk of seeing the storage space disappear very fast.

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