Can you upgrade or expand PlayStation 5 SSD storage?

Tired of deleting your old games to be able to play new ones?

As good as the PlayStation 5 has been with its first-party software and the DualSense controller’s utility, not everything has been a simple walk in the park. Anyone who plays plenty of larger-sized games on their console will notice their storage space quickly filling up. Games like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone can easily take up a good portion of your SSD, so what can you do about it? Is there a way to upgrade or expand your PlayStation 5’s SSD storage?

Unfortunately, as of this writing, there is no way to add more storage to your PlayStation 5’s SSD currently. You are confined to the available 660 of 825 GB total space for next-gen games. That being said, Sony has promised a future update will fix that issue. The only question is when it will be available.

According to a Bloomberg report, the ability to expand your PS5’s storage will be implemented at some point this summer of 2021. While there is an M.2 expansion slot on the console, it is inactive and will remain so until this firmware update goes live.

While you need to wait to expand your SSD storage on your PlayStation 5, you can connect an external hard drive via the USB hub to store your PlayStation 4 titles. Games on that drive will just not see the faster load times and next-gen upgrades that they would if they were installed on your SSD. It is not a perfect solution, but it is the best (and much cheaper) alternative until PS5 users can add additional SSD space.