How much SSD space will you need for PlayStation 5 games?

Know your hard drive space requirements.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

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It’s always important to consider how much additional SSD space you need for your games, especially when you transition from one console generation to the next. For many, the last year of moving from the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X was frustrating. It was particularly annoying when popular games began to notably take up a lot of space, such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s infamous 175GB hard drive requirement. The PlayStation 5 will launch with an 835GB SSD, but how much are the other games going to be, and will you need another 500GB SSD on the side just to keep up?

So far, things don’t appear to be looking too severely. We have the listed sizes of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and of Demon Soul’s, which hit at least 50GB and 66GB, respectively. That’s not too shabby for some exciting launch titles. Both of those take up roughly 13% of the entire hard drive space available on the PlayStation 5. Neither of them has an exhausting large multiplayer add-on that you stick with after completing the singleplayer story. If these are the type of sizes we can hope to expect for the next generation, things are looking up, and it shouldn’t be too bad moving forward.

For players who prefer to have their games ready to go, and not uninstall them, having a spare drive devoted to that is never too bad. You don’t have to prepare to budget to have one during your first few weeks of the new console, though. So far, it looks like games will take roughly five to seven percent of your total hard drive space, but unfortunately, we’d need a bigger multiplayer game at launch to serve as a better indicator for more live service games. Destiny 2 will be an excellent indicator of this, for example.