I spoke to some people about this. I said that to me it sounds like MS has the more easy, console friendly option when it comes to expanding SSD. Just buy the SSD card, put it in and done. Having to open the PS5 up to put in a SSD is more of a hassle.
But they gave their arguments too and I gotta say, they do have a point. But I want to know what you guys think about this. I hope i didn’t mess up with the quotes here. This is a little different than other forums.
I know we got plenty of people here with knowledge about these kind of things. What say you?
You need to slide one of the side panels off and unscrew a small SSD bay cover, yes. A bit more work than just popping in a “memory card”, but how often are you going to do it? It’s a much more flexible and consumer-friendly solution, as it lets you use any compatible SSD (of which there aren’t many yet, but there will be). With the Xbox you can only use their proprietary one, which they can price as they please.
How often are you going to swap the cards, if your swapping the cards often, then we know why MS went with that proprietary route that may sit on 1TB for some time. Just buy anotha’ when full, we got you!
Take off the cover, slap in a 2TB or more in 5 minutes or so from third parties undercutting one another. Set it and forget it.
MS went with a simpler but expensive solution.
I should not say it is better.
1TB 980 Pro fits in the PS5 slot and it is not the cheapest option we will have in the market.
Proprietary though. Which means - just like with the Vita - they won’t be coming down in price much.
In a year, a 1tb ssd for Ps5 will cost half what an XsX one does.
I do remember the Vita and that wasn’t great. But something tells me with the MS we now have (i’d call many of their moves consumer friendly) i don’t think they are gonna fall behind with Sony when it comes to these things.