Here’s A Trick on how PlayStation 5 Owners Can Save Storage Space

A PlayStation 5 owner is sharing a self-discovered trick on how they can save storage space on Sony’s next-gen console by toggling off Trophy videos. Sony’s next-gen gaming console has been released a few days ago, flooding online vendors with traffic as gamers raced to snatch their own console before the scalpers get their hands on them.

However, one possible problem among early PlayStation 5 owners is the SSD’s storage space. While the system’s built-in 664GB storage is decent, it still bad when compared to the 802GB provided by the Xbox Series X, and AAA games such as Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Spider-Man Miles Morales could take up a huge amount of the storage space.


The worse thing is that the early released PlayStation 5s won’t let owners expand their storage by installing an external SSD until a later patch is released, requiring players to come up with other ways to either add up their storage space or protect it.

Luckily, a Reddit user with the username Steegsa has discovered a way to save up some of the PlayStation 5’s space. In a post to the PlayStation 5 subreddit a few days ago, Steegsa advised fellow owners to turn off their Trophy videos – gameplay videos that are recorded when a certain goal is reached – to lessen the amount of storage used.


The Reddit user revealed that the Trophy videos for Astro’s Playroom alone take up almost 500MB of storage space and that these videos are barely a critical part of the PlayStation 5’s gameplay experience. The PlayStation 5’s automatic trophy videos can be shut off by entering the Captures and Broadcast option from the Settings screen.

Aside from the availability problems and several possibly catastrophic bugs, excitement for Sony’s new next-gen console has been developing for months ahead of its long-anticipated launch just a few days ago. Rivals such as Nintendo have already congratulated the tech giant for the successful release of the PlayStation 5 on social media, and big Hollywood celebrities including Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan have praised it online while providing his thoughts on what games should make a return on the next-gen console.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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