One of the best SSDs for PS5 will be needed for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's file size has been revealed on PS5, and unfortunately, it's just a few gigs shy of the colossal PC version.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, launching on April 28, previously had its PC file size of 155GB revealed ahead of time. Now, though, the game's PS5 file size has been revealed to be an eye-watering 147GB (thanks, Push Square).

Expect to see a similarly bloated file size on Xbox Series X|S, too. It's perhaps no surprise, either, given many of the best PS5 games exceed 100GB in size. If you're buying Star Wars Jedi: Survivor at launch, I highly recommend investing in one of the best SSDs for PS5 to ensure the weighty game won't have you deleting some of your favorites.

The silver lining in all this is that the file size could be a good indication that the sequel is going to be a much bigger game than Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which took up a relatively small 55GB of storage space. However, there's every chance Survivor possibly hasn't been as optimally compressed as its predecessor.

Outta space

Cal broods

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It doesn't really come as a shock to learn Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's enormous file size. File sizes in general have trended larger over the last decade, particularly when it comes to the best PS5 games and the best Xbox Series X games.

There's now countless games that rack up file sizes close to or exceeding 100GB. It's typically big-budget games like Cyberpunk 2077, Gran Turismo 7 and Warzone 2 that demand the most space on your console. It's usually an indication of high quality assets in use, such as detailed 4K textures and no shortage of voiceover files.

It's file sizes like this that make me want to recommend you install an SSD into your console. And they don't have to cost the earth. Budget, 1TB SSDs like the Adata XPG Gammix S70 Blade offers heaps of extra storage for under $100 / £100. They're perfect for giving your console some breathing room when faced with massive installs like we see here with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

Rhys Wood
Hardware Editor

Rhys is TRG's Hardware Editor, and has been part of the TechRadar team for more than two years. Particularly passionate about high-quality third-party controllers and headsets, as well as the latest and greatest in fight sticks and VR, Rhys strives to provide easy-to-read, informative coverage on gaming hardware of all kinds. As for the games themselves, Rhys is especially keen on fighting and racing games, as well as soulslikes and RPGs.