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PS5 April 2021 update allows for USB storage

Finally!

A new PS5 April 2021 update will finally allow players the option for USB storage of their games and apps, Sony has recently confirmed.

“With this feature, you can now transfer your PS5 games to USB extended storage from your console’s internal storage,” Sony detailed.

“It’s a great way to extend the storage capabilities of your PS5 console, and you can seamlessly copy your PS5 games back to the console’s internal storage when you’re ready to play. It is faster to reinstall PS5 games from USB extended storage than to re-download or copy them from a disc.”

Just like the Xbox Series consoles, PS5 current-gen titles cannot be played via USB storage as they rely on the console’s SSD drive and super-fast loading speeds.

The update allow allows for cross-gen Share Play between PS4 and PS5, an update to the PS5 Game Base and updates to the PlayStation app.

The PS5 is available now… if you can find one.

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