The PlayStation 5 gets an official landing page but what's more interesting is the console might get a Samsung 980 QVO NVMe SSD
The PlayStation 5, coming holiday 2020 if you weren’t already aware, now has its own official landing page to call home. Unfortunately, there are no images or teases of the next-gen console to be found, just a bit of marketing text and a form to use if you want to sign up for updates about the PS5. But like the page states, it’s just another small confirmation that the “PlayStation 5 is coming”.
More interestingly, the team at LetsGoDigital has been focusing on what SSD might be used in the PS5. That outlet has plumped for Samsung’s upcoming 980 QVO NVMe SSD. The reasoning behind the choice is solid; there is no way Samsung’s ridiculously fast 980 PRO is going to end up inside the console, no matter how awesome that would be. A drive capable of apparently reaching 7 GB/s sequential read speeds is not going to be cheap, and its inclusion would push the price of the PS5 sky high, something Sony clearly wants to avoid.
The still expected super-fast Samsung 980 EVO and the much slower but much cheaper 980 QVO could both be contenders to end up in the PS5 by holiday 2020. However, even though the performance of the EVO model will be more like the “unstoppable speed” Samsung has claimed it will deliver with its forthcoming hardware releases, it seems more likely it will be the NVMe SSD 980 QVO that gets fitted in the PS5.
LetsGoDigital speculates that the low price of the 980 QVO compared to its much faster relatives will be the key reason for Sony in choosing this device as the PS5’s SSD. The upcoming next-gen console clash will be won via a number of crucial factors, with price being a major one. It’s still a win for gamers anyway, the Samsung 980 QVO that could end up sitting inside the PS5 might not be the fastest SSD in the world, but it will still be a massive step up from the predecessor’s HDD.