Those with a pre-order of Tales of Arise from the PlayStation Store are now able to pre-load the JRPG ahead of release in certain regions, leading to the discovery that the PS5 version is dwarfed by what's on PS4 — a whole 20GB difference in fact. PS5 game size compression means the current-gen version clocks in at just 37.201GB while the PS4 version is far larger at a weighty 57.247GB.
The smaller sizes of PS5 titles is something that has been highlighted a few times since the console launched, with current-gen versions of games taking up much less space on the system's SSD. It was noted that both Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered were 25 per cent smaller on PS5 when compared to their PS4 versions. Or in the case of Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered, significantly smaller than the PS4 edition coupled with all of its DLC; the PS5 version was still overshadowed by it despite all the PS5-specific bells and whistles.
Bandai Namco's JRPG is just the latest in line to dramatically shrink the size of its PS5 version, which those tied to data caps will surely appreciate. Tales of Arise hits PS5 and PS4 on 10th September 2021, so expect our verdict to hit the site in the coming days.