The recent advancements in solid-state drive (SSD) technology should allow them to make into the next generation of consoles. In fact, there is a chance they feature both a hard drive and solid-state drive.
SSDs are different from hard drives in that they store data on memory chips that are accessible in an instant. Hard drives store information using platters and take some time to retrieve the data.
Both consoles could feature both or just one. If it just one, SSDs are the best option because the console will boot games faster and load times will be reduced. SSDs used to be very expensive, but have since lowered in price.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X would certainly take a step closer to PCs if they housed an SSD. If console gaming is to compete with PC, an SSD is a must-have going forward. Games are the ultimate seller in the console “war,” of course, but the hardware that’s capable of running them properly is equally important