Still the value is not even close to either of these consoles....and considering the fact that both these consoles....even series x have dedicated communications resources between storage and computing powers...there is no way that any current storage technology is as resourceful as these consoles especially the ps5.
And just a bit more to add. "While these aren't exactly the fastest PCIe Gen 4 SSDs we've seen" because there not gen4. You do realise gen3 speeds are a little over 3500MB/s. Gen4 is over 5000MB/s. These drives are not even at gen3 limits. Waste of money if you're going for speed entirely. XPG and GIGABYTE have gen4 drives starting around $150
Crucial, Micron's main SSD brand, recently launched its PCIe Gen4 P2 and P5 SSDs. These blazing fast NVMe SSDs deliver over 3000 MB/s of performance, making them faster than the Xbox Series X. The entry-level 250 GB P2 costs just US$ 55, meaning both model lineups are likely to be cost-effective.