Not having enough memory card space was worse than either of those. People are pretty spoiled by the storage space we have now. Back on the PS1 you had no choice but to juggle save data, even if you had several memory cards.
The situations where I cared to have more than two controllers was incredibly rare.
@zeik: This is it, right here. And the clunky-as-all-hell interfaces used to access and free up space...sweet jesus.
Don't forget the super intuitive storage units. N64 memory card space used a unit called "pages," and plenty of systems used blocks or some other made up nonsense. How many Bytes is a page? Hell if I know.
I can't have both TLOU2 and COD:MW installed at once because MW needs 100+ gigs free to patch. Yes, I have a base ps4, and I had been using a 2TB drive but now I need it for my computer and I don't feel like spending $100 just for another hard drive to use on the ps4, I'd rather save it for next gen.
Joycon drift is bad too though haha. Not having enough controllers wasn't a huge issue back in the day because if I had people over they could usually bring their own, or someone would bring 2-3, etc.
I have a 2TB and it is quickly getting filled so I have to get a 5TB external hard drive next month. As for controllers as a kid, I always had two controllers though most of time only had one official controller and the other one was a third party controller.