Shuhei Yoshida Confirms That You Can Fully Install Disc Games on PS4′s HDD

A few days ago SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida caused a bit of confusion about the installation of disc-based games on the PS4. Today he clarified confirming that you can indeed fully install disc games on the console's HD, and shared more info on the DualShock 4's 3.5 connector.

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Majin-vegeta1931d ago

Sweet more options the better.

ABizzel11931d ago

I think this has more to do with allowing Vita Remote Play even when you purchase disc based games.

I wasn't the one to disagree with you.

abzdine1931d ago (Edited 1931d ago )

u was also wondering if it's possible to listen to what's happening on screen just from the controller but i didnt think it was possible.
every PS4 news is great news

and concerning disc install, everytime i could do it on PS3 i did it even if it was optional. I think it helps preserving the lens from intensive disc reading, especially for BIG games

slimeybrainboy1931d ago

I read every one of Shuhei's tweets in his voice.

I don't know why you'd want to fully install, would it help load times?

MusicComposer1931d ago

I don't think this has to do with Vita Remote Play since the actual question says "Dear Shuei. Will we be able to do full game installs to HDD from disc (Disc present in tray for verification) on PS4?" If you still need the disc in you aren't going to be able to access all your other games from the Vita. Also, at that point what would stop you from selling your physical disc if you could still access it digitally.

tokugawa1931d ago

its a great feature. it is a shame that we still need the discs installed on both systems though

JoySticksFTW1931d ago

Great news. Happy for the confirmation.

I fully installed every game on 360. I think it helped preserve my system. No RROD yet.

But now I'm afraid to turn it on because I might have just jinxed myself. Oh boy...

Destrania1931d ago (Edited 1931d ago )

PS4 doesn't require installations from discs, it's just an option. Considering the disc must be in the drive when you launch a disc based installed game, I'm not sure how much I'll use this feature. I'll be eating up enough space from digital downloads haha.

Conzul1931d ago


if you put in an SSD (as I will XD ) then I imagine load times would be drastically reduced. Imagine....jumping to a friend's game would drop from 7-10 seconds to maybe 2-3 seconds or even instant.

zeee1931d ago

THANK GOD! That should help a lot to reduce the loading times. That's the only feature that I liked about my 360, that I could install the games on the hard drive.

God knows how much I hated the load times in Fallout games! I wish PS3 allowed us to install games on disk (and keep the disc in for security/verification reasons). I never really cared about cross game chats. The ONLY thing I miss on PS3 is optional disk install.

dantesparda1931d ago

What I'd like to know is if it's mandatory installs our optional. cuz I'd prefer optional

Kingthrash3601931d ago

I thought there was virtually no load times already.....was an installment needed for no loads?

minimur121931d ago

Could someone PM me the reason as to why you'd do this? I mean, if you need the disc in the tray then why waste HDD space? :S

hkgamer1931d ago

I think it's an optional install, similar to the 360. Which is great news. Definitely not going to be like what the xbone was going to be like. So most likely no remote play on ps4 games for vita unless it is digital or disk in machine.

strifeblade1931d ago

Well yoshida welcome to 2008- i have been able to install games on 360 since then- yawn. Can you tell me what else is revolutionary in the ps4? lol

Destrania1931d ago

Considering the blu-ray drive in the PS4 is supposed to be 6x faster than the PS3's, I don't really see how handy these optional installs would be.

UltimateMaster1930d ago

He just said Yes, it Can be done.
But it doesn't mean that all publishers will be doing it.
Sorry to burst your bubble.

malokevi1930d ago

So you can fully install them, do you still need the disk?

And if not, what's to stop people from using the same disk over and over on a bunch of different consoles?

Incoming Sony DRM? I would have a chuckle.

dantesparda1930d ago

@ minimur

The only reason you'd want to install the game, is to shorten loading times.


PC's have been doing this since the 80's or longer, so welcome to the 80's


You're lack of getting it is showing again. You do need the disc, so no secret DRM incoming. But stupid try, keep trying kid.

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VforVideogames1930d ago

about time for sony , I've being doing this for 6 years on my 360

LOL_WUT1931d ago

Dat 500GB PS4 harddrive ;)

fattyuk1931d ago

500gb! Gonna need a 2TB hdd in this console.

my 1tb in my ps3 ATM is down to its last 60gb.

minimur121931d ago


someone a PS Plus member? lol

dragon821930d ago


My 1TB im my PS3 is also damn near full. I am sitting at about 300 digital games plus game saves and videos. I am going to need to go even bigger next time. lol

Crazyglues1930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )

@ Fattyuk

See this is what I was saying your going to end up needing to put a big hard drive - that's why I designed this - but no one is voting on it -

-but yeah space is going to fill up quick on next gen... just watch..

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showtimefolks1931d ago

I will use this for most 3rd party games because they are closer to 8GB while exclusive we 20 plus

But maybe with MS also using BLURAY we will see most developers use the extra space

How long will it take on average to install 20-25 GB?

Also will installing mean faster load times? And less disk spinning?

minimur121931d ago

I'm prety sure you can play while you install it buddy :p

boldstarr1931d ago

PS Consoles is always the leader!!!Quality games and quality products is always best!!!u xbots better shut-up, cry all u want in PS section in this site... we will enjoy ours while others cry cry cry!!! PS4 here i come!!!

TAURUS-5551930d ago

PS4 once again showing off how flexible it is. best console ever ¡¡¡

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negative1931d ago

Weren't game installations assumed at this point?????

Abriael1931d ago

Assuming never helps much, especially considering that Yoshida mistakenly said that you couldn't just a couple days ago.

threefootwang1931d ago

Wait a minute,

Don't you mean he pulled a


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Abriael1931d ago

@threefootwang: if you check the previous tweet carefully, it shows that just expressed himself badly.

dragon821930d ago


Love the CSI Miami reference!! LOL

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user74029311931d ago (Edited 1931d ago )

ps2 sales all over again

Misaka_x_Touma1931d ago (Edited 1931d ago )

nope it missing a lot of third parties exclusive franchises that PS2 had and mass amount of Japanese games and JRPG

user74029311931d ago

once the 2.1 ratio of sales happens (and it will) you will see tons of exclusive 3rd parties hit ps4.

tokugawa1931d ago

lol @ dirty pimp

you actually believe the nonsense that you write dont you.

"once the 2.1 ratio of sales happens (and it will) you will see tons of exclusive 3rd parties hit ps4."

so, if say the ps4 sat at 50 mil and the xbo at 25m, you honestly think that the 3rd party devs are going to ignore the other install base??

the stupidity of fanboys knows no limits

Misaka_x_Touma1931d ago

I wonder where Sony fanboys be pulling these stuff from

cell9891931d ago

initially PS2 didnt have all those supporters, till it started selling like crazy

ZHZ901931d ago

You again.

DirtyPimp is talking about SALES dominance not GAMES dominenace.

Enough with your Nintendo fanboyism.

You PMed me and told me you are Nintendo fan, but what will you own along WiiU is it PS4 or Xbone?

Misaka_x_Touma1931d ago (Edited 1931d ago )


My brother and I decided to wait like we did with PS3.

So we are getting PS4 sometime late 2014 or early 2015.

Now about the he talking about sales.

Tell me. What make a Game System sell
The system itself
the software for it such as exclusives and must have games.

So if you gonna say PS4 gonna sell big number first. It need the exclusives. Why Exclusives push more units.

If KHIII, MGSV and FFXV were exclusives to PS4 like
FFX, KH and MGSII were for PS2 then yes yall can assume it gonna do remotely good as PS2.

But since it not exclusives. It won't happen.

PS2, Wii, GBC, GBA and DS have about 10 or more games within the 10m-30m gap software units.
While Wii has 3 over 30m.

Software moves Console.

Inception1931d ago

"If KHIII, MGSV and FFXV were exclusives to PS4 like
FFX, KH and MGSII were for PS2 then yes yall can assume it gonna do remotely good as PS2."

Than Sony just created a new IP, just like they created Uncharted, The Last of Us, Killzone, Heavy Rain, LBP, Demon's Souls, inFamous, etc for PS3. They had talented people who can created franchise as good as KH, MGS, or FF. I'm sure you knew that those titles from Sony sold millions of copies and help sony sold many PS3 units worldwide.

And Sony still can work with 3rd party dev like the old time to created amazing games exclusively for PS4. Just like Level 5, Vanillaware, NIS, Falcom, SEGA, Namco, Atlus, or ArcSystemWork who don't mind to created their games exclusively for Sony console ;)

So i don't see the reason why PS4 can't sell as great as PS2. Even some title not exclusive anymore for sony console ;)

ZHZ901931d ago (Edited 1931d ago )

Just like Inception and kingrev said.

Btw games are not just FF, KH and MGS, and Sony 1st party studios can make game great as FF, KH and MGS. TLOU and Uncharted are best examples of this.

Also PS4 versions of MGSV, KHIII and FFXV will more than Xbone's versions because these series were started on PS consoles in populartiy especially KH as a whole started on PS.

Darrius Cole1930d ago

Actually price would be the bigger indicator of video games sales. The cheaper consoles sell the most.

Seeing how the PS4 is $100 cheaper than the XBO and will have mostly the same games, at the beginning at least, I expect the PS4 to outsell it by a good least if Sony can keep up with increased demand.

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kingrev1931d ago


But then again my friend games like Uncharted and TLOU have made such a massive impact in gaming that just waiting for their sequels can push a lot of sales alone.
Plus don't forget that Sony is presumed to have the most powerful console and Mark Cerny also mentioned that when it comes to developing for the console is like back with the PS2 less time and more easy to develop for, so games would look better thanks to the power that the PS4 holds within and finally don't forget that there is still many games that didn't make it to this gen like jack and daxter.

There is a lot of potential for the PS4 to become as great as the PS2 and who knows it might even surprise us and surpass it but that is just my opinion

WorldGamer1931d ago

This is awesome news. I wonder if this will cause any significant differences in performance. Or maybe there is another reason for this.

Either way, I can't wait to get my hands on my ps4 this November.

Nitrowolf21931d ago

Load times should be slightly faster I assume, but at least it's less load on the BD Drive