The Federal Communications Commission published the documentation of two new PS4 models, numbered CUH-1215A and CUH-1215B, plus the related test kit DUH-T1200AA.
400$ 1 TB E3 announcement incoming?????
That would be pretty big considering it would basically match the 350$ tag on the xbox one
would be interesting to see the 1tb system become standard while the cloud allotment remains at a measly 1gb.
Yeah, they seriously need to up the limit because with the PS4, its just not enough. DC, LBP3 and Apotheon alone will take up more than a gig. And most PS4 save files are at least 10.49MB big for no reason (though a few are 3.15MB). They are way to big.
i guess this means there will be a price drop or something of the sorts.
Sony please add 40Gbps m.2 SSD, RamDisk support to PS4. Thanks! :D
2013 ps4 models price drop to be announced at E3 after new TB ps4 announcement . Stay tune...........
Sounds like the 500GB models getting a price drop. I only expect 50$ though. Well it's a smart way to compete with Microsoft without takning too large of a hit.
Naw, it's a clever way to keep the retail price high while the production costs drop.
Yeah, true, othe companies would be slaughtered for that though, but in this case, its called clever.
I would prefer an option with PS with flash storage, similar to PS3 12GB, it would be cheaper and buyers can insert additional drive if needed.
So many new games these days require part of the game to be installed on the hard drive. And almost all games come with updates. It wouldn't work well in this gen, even if all you play are disk-based games.
Retail game installs vary from 10-15GB all the way up to 50GB+. A flash-only system would just not be economical or possible. People filled their stock 500GB PS4's pretty quickly with a few games; you can only guess how fast a 128GB SSD (the cheapest possible "workable" option) would fill up. A 500GB+ SSD option would make the system cost WAY too much and no one in their right minds would buy it.
Retail games require the entire game to be installed. It never runs off the disc itself except for the install and the verificiation. The 12GB last gen was for the casual user, your idea would be for the do-it-yourselfer who plans to upgrade immediately. On the other hand, Sony could give the option to not do full installs anymore. There is no reason why most of that content couldn't remain on the disc, as most of it is not data that needs to be accessed at a moments notice.
lol How are you gonna steal my avatar though lol. But Yeah i agree
maximum clock frequency of the system according to the figure on the article is = 2.75ghz therefore PS4 must use turbo boost because the base clock is 1.6 ghz
I think that's the frequency that the system can run, not what it's running at. It's possible there are chips that run that frequency that are beyond the CPU, as everything can have it's own clock. Either that or it's the highest frequency part that is emmited by the system itself, which would mean it's for the wireless network. Doesn't make as much sense though since that's not a clock frequency, but a radio frequency.
Please be true...I need more space and I don't wanna swap hard drives...probably would be cheaper tho...hmmmmmm
Sony should've aimed higher, like a HGST 1.5TB hdd.
Please let the 1 TB version be the MGS 5 console.
Nope. That one's model number is CUHJ-10009, and it's a 500 GB
Xb1 will do the same , 1 Tb will be standard.
youre right. MS will probably $299 500gb, $349 1tb..even if you disagree, its possible reactionary move.
He's probably getting disagrees because this is not related to MS or the Xbox.
I really don't see another price drop for MS yet. They're more likely to see what happens this holiday with their line up. It's much more likely for PS4, but given the sales of the PS4, it's questionable if Sony needs to drop the price. It will depend on if Sony wants to cut it's profit margin, or allow it to keep increasing. New models are generally cheaper to make, but that doesn't mean they have to pass the cost onto the consumer.
Sony is great at manufacturing hardware, unsurprisingly they made the PS4 lighter and more energy efficient. If u look at a PS4 teardown it's a very compact and well designed model utilizing all the space efficiently. A 1TB HDD is so necessary for next gen consoles, nowadays u could have 8 games and updates/captures and be out of space. Wolfenstein is amazing but it's over 50gb and this is becoming the norm rather than the exception. I want the newer model but have 0 regrets getting my PS4 at launch.
No reason for a newer model, just upgrade the hard drive.
Then you will have an uncertified HDD on the console and everything that doesn't work (like TW3's performance or crashes) will make you wonder if it has anything to do with the HDD. It is a very specific model that the devs code for, so I all into keeping the console as unmodified as possible.
The hdd that ships with the ps4 is old, like really old..... Almost anything you out into it will be better than what it shipped with.
Why force people to spend extra money to upgrade?
NO reason for a newer model for those that actually have PS4's. Agreed. But for gamers as a whole, it makes sense to up the space through out the gen as to give developers a clearer picture as to how much space they can take up with a game. You could have 30 million PS4s....doesn't mean you know how many have the space for certain games. I feel it makes sense an I actually upgraded my HDD to a 1TB. Also to your point, upgrading is a choice, I didn't even need to upgrade, i have many PS4 games and merely just deleted the games I wasn't going to play in a long while (ie installs) and....thats it. I only got a 1TB actually because I recently got a second PS3 for one of my rooms and wanted a 500GB drive and was like "why the hell should I get a new hdd for the 160gb PS3, why don't I get a new hdd for the PS4 and just replace it with the PS4 hdd". Thus...I didn't even NEED a new PS4 HDD, just made more sense to put it in my PS3 at the time. If I needed to, I very much could have just got rid of many installs of games I don't play all the time. ie Done with Knack, Killzone, Infamous, FF Type Zero, Destiny and a few others. I'm only currently playing Evil Within and BF4 on the daily. I don't get why some would leave installs of games they don't play daily, I don't get those that just buy digital. Games take up a HUGE amount of space, take a long time to download, and if you need room and have to delete it, clearly takes a long time to redownload vs installs. I agree to upgrade if you want more space as it varies, I agree to Sony upping the HDD space on newer models too though.
Dude, devs do not code for specific HDDs. They could for a general performance target aka 5400RPM but that still doesn't make your upgrade to 7200RPM any less effective. I would never game on PS4 without a 7200 lol. You have no idea what you are on about.
Ya I was talking to the guy I replied to (hence "reply") not saying in general. He was saying he wants the newer model just for a 1 tb hdd. Spending 400$ for a new console with a bigger hdd would be foolish when it is fully upgradable. Did anyone think they weren't going to increase storage size over this gen?
I agree though it's a piece of cake to deinstall and reinstall games on the PS4.
And downloading the patches, again.
I already have 2tb ;-)
Same here, got my PS4 then got a 2TB the week after. Should see me through this gen, even if I have gone all digital :)
Now this is what a megaton announcement is! PS4 is gonna take the year by storm further than it already has past the competition. I say 35 - 40 million by the end of this year for PS4. Battlefront marketing (best TPS/FPS this year) and unannounced games will surely seal the deal with a price drop and added internal storage (no one likes giant bricks next to their console...well the majority for sure don't). I'm sure I'll get a bunch of sales don't matter comments. But sales = support. Support = more exclusive content and games. Simple fact.
You also forget the most popular FPS in the world Call of Duty Black Ops 3
Hardly "megaton". Bigger hard drive and potentially dropping the price of the older SKU, yeah, like thats never happened before.
Well that ruins the surprise announcement, what's next.
If this was their surprise announcement, then it's gonna be a sad E3
Haters, press a dam button to disagree but can't say why.
Standard practices. Xbox One already have 1tb before in the Advanced Warfare Bundle. XB1 and PS4 will both have 1tb upgrade on their SKU soon.
OMG YES! i've been waiting for this! Please price this at $400
hmmm... $349 for 500gb $400 for 1tb?
Sounds more than fair. Same for MS would be cool. Current price for 1TB, $50 less for 500GB.
It's a juicy contradiction, like scotch koreans...
I just want a 20th anniversary PS4 is that too much to ask? Will totally pay 399 for it. If i must i'll take a sleek and dangerous silver, laser etched Batman PS4 as CONSOLE-ation. If anyone's giving away a glacier Destiny PS4 ill take it i suppose. Suddenly my black launch PS4 just doesn't seem very cool. The black launch PS4 hates itself. Willing to trade a dirty launch 360 that doesn't read disks for a Cl4pTrap in a box! 360 includes Dark Sector, Borderlands 1 and the ncaa football game with Tim Tebow on it. Oh and gta IV.
I had a white one and I had to return it because it looked so odd next to my TV, black is still the best imo
Picking up a 1TB if true, passing my 500gb on to my daughter.
External HDD support would be even better for me
You said it!!
I still plan to buy a 1TB SSD in a couple of years. Meanwhile I hope to get a job this summer so I can get a 2TB Hybrid Drive if possible/comptaible.
Probable permanent price reduction of 500 GB model and then the introduction of a 1 TB model at the current MSRP. The power reduction is probably the downsizing of the chip size to a smaller scale. Hence the ability to offer the price reduction. Nice to see as this generation needs more storage space.
If there's a price reduction on the 500GB, it's probably going to be to clear out stock. I doubt they'll keep making them. 500GB drives are going to become harder to find, and it may even be likely that they've already ceased production...not unlike how you can't find new drives less than 250GB's now. Overall, if a 1TB is the same price to the manufactuer as a 500GB(with a 500GB possibly even being more) why not just go with the bigger one?
The continuation of the 500GB would give another option to consumers. Consumer choice is not bad.
Nope, choice is good. But realistically 500GB drives are going to be phased out within the next year or two, and likely become more expensive than the bigger drives. That's what happened with 250GB's before the launch of this gen, and drives are becoming bigger faster. Nothing wrong with choice, but from a production/financial standpoint, I don't see the 500GB continuing once they reduce the price for those systems, because there is more profit in a 1TB at $50 more.
why do you guys care if there is a 1tb ps4 its not like the xbox where you cant swap out your hdd for a new one ps4 500gb is fine and you just buy your own hdd max your profit sony an keep it stock
You do know Xbox made it better by letting us use external hdds. Now I can use the internal hdd I paid for along with the games on my external. I can also bring my external to a friends house and easily play anything from my collection.
I just bought my PS4 last month... :(
Alternatively, they could just phase out the current $400 models and only have the 1TB on the market. Honestly, 500 GB just wasn't cutting it. Especially with PlayStation Plus.
I was going to buy a PS4 soon. Thank god I hold up. I just hope it's available as soon as they announce it.
I already have a launch PS4 but Sony should really consider adding another USB port. With the gold Headset taking up a permanent spot, it's really limited.
Last started with 20GB as standard then ended with 500GB as standard. It wouldn't surprise me if current gen ended with 12TB as the standard.
I already have a 1tb hybrid drive so this doesnt matter much. If they release a version with better wifi card and other upgrades I will be interested in another ps4