GameStop started selling PS4 consoles from its “premium refurbished” batch with a “supercharged” label and a 2 terabyte hard disk drive built in.
at 430$ it would be a solid price but at that price i still consider it a ripoff
What is the price? Dualshockers has the worst mobile site I can only see half the article
470$ is actually a great deal. A 1.5 TB HDD is over 100$ and the 2TB is significantly more expensive. I would have bought this rather than a new one.
@UltimateMaster: you can easily find 2TB 2.5 HDDs for under 100 now.
That's not a terrible price considering you don't have to do the work. I personally wouldn't buy it, but I can see how it would appeal to someone.
@Abriael Really? Well, I haven't checked prices in a while. I bought my 1.5TB before the PS4 came out and 2TB was kinda hard to find, except in Europe. But yeah, if the price is under 100$, then yeah it is a rip off, especially since they only give you 200$ for your console anyway.
Well Abriel, unless the very last update from Sony changed matters, I wouldn't be offering that advice. Anything above 2TB in the PS4 causes issues with Pause and Play. Basically you pause the system but when you try to resume from sleep mode the system acts as if you cut the power without fully shutting the system down. The PS4 can use larger HDDs, you just have to forego the ability to use that particular feature. I think Jim Sterling mentioned this, oh wait...
Seagate 2TB is sometimes 99 on Amazon. Meaning US can probably snag one for 70 or 80? This isn't a bad deal.
That price makes me suspect that they used a cheap HDD.
Still a good price my 2tb ran 100 so its still 20$ under market. Only thing is its used. Never buy a used console. Smh
Ya it's a rip at that price, but to someone who is afraid to do it (don't know why but there are plenty of people who are) it's a legitimate option.
Considering what GS often does overcharge for some things, it's actually rather moderate for them. I wouldn't say a complete rip off. They're charging MSRP for the hard drive, which is higher than you can usually find them for, but more often than not going into a store, a 2TB drive like that would run $100-120. It's those that shop online for deals which routinely get them for around $70-80. I mean, if one did it themselves they'd have a 500GB HD extra laying around....which makes a good back up, or could throw it into a laptop if you have one.
You're really not getting the benefits of hard drive replacement unless you're going to step up to SSD. The hybrid drives are ok, but their performance increase over stock is marginal, but if all you care about is the extra drive space, then I guess hybrid could be worth it for some.
As far as the ps4 is concerned there is no reason to spend 150-300 to put a ssd in the ps4. Hybrids have been shown to be within seconds of a ssd in read and write speed. (again as far as ps4 is concerned) Your better off spending the money on a larger capacity drive (hybrid or regular)
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Just a ripoff. I have a 1TB right now and it legit took me less the 12 minutes to install. Easy, painless and much cheaper them Gamestop I assure you.
* How is it super charged ? Are they talking about supercharging the money ? Charge would indicate more power would it not ? Yet it's not more powerful.....it's just more roomy.
What world do you live in where you think you can get over 3x the standard storage space for another 50 dollars? I could be wrong about this but at least when I last checked a used PS4 for 380? so for another 100 on top of that you get a 2 TB HDD instead? Keep in mind refurbished isn't used. You are far less likely to have an issue with a refurbished console then a used one. I used to work for Gamestop but never will again and frankly I don't buy any systems used ever unless they are discontinued or something but when taking in returns the amount of used system returns compared to refurbished system returns was night and day. Refurbished basically means the warehouse took a defective system opened it up and replaced any parts that were broken or looked like they were about to break. This is an extreme example because we all know how bad the failure rate is on the 360 It really doesn't matter whether you have the older system or a slim. If you have the older system it's the fan, power brick or disk drive if you have the newer one it's the power brick. 9/10 chance a used system will eventually find its way back returned. probably about a 3 or 4 out of 10 chance a refurbished one would. The only time I recommend getting a used system at all (of course this wasn't the case when I was working there just in my own personal opinion is if either A. The system is discontinued and thus cannot be purchased new anymore in retail B. Some kind of huge deal with multiple controllers and games and whatnot none of that get 4 5 dollar games nonsense though. I mean like when they bundle two practically brand new games and another controller for like another 20 bucks or something. C. Both criteria If you remember back when the PS3 and 360 first started offering expanded harddrives the price difference was 100 dollar difference for double the hdd space. This is 4 times the space standard has. so ya I would actually recommend it. IF you refuse to buy new I still recommend new for systems always.
They should sell cheap PS3's with 2TB already installed
What on earth would you use a 2TB disk on a PS3 for unless it was to put on ripped movies. Streaming would be a much better solution. I have a 160GB PS3 and an original 60GB BC PS3 and well over 100 games and have never filled up my disks. I won't deny that there are some games that do install many GB onto the disk but I don't have them nor am I interested in playing them. Even though I don't have a PS4 yet for a variety of reasons and cost is not one of them I would be very tempted if the console came out with a 7200rpm drive preferably 1TB or more. Note: The difference between a 7200rpm and 5400rmp drive is only a few dollars and you do get over 20% improvement in performance. As for SSD's well they are very fast however a 1TB SSD costs more than a PS4.
If anyone has alot of Plus PS3 games then it would be useful. I still use my stock 250gb PS3 and i'm always deleting stuff for something else. 2TB drives are cheap enough to do this with a PS3 and PS4. 7200rpm drives produce more heat, but an SSHD is a good compromise.
I agree that one doesn't really NEED to have 2 TBs, I have 1TB and its just fine for me as I just buy disk based and delete the install of games I'm done with, but I can see someone wanting a 2TB if they already have a solid digital collection. Mind you, 2TB is not that much more money then 1TB now days. I'm just waiting for higher space to come out with 2.5 HDDs to actually upgrade.
7200 rpm has little to no effect check the youtube speed comparisons on ps4 even ssd its not worth the extra money for 2-5 seconds faster search youtube for ps4 hdd speed comparison
Its a refurbished ps4.. I'd rather buy new and upgrade the hard drive myself. A 2 tb can't be but $100 or so... So that's not much savings considering its a previously broken unit...
Here you go http://www.newegg.com/Produ...
gamestop has made a living off idiots and this no different. A refrub is $359 so youre buying a ps4 with isues that may have or may not been fixed properly and paying $120 for a 2tb drive. Maybe sony sees this and offers expandable external memory. I got a 2tb for $79 off amazon,plugs into the xbox hangs out behind under the tv stand and works fine,getting a 2nd xbox (forza 6 bundle) which comes with a 1 tb but its easy to swap and move games to both consoles this way.
Wait, so you're saying gamestop makes money off idiots, yet you're buying a second X1? Right.
So buying another Xbox makes him an idiot. Or you jealous he can afford to? By the end of the yr I'll have three xbox ones in my home. Which makes me the King of Idiots!
@bakpain "Which makes me the King of Idiots!" well i want gonna be the one to say it so im glad you did.
I can't stand gamestop man, I never ever do business with them if I can help it.
I just wish they would support external hard drives it would be a lot better and easier for that matter. I have a 2tb hard drive with 500gb left and it's running out fast!! /:
Well it depends on what type of games you like and their install size as well as the choice of a digital download or media install. Choosing digital download is maybe convenient but you are dependent on your internet connection while physical media is dependent on your BD reader which in the majority of cases is much faster than an internet connection. Basically it's your choice, your money and your time.
@nitus But wouldn't it be much better to be able to top up your storage space with external hard drives? There wouldn't be any need to delete things then would there?
I'm paranoid but... Pretty sure that console from Gamestop would also be supercharged to spy on you a lot harder than it already does. I'm paranoid though, like I said.
Not a bad deal. If you've never heard of Newegg.com
A used console with an upgraded HDD for $470!? F that! That's $507.60 with tax... http://www.amazon.com/Seaga... Amazon is $497.88, no tax and free shipping with a 2TB HDD and a NEW PS4 with Batman Arkham Knight...Sorry, but you're an idiot to buy this "deal."
I got a brand new white PS4 in Australia with gow3 the new batman game and the order for $250 AUS, thats about 200 USD
Are you sure it's not PS3? ;)
No i don't think the order would run on the ps3 which I have been playing today.
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While the price is nice that's way too slow. Since the hard drive is the only performance part that you can upgrade, going for a 7200 RPM is well worth it.
7200 rpm has little to no effect check the youtube speed comparisons on ps4 even ssd its not worth the extra money for 2-5 seconds faster
Most PS4 loyal supporters will buy 3 of each :)
I'm not a ps4 owner, but why don't they just add external HD support? It saves the hassle of having to replace one drive for another and having to reinstate an old drive to play games on the previous HDD. Sure that is straightforward?
I think i'd rather have the new 1TB full matt version myself.
If I can fit a SSD inside my ps4 would that lower loading times ?
Yes it will help in games like gtav and such, but IMO unless u have spare $$ its not really worth the diffrences. Look up load time comparisons on youtube they should have a few
Thanks bruh ! You're right it's not worth it .
@UltimateMaster and anyone else interested, I just built my pc 4 months ago and I payed 75$ for my 1Tb WD Hdd :) the 2tb was under 120$ but I went with a seccnd ssd instead :) imo both next gens are to lacking in hdd space, 10 games and u gotta find a usb or sunthn :p :(
Instead of listing it as "supercharged" they should relabel it as "overcharged." You can get a new PS4 without any sale for $400 and it'll include a free game. 2.5" 2TB hard drives can be found for $90 right now, but find one on sale and you'll get one for $70. Same cost and "new" not "used."
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