AfterDawn: Tech news

PS4 features upgradable 500GB HDD

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Jun 2013 13:35 User comments (5)

PS4 features upgradable 500GB HDD Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 (PS4) console will come with an upgradable 500GB hard disk drive, it has been confirmed.
The next generation of PlayStation gaming was shown off at E3 last night, and received a generally positive response from the industry.

Sony today released some more information (through its Japan sites) about the upcoming console, including that it will feature a 500GB HDD as standard, which is the same internal storage that will come with an Xbox One console. Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment, also confirmed that owners can choose to upgrade the internal storage, same as with the PS3 console.

A PlayStation Eye camera has also been priced at $60 (one will not be included with the console), which additional DualShock 4 controllers will retail also for $60.

More Info (JP, PDF): Sony Japan

Previous Next  

5 user comments

111.6.2013 14:12

Now if they would say the console was 100% backwards compatible and would work with every PS2/PS3 controler they would have this in the bag.

211.6.2013 14:23

Originally posted by Qliphah:
Now if they would say the console was 100% backwards compatible and would work with every PS2/PS3 controler they would have this in the bag.

Hardware architecture change will make that pretty much unlikely. Only some PS3's came with the emotion engine capability for PS2 as well but it was stripped later, wasn't it? In this case, I'd say backwards compatibility will be provided through cloud streaming, if anything.

311.6.2013 15:12

Nice, Amazon's $100 price tag on controllers for PSIV is bloated. Nice to see have Sony confirm the MRSP on those.

412.6.2013 0:34

wait a minute the controllers all have motion tracking which is required for the controller to function so you have to purchase a camera in order to play games

512.6.2013 13:44

Well, that answers that question.

Full steam ahead.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive