Looks like the bluray drive might have been removed.
It's 300 grams lighter, uses 200 less mA, and uses 20 less watts according to the other image. Those line up practically perfectly with the specs of a disc drive.
Forgot 0.3 KG lighter and with a 230 W power source instead of 250 W.
It doesn't seem to be a redesign, tho, just internal change, as they incremented the second digit of the product code and not the first.
I guess it being lighter comes from the slimmer/smaller PSU?
Would be cool if they announced a network-only (non-BD) alternative version at some point.
In that case 1TB should be the starting point imo.
Why external storage when you can put any 2.5" HDD directly into the PS4? Way better solution imo and you can improve loading speed aswell with SSHD or SSD. But nice FUD thanks
$349 - 500GB, TLOU bundle, standard unit.
$399 - 1TB, "special" bundle (your Assassin's Creeds, your Far Crys), elite unit.
Why external storage when you can put any 2.5" HDD directly into the PS4?
Still would be too expensive. $350 isn't enough of a price drop to bring the more casual gamers on board. Needs to hit that $299 sweet spot, and the difference in price between 500gb and 1tb is almost nothing.
$299 1tb with a game (tlou or something else from their 1st party portfolio).
Because the bay already has a drive in it. You cannot add storage to a PS4, only replace it. I buy a TB HDD and Its a better value if I were to use it on my One or U because I am adding a TV; if I use that same disk one PS4, I have to remove the stock one, and am only gaining .5 TB, reducing my value by half!
That and isn't the PS4 Sata 3, making USB 3.0 faster? USB support also means keep adding disks, and never delete a game again.
Why would you NOT want to be able to add storage to your console, specially when both competitor consoles do just that?
Game installs are fully automatic you can't intervene outside of removing the install source(eject disc/disconnect). You can manually delete every game. Physical games only require a few seconds before the install has processed far enough to be played. Once a game reaches that point the installation is hidden from the users view.Okay, I don't own a PS4, will one day, but not until next year at the earliest. I want them to add the ability to add storage so badly. That being said, how exactly does data management work. Can you full install any game before playing, can you make it so you manually delete and install every game? How is save data handled if you do not and will not get Plus?
Game installs are fully automatic you can't intervene outside of removing the install source(eject disc/disconnect). You can manually delete every game. Physical games only require a few seconds before the install has processed far enough to be played. Once a game reaches that point the installation is hidden from the users view.
Don't know what happens when you just let it sit there. Never tried that. But the drive is not that loud and the noise produced is easily drowned by the sound from the game.Wow, I really don't like that. So there is no way to play a game without the drive constantly spinning save for a verification spin? What about if you wait like an hour before playing?
Thank you for answering the questions though, helps me a out a lot in what to expect when I get mine for Uncharted 4.