Neoseeker : News : Sony teases size of PlayStation 4 hard drive, calls it "very large"
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Tenklis Mar 27, 13
I assume next gen digital downloads will eat up a lot more room as well. I would be happy with 1-2TB
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Zombie_Barioth Mar 27, 13
quote Shadow of Death
I can see 1TB lasting for a while though. It's less of a jump from PS3 to PS4 than it was from PS2 to PS3, so I don't imagine game file sizes getting monstrously bigger, maybe 40GB in extreme situations. With 1TB, you could hold hold over 20 games of that size, even with the 'actual size' accounted for.
Thats what I was thinking, since dual-layered blu ray disks currently being used are 50GB. The only people that might want more space are those who will use their PS4 for more than just games but even 1.5TB is probably pushing it.
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ashantiqua Mar 27, 13
I dont know guys. I think the wii u has it right at 32gb.
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Fragment of Chaos Mar 27, 13
I mean considering they're charging $100 for a 32GB memory card for the Vita, I'm not really expecting much. Most likely 400-500GB at the largest.
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Yay4sean Mar 27, 13
Sony's Vita would have been so much better if they had just used SD cards or something... Their price for an exclusive card which is no more functional than a standard SD card is lame. Such a scam
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Northern49 Mar 28, 13
The bigger it is, they more data you lose when it dies.
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SpaceWalker Mar 28, 13
500 GB minimum on a "deluxe" model, maybe 1 TB if we're lucky. That's what I'm expecting. 1 TB for a console might be a bit over-the-top for expectations though, especially considering this is Sony.
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Shadow of Death Mar 28, 13
quote SpaceWalker
500 GB minimum on a "deluxe" model, maybe 1 TB if we're lucky. That's what I'm expecting. 1 TB for a console might be a bit over-the-top for expectations though, especially considering this is Sony.
They already have 500GB consoles, and considering they're calling it "Very large", most likely they're not going to disappoint with HDDs smaller than current gen options (well, aftermarket HDDs aside of course).

Could be wrong though.
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SpaceWalker Mar 28, 13
Yeah but Sony seems to disappoint us very often with their hardware, Blu-Ray graphics excluded of course, so i'm dubious as to a 1 TB hard drive on launch. I hope i'm wrong and it really is that big but I'm not getting my hopes up.
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HU1CH13 Mar 28, 13
People who think 1TB as bare minimum is overkill are pretty deluded.
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Metallica Mar 28, 13
quote AznLiquid
They're pushing digital games and some current gen titles are already hitting 20GB. Anything less than 2TB would be an embarrassment.
Pretty much this, although 1TB wouldn't be disappointing at all.
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AznLiquid Mar 28, 13
quote Yay4sean
Honestly, 1 TB would be more than enough. I have about 600 GB on my desktop, and I have not filled that up. I do not need my console's primary HD to have every bit of every download ever. Games are no more than 20GB, giving you at least 50 games. Would you ever have 50 games for your PS4? If you did, I'm pretty sure you could just buy another 1TB HDD for like, $100?

Don't waste money on excessive HDD's.
Sony is really pushing digital downloads though, even showing off the ability to play a game while it's downloading. 20 GB is what current gen games are hitting, that number is only going to increase with the next gen engines and how big those worlds will be. I'm sure 1TB will be less than 50 games.


HDDs are cheap as *bleep* to manufacture these days. It would be another story if Sony went with solid state drives, but that's unlikely.
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BlackLabel Mar 29, 13
quote Shadow of Death
MS will need an even bigger HDD than Sony though, if reports are true (Can't play games via Disk, everything needs to be installed and you need a code, so basically it becomes like a PC games setup).
Sony have already stated that you can play games while they install from the disc. Now while it may be optional on the PS4, it will probably end up as a necessity. I mean the Blu-Ray drive in the PS4 is 3x faster, but is that fast enough to allow optimal streaming from disc to eliminate load-times? Possibly, though I think both consoles are built around installing your whole collection to HDD. So with that said and both systems shipping with Blu-Ray, we could have 50Gb installs as common place 1-2Tb will have to be standard in both systems.
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Yogurt Mar 29, 13
500GB is more than enough for me. I'm fine with my PS3 from 2006. There's no point to me in paying extra when you can just delete your game's utility data to free up space. Although, considering how much space you can get per pound these days, and how much that space is worth (in terms of game sizes, etc) then extra space doesn't cost that much at all. However, with new releases especially, every little price deduction helps. I would take a 500GB HDD over a 2TB HDD to save money and just have to delete data.
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dilute Apr 7, 13
This time, Sony is thinking really high.
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