New PS4 Model Announced

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  1. Nathan Drake
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    Sony has just announced a new PS4 model launching first in Japan at the end of this month, and in other territories later on. This is the CUH-1200 series and brings the following differences:

    Weight reduced by 10%
    Power consumption down by 8%
    HDD cover now has same matte finish as the rest of the system

    It isn't entirely new, so it is coming with the same 500GB HDD with the suggested retail price of $399/€399. It has not been stated whether the US will actually be getting the standalone glacier white system as an option, as it is currently only available as part of the Destiny bundle in the US.

    In related news, starting on July 15th, the 1TB model of the PS4 will be available in select Europe and PAL territories. This will be the standard design and offer no changes except for the higher capacity HDD. According to a Playstation France Facebook post the price will be the same as the 500GB model, heavily implying an incoming 500GB model price drop.

    To sum up:
    - A new more uniform PS4 model is coming probably to mostly silently replace current models on the market
    - The 1TB model finally has a release date for Europe with other regions waiting on an announcement, although it will not have any of the new revisions at launch

    :arrow: Official Sony Press Release (New Model)
    :arrow: Playstation Blog - Europe (1TB model)
     
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    Eh. Neat, I guess. A price drop for the new model would've been nice, but whatevs.
     
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    The white version looks sexy as ever.

    There was an update announced for my ps4 as well, it was me opening up the cover and installing a TB harddrive. Thanks Sony
     
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    heh i see another variant after a year 30% slimmer
     
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    Next up, PS4 Slim with a top loader :tpi:
     
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    PAH i've had a 2tb in mine from day one
     
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    I hope PS4 comes to Malaysia soon, just after other countries! The best 1TB storage ever!!!
     
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    Haha yeah that would be...

    What a minute

    but seriously I would buy a fatter model if it meant I could have ps3 backwards compatibly.
     
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    the ps4 already has it they call it psnNOW where you pay by the hour! :P
     
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    I was hoping for a Slim redesign because the disc slot isn't visible (disc could be damaged slightly if not put properly) and as it seems to use USB sticks they have to be thin. :-/
     
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    While power usage reductions are always welcome, why does anyone care about the size and weight of a home console? Are that many people routinely transporting their systems?
     
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    They have to make some cosmetic changes for it to be "new". If it was just the power consumption alone it would not have been newsworthy and thus not worth doing.
     
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    Speak for yourself. I couldn't give less of a [expletive] how much power it uses unless it's blowing fuses or something like that.

    I dunno about weight, but size is a major concern in Japan. Their homes are pretty cramped, apparently.
     
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    Wake me up when they drop the price k?
     
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    Do we start calling the original PS4 fat now. :lol:
     
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    Weight reduced by 10% -- no one cares except the elderly.
    Power consumption down by 8% -- if this means less heat then good.
    HDD cover now has same matte finish as the rest of the system -- this is the best improvement. Either all gloss or matte is the way to go.
     
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    Seems like launching the old version with 1TB and the new version with 500GB is a bit backwards from what I'd expect...
     
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    I don't know why anyone would buy a first version playstation model. Sony's track record, when it comes to quality control for gaming consoles, is piss poor. My fat model PS3 suffered a YLOD. And a PS2 I bought shortly after launch broke down within a year or two.

    Building consoles that are built to last is something Nintendo is MUCH better at.