Sony has delivered the official finalized spec sheet for the PlayStation 4, detailing what gamers can find in their very own consoles when they become available next month.
Sony’s most recent news updates have shed light on a variety of topics, giving gamers a look at what the Japanese gaming giant has in store next month. So far a release for the PlayStation App has been dated, and Sony has delved into the specifics of the PS4’s 300mb launch day update, which adds in features like facial recognition with the PS Camera as well as sharing and spectating modes.
Now the overseas console-maker has delivered the final specs of the PlayStation 4, giving gamers a look at what’s inside the blue retail box as well as the console’s sleek trapezoidal shell.
The finalized specs haven’t strayed from the previously revealed sheets, and as we see the PlayStation 4 comes bundled with all of the cords needed to get up and running, as well as a mono earbud-and-mic headset.
Hopefully we’ll see Sony go into some greater detail about the PS4’s HDD itself, including speeds and other factors rather than its storage capacity. Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida previously revealed that gamers won’t be able to use external HDD’s for game installs–instead we’ll have to stick with the console’s internal 500GB hard disk.
While 500GB may sound like a lot of space, Sony UK exec Fergal Gara said that the digital download of Killzone: Shadow Fall is somewhere around 50GB, which is a good portion of the console’s space just for one game.
Whether or not this is the norm for PS4 digital titles remains to be seen, but it serves as an indicator that gamers will fill up their hard disk pretty fast–and they might want to pick up a better broadband internet connection along with an external drive.
Maybe we’ll see Sony deliver updates on which third-party eternal drives are compatible with the PS4 sometime soon, and well probably see first-party PlayStation-branded expanded memory modules sometime in the future as well. For hardcore gamers, 500GB might not cut it, and if Sony’s stance on no internal game installs doesn’t change gamers will have to use external drives for everything else but gaming–HD movies & TV shows, music, pictures, etc.