1 TB PS4 Slim Finally Coming To US

Slim console, big hard drive.

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Sony has announced it's bringing the 1 TB version of its PlayStation 4 Slim to US stores "this month."

The company announced the news on Twitter, at the same time as confirming the console's price as $300. That's the same MSRP as the current 500 GB model, though it routinely sells for less. It's not yet clear if this new 1 TB version will be an alternative to the 500 GB device or if it will replace it.

The 1 TB variant had not been available in the United States until this point, despite it coming to Europe in September of last year. The original launch of the PS4 Slim came shortly after Microsoft released the slimmed-down Xbox One S, which also starts at $300. For more on the two consoles, check out GameSpot's comparison gallery.

Since then, the PS4 Pro--which also contains a 1 TB hard drive--has been released, while Xbox's Project Scorpio is gearing up for launch later this year. We recently learned a lot more about Microsoft's upcoming mid-generation upgrade, including its full specs, what its devkit looks like, and why it's coming around a year after PS4 Pro.

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spartanx169x

Is there any chance that Sony announces another console that is even better than the Pro at E3? I want the pro but if a PS5 comes out next year, then I will just wait.

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Gaminsincepong

@spartanx169x: No. Get a pro. You know as well as I do that as soon as Sony starts working on PS5, it will get "leaked" and you will know about it. If they do make a ps5, it will be 2019/2020 before we can buy it.

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JoshRMeyer

@gaminsincepong: I think they might mention something vague about it, kinda how MS did about scorpio. Not to inform you about the console, but to take a little hype away from scorpio. It's basically what MS did, but Sony's turn. I'm thinking 2019 date still, with no time line other than that announced (so it could be anytime that year, and Sony can decide based on hardware prices, etc when the best time to release it would be)

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Gaminsincepong

@joshrmeyer: You might be right. But if they do show a new ps, they better make it backward compatable, or there will be salt. Makes no sense to release a new console this early and have zero backward compatability. The devs wouldnt like it either.

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JoshRMeyer

@gaminsincepong: I can't think of a reason it wouldn't be backwards compatible. The architecture is just like a PC now. I'm pretty sure Sony is going the same route MS is going... as in, games will run on different machines, buy the one you can afford or desire to have.

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runstalker

@gaminsincepongPlus, second gen Pro upgrades this summer will be more accomplished than the first wave, which kind of ran the spectrum from really impressive to meh, they barely touched it.

It was all rather experimental there for the first few months, and few developers really tapped the new config for its best case potential.:

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spartanx169x

@gaminsincepong: I went looking after posting the comment. There are already rumors. see

https://marketexclusive.com/sony-playstation-5-rumors-release-date/92341/

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SodApOpPIMPski

@spartanx169x: I would bet my life that is a complete lie

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spartanx169x

@sodapoppimpski: well I think the 10 Terraflops seems to be a stretch given the cost of curent cards that are capabale of that. At today's prices it would cuase the PS5 to be in the $600 range if not more and that is assuming wholesale prices of the cards no retail. However in two years its possible, you can get the graphics quality of the GTX970 for roughly $150 less with the GTX 1060. Depending on what advancements are made between now and then(2019) maybe a $500 console? Thats a big maybe. Heck Sony could go with a 8 terraflops of power and still make the claim as being the most powerful. graphics power aside. Sony has to be at least planning for the next replacement. Will they actually wait to see how scorpio does before responding? Maybe. But if it does well before they respond then that could push the PS5 out to 2020. Thats a big risk. Sony is in a comfortable lead. But that does not guarantee they will remain in the lead. the PS3 came out a year later and was more poweful , but suffered sales for 2/3 of that generation. They caught up. But still, Do they really want to be in that position again? Microsoft has shown that every other generation of what they make typically does very well. Original xbox soso in sales. 360 a huge hit. XB1 lagging sales, Scorpio.... remains to be seen .But look at windows - XP did well, Vista- terrible, Windows 7, GREAT, windows 8 terrible, Win 10 GREAT. It stands to reason scorpio can do well. So now its Sony's move. Will be interesting to see what happens over the next 12 to 18 months.

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JoshRMeyer

@spartanx169x: Well in 3 years, they went from 1.8 tflops to 4.2, a 2.5 times improvement. So by 2019 or 2020 10 tflops is definitely doable, even for $399.

BTW: Xbox sold like 25 million compared to its competitions 155 million. Would call that so so lol. Don't forget that scorpio is still this generation, it's an xbox one.

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everson_rm

@spartanx169x: Good read man!

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SodApOpPIMPski

@spartanx169x: Sony isn't releasing ps5 any earlier than 2020 is my point. Then Microsoft will be in line to release there new console and so on. You are going to be looking at 3 year increments for consoles

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NativePixel

@spartanx169x: what? What kind of sense does that make man?

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spartanx169x

@nativepixel: there is actually a few articles as of this week that are saying that Sony is currently working on the PS5. So its entirely within reason that they could announce something. I actually went looking after posting this comment.

See:

https://marketexclusive.com/sony-playstation-5-rumors-release-date/92341/

the article while nothing definitive seems reasonable.

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spartanx169x

@sellingthings: I've got a plain PS4. But considering upgrading to a slim or a pro. I travel A LOT and the smaller console would be very beneficial .

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martintule24

@spartanx169x: just buy a ps vita and play your ps4 from there.

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spartanx169x

@martintule24: The lag would be unbearable for multiplayer games. i have a Wifi hot spot that i keep with me however I'm not always where I have a reliable signal enough for that. I take my XB1, PS4 and a gaming laptop where ever i go. I travel up and down the east coast with occasional trips out west. I will soon be getting the switch as well. $300 is a small price to pay for a console quality experience on a long flight.

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martintule24

The pro is worth it now with the boost mode and better options even if you don't have a 4k tv.

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videogameninja

The way things are going with digital sales I wouldn’t be surprised if future consoles carried with them a minimum of 1TB if not more.

-JUST ANOTHER BYTE NINJA APPROVED-

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DaVillain-

1TB isn't good enough as it is and it's why I got myself a 2TB for my PS4.

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JoshRMeyer

@davillain-: Ditto... and I don't even own that many games... I'm a little over 1 tb used right now. The part that sucks is I gave away my 500gb hdd, so I can't really trade in my ps4 for the Pro (which isn't that big of deal, but is one big reason I'm not going to upgrade)

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martintule24

@davillain-: same here i had the original with 2tb I installed myself but then upgraded to the pro and just put the same 2tb in. I usually buy the disc to save space myself and 2tb seems like the sweet spot for mu use.

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spartanx169x

@martintule24: Is the pro as easy to upgrade as the plain PS4?

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martintule24

@spartanx169x: yeah pretty much just taking it off you have to push a piece of plastic but basically the same thing

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JoshRMeyer

@spartanx169x: Depends if your Phil Spencer who thinks a screw driver is difficult to use ;)

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spartanx169x

@joshrmeyer: I seem to remember something about that. He implied the average person might struggle with upgrading hardware. While I did upgrade my PS4 when I got it. there was plenty of opportunity for me to screw it up. for example, corrupting the software when loading the new drive, attempting to put in the wrong size drive, losing power while loading the software. But I will also say I actually prfer what XB1 did in allowing USB drives. I now have 4.5 terrabytes of space. - two 2TB drives and one 5ooGb drive. and unlimited ability for more. I hve both consoles and I have to be more selective for what games I keep on my PS4. I will get the pro , IF no new console is announced at E3.

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Ohaidere

Seems like if you're going to buy a PS4 you'd want to go with the pro, especially if this one is only $100 less. $300 is a lil high for a lateral upgrade.

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VanquishRE

@Ohaidere: Absolutely, since the Pro isn't like twice as expensive, I just don't see why not, I mean if you're not using 4K now you might later down the line, games downsample from higher res or actually run at 1080p or run at a higher framerate. Not to mention VR games will look more like the PC versions. Though if you already own a PS4 it isn't worth the $400.

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JoshRMeyer

@vanquishre: I think it's crazy also that people wouldn't get the Pro if they were getting their first ps4. Now that the hdd space is the same, it's a little more understandable... but they also have external hdd support now so who really needs the 1 tb? It's a nice add in, but I'd still go with a Pro for only $100 more.

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jerjef

@joshrmeyer: Well you kinda answered your own question there. For some it's not "only $100". Given the minimal difference between the standard and pro, it's not really worth it. It's primary selling feature is the much better VR experience, which again is another chunk of change.

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JoshRMeyer

@jerjef: Kinda curious how you and many others say it's a minimal difference? It's more of a difference than scorpio to Pro, and the same people say that it'll blow away the Pro, and it'll probably cost $100 more just like the Pro does to the ps4. The power is there, just not many developers are using it yet.

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Daveof89

@Ohaidere: Because $100 isn't worth it for people who don't have 4k tvs, or just don't care about 4k in general, which personally, I think is way overhyped, especially in gaming.

I JUST bought a ps4 slim off ebay (new in box). It's coming tomorrow. I spent $400, and I got:

- PS4 slim uncharted 4 bundle

- Extra dualshock 4 controller

- PS4 gold headset

- 2 slot charging station

- Little Big Planet 3, TLOU remastered, Minecraft ps4 edition, Madden 17, NBA 2k17

I could have bought a PS4 pro with... nothing... but I got everything listed above instead, and it's all new in box. I'll take the extra accessories and 6 games over a slight graphics enhancement and better loading times any day.

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JoshRMeyer

@Daveof89: I only count 5 games.. combined worth maybe $50. The other stuff a steal though. I can understand your reasoning if you can get a deal like this, but if someone's if just buying a console, I'd go with Pro... 4k tvs are getting so cheap now... even the 65" ones!

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Daveof89

@joshrmeyer: Uncharted 4 comes in the bundle ;)

Technically, I could probably piece out everything and make a profit, but I do want some of those things.

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JoshRMeyer

@Daveof89: Dammnnn ok that's a nice deal. A little off topic, but I just preordered a Samsung Galaxy S8+, and the freebies, and discounts are amazing. On top of all the free stuff I'll be getting (I'm also getting the $99 deal), bestbuy emailed me a coupon for an extra $100 off. Not sure if this is Samsungs way of making up for those exploding batteries, but I'm happy with the deals.

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Gaminsincepong

@Daveof89: The Pro upgrade is worth it. But you did get a great deal with what you said. A 1 TB external goes for around 50 bucks. Not a bad investment to make

Enjoy your new console!.

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martintule24

@Daveof89: I would have still gotten the pro for the memory upgrade, and boost mode which improves the early games before the pro came out. It comes with a headset already and you can always find deals on those games. Little big planet was free already on plus, so was the 2k16 (which isn't that old) and the last of us could be found under 15. You will run out of space with that 500gb and will have to buy extra storage. I would return it and buy the ps4 pro.

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Daveof89

@martintule24: Nahh bro. I plan to straight up sell the sports games + minecraft on ebay for $30-$40, bringing my cost down some. 500gb is enough to keep 9 or 10 AAA games installed, and really, I could get a 1tb drive for $40-$50 if I wanted.

I'm not too picky when it comes to console graphics. I play multi-plats on my 1080 gtx, so the ps4 is just for exclusives.

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martintule24

@Daveof89: That makes sense but the exclusives run better on the pro like horizon zero dawn, nier automata, street fighter 5 etc.

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Daveof89

@martintule24: As long as it maintains a playable framerate, I have no qualms with it. I might get a pro someday when the price drops lower, but for now, I'm just happy to own all three consoles. I'm not anticipating buying a scorpio either, as my gtx 1080 already destroys it.

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gotrekfabian

@Ohaidere: My sentiments exactly. Why bother with the 'lesser' model when you can have better performance for a little more. Even more of a no brainer if you are considering VR as well.

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runstalker

@gotrekfabianThe Pro runs nice and quiet too.:

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SodApOpPIMPski

@runstalker: thats good, my ps4 sounds like a jet engine

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JoshRMeyer

@sodapoppimpski: I've only noticed that on 1 game, dragons age while it's loading levels. I guess the tv sound drowns out the ps4 or something.

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SodApOpPIMPski

@joshrmeyer: every disc game I played it was super loud but somehow it got louder when playing a digital copy of the division, an all online game. I sold it anyway

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JoshRMeyer

@sodapoppimpski: Weird... I've only bought one disc game (destiny) and my ps4 would randomly, literally, spit it out while I was playing or in the middle of the night. Freaked me out. Took the ps4 apart and put a piece of black electrical tape over the sensor to eject. Now I can only eject using the controller, which doesn't bother me. I think I got the second model of ps4s (bought it like 3-4 months after launch) because none of the rubber on my sticks have even came close to coming off, and I've played the crap out of the controllers. Broke the bumper on one controller playing FFXIV... easy fix and cost less than $2 off amazon. But like I said, for some reason I don't get that jet sound people talk about except for playing DA:I.

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