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Posted 2/3/17 , edited 2/3/17
It's official! Up to 8TB

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/02/03/ps4-system-software-update-4-50-features-detailed/

i'll grab a USB 3.0 4-5TB external HDD the next time they are on sale on Black Friday-Cyber Monday

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Posted 2/3/17 , edited 2/3/17
Great more proof Microsoft makes better consoles then Sony, the 360 and Xbox one were able to connect to external drives out of the box mate. And they weren't limited to a mere 8TB.
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Posted 2/3/17
external HDD was one of the pros of Xbox One

what's the percentage of consoles gamers will be using more than 8 TB ?

imo.. 2TB is plenty.
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Regardless of who did it first, this is still great news. I buy most of my games digitally these days so it will be nice to have an easy option for backing them up if I'm done playing them for now but may want to return to them later on.

Easy custom wallpaper is also a feature I know I'm going to make a lot of use out of. There are some decent ones on the store as is, but I can't wait to be able to make my own.
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Posted 2/3/17

dulun18 wrote:

external HDD was one of the pros of Xbox One

what's the percentage of consoles gamers will be using more than 8 TB ?

imo.. 2TB is plenty.


Well I am one of them, with all the dlc, add ons, and the games themselves I am up to 13TB of storage at the moment. I don't see the point of clearing up space when external drives are dirt cheap and come in huge storage sizes.
Posted 2/4/17

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Well I am one of them, with all the dlc, add ons, and the games themselves I am up to 13TB of storage at the moment. I don't see the point of clearing up space when external drives are dirt cheap and come in huge storage sizes.


Holy gravy, man.
I have somewhere around 70 Xbox One games and I've not even filled up a 2TB hard drive yet. Then again, I don't play the XB1 too often since I'm not a fan of it (most of the games I could get for it, I have for PS4 Pro which runs faster with better graphics). The main "pro" for XB1 (for me) was the controller. But recently got the Nacon Revolution Pro and I have a Scuf too - so the controllers I have for PS4 have "equaled" the playing field for me.

I've always upgraded the internal storage instead of external. Though, I guess this is good for those who haven't upgraded their PS4 HDD.
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Holy gravy, man.
I have somewhere around 70 Xbox One games and I've not even filled up a 2TB hard drive yet. Then again, I don't play the XB1 too often since I'm not a fan of it (most of the games I could get for it, I have for PS4 Pro which runs faster with better graphics). The main "pro" for XB1 (for me) was the controller. But recently got the Nacon Revolution Pro and I have a Scuf too - so the controllers I have for PS4 have "equaled" the playing field for me.

I've always upgraded the internal storage instead of external. Though, I guess this is good for those who haven't upgraded their PS4 HDD.


What can I say, my collection is huge and entirely digital. I don't own a single hard copy of any Xbox One game at the moment. And to be entirely honest I also have a lot of movies and music on the drive as well. Besides I find while the PS4 does subjectively have slightly better graphics I find the overall image stability better on the Xbox One. I actually hated the stock Xbox one controller though, and I found I had to buy an Elite Controller before I found one I liked for the Xbox One.

I guess it's nice I can finally get more functionality out of my PS4 though. I am just surpised the Japanese are playing catch up yet again when it comes to the technical specs of their hardware though. It's 2017 why is this just a thing now?
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What can I say, my collection is huge and entirely digital. I don't own a single hard copy of any Xbox One game at the moment.


Aha, so that's the difference. On either console, I may have 10-20 digital games altogether (outside of Xbox Gold/PS+ free games that are in my library but not downloaded in either). I'm a hard copy guy. I'm not one for digital games unless they're so cheap that I feel it's worth it. Seeing as digital games cost as much as their physical counterpart, I feel that they're not worth it (since you're not getting a "physical" object). My collection is massive between PS3/PS2/PS4/Xbox One/Xbox 360 games - but they're all physical games (stored in boxes or containers if they're last gen, in "towers" for current gen).


Ranwolf wrote:
It's 2017 why is this just a thing now?


Probably because digital versions of games have only begun to rise in popularity in Japan. Most Japanese players are like me, hard copy > digital. The only exception to this would be PC games - but, even then, I happen to buy physical copies of games (like Overwatch, for example) if I like them enough.

Technical-wise, the PS4 Pro trumps the Xbox One S in all fields except for the "Ultra 4K Blu-Ray" drive. Which is strange, to a degree, as Sony was the one that introduced Blu-Ray drives via the PS3. At the same time, I have no use for a 4K Blu-Ray drive - so that's fine with me. I know the Scorpio is going to out-muscle the Pro easily - but, Microsoft has already lost me with having canceled the only exclusives I wanted from them (that was "sealed" the moment that they canceled Scalebound). I'd rather buy the Switch than the Scorpio at this point (mostly as the XB1 just doesn't have any games that I play, to be honest).
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Posted 2/4/17 , edited 2/4/17

dulun18 wrote:

external HDD was one of the pros of Xbox One

what's the percentage of consoles gamers will be using more than 8 TB ?

imo.. 2TB is plenty.



StriderShinryu wrote:

Regardless of who did it first, this is still great news. I buy most of my games digitally these days so it will be nice to have an easy option for backing them up if I'm done playing them for now but may want to return to them later on.

Easy custom wallpaper is also a feature I know I'm going to make a lot of use out of. There are some decent ones on the store as is, but I can't wait to be able to make my own.



you two talk like true gamers.. without taking the bait of the fanboy

anyway.. i'm only interested in the numbers

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/290189/Microsofts_games_revenue_continues_to_slip_due_to_falling_hardware_sales.php


i'm sure to the Nintendo fanboys the Wii U was a great system-- so great that most third party publishers will not support the system and Nintendo has to discontinued it and working on to release a new system--- Wii U 2.0... i meant Switch

now there's talk of Scorpio being a next gen instead of a mid cycle refresh system like the PS4 pro.. so Miccrosoft is thinking of doing the same thing as Nintendo ?

they like to throw some news about the Scorpio out there every now and then to keep the fanboys from each system bickering about the system that is not enough out ..

The Scorpio should have come out along with the PS4 Pro.. instead of 1 year later..

also with the next update Microsoft will be cutting snap-- i guess to improve performance on the Xbox one ? so they finally got tired of 720p-900p resolution and unstable frame rate on their games?


as for 8TB.. with the games on the PS store being full price for 1-2 year even when the physical version is already $15-$20.. eh. i doubt that many gamers will be using that much space..

you got cloud storage. and can download the games at anytime again.. so there's no reason to hoard all those games on 1 drive


also, the US needs faster internet at an affordable price 150Mbps internet for $40-$50/month should be the new standard
Posted 2/4/17

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you two talk like true gamers.. without taking the bait of the fanboy
anyway.. i'm only interested in the numbers


I think the majority of issues when it comes to Xbox One sales would likely be focused on their lack of sales overseas (Japan). Xbox One is considered an "American console" by most. But, overall, most experts believe that the PS4 is selling twice as well as the Xbox One. This isn't really unexpected due to some of the shifts that Sony has made recently (the Slim, as you know, was ridiculously cheap over the holiday season and is still a low-entry point for "current-gen" console gaming).


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i'm sure to the Nintendo fanboys the Wii U was a great system-- so great that most third party publishers will not support the system and Nintendo has to discontinued it and working on to release a new system--- Wii U 2.0... i meant Switch


I thought the Wii-U didn't even follow its own "gimmick/logic" by not being as genuinely portable as Nintendo tried to push it to be. I'm mostly giving the Switch a chance because of the traveling I do (for personal and business) and wouldn't mind having a Switch dock thrown into my luggage like I do with my Google Chromecast Ultra. At the same time, there's no denying that it's simply an "improvement" over the Wii-U. At least it's one that follows the logic of being portable (which was what Nintendo attempted to pitch the Wii-U as being).


AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:
now there's talk of Scorpio being a next gen instead of a mid cycle refresh system like the PS4 pro.. so Miccrosoft is thinking of doing the same thing as Nintendo ?


From the comments from various development teams, the Scorpio is basically going to be a powerhouse (moving consoles closer to a PC-like environment). However, it's not going to be "next-gen" in terms of new type of development aimed specifically for it. It's going to be a mid-cycle refresh like the PS4 Pro (same titles must work on the Xbox One and "Project Scorpio" is one of the main things). Ultimately, it'll be considered a high-end Xbox One that may be able to push graphics out similar to a laptop computer (or a Steam Machine).


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also, the US needs faster internet at an affordable price 150Mbps internet for $40-$50/month should be the new standard


Yeah, should be. I'm paying $50 for 300Mbps through Time Warner (paid $70 for 1Gbps through Google Fiber when I lived in Kansas City, Missouri) and my backup is a dedicated fiber line for $350 a month (150Mbps down). ISPs haven't quite got to "that point" where it works all that well for people who want digital games. Though in all fairness, the issue with console digital game downloading has nothing to do with ISPs - it's more so the hardware. PS4 is capped at around 150-200Mbps (even on my old 1Gbps connection), Xbox One is capped at 100-150Mbps in my experience. It also depends on the game, the state of their servers (Sony/Microsoft), and congestion of the network as a whole.
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Probably because digital versions of games have only begun to rise in popularity in Japan. Most Japanese players are like me, hard copy > digital. The only exception to this would be PC games - but, even then, I happen to buy physical copies of games (like Overwatch, for example) if I like them enough.

Technical-wise, the PS4 Pro trumps the Xbox One S in all fields except for the "Ultra 4K Blu-Ray" drive. Which is strange, to a degree, as Sony was the one that introduced Blu-Ray drives via the PS3. At the same time, I have no use for a 4K Blu-Ray drive - so that's fine with me. I know the Scorpio is going to out-muscle the Pro easily - but, Microsoft has already lost me with having canceled the only exclusives I wanted from them (that was "sealed" the moment that they canceled Scalebound). I'd rather buy the Switch than the Scorpio at this point (mostly as the XB1 just doesn't have any games that I play, to be honest).


What can I say I like the idea of my entire gaming collection fitting into a backpack if the need to haul it around should come up. Which for me does quite frequently oddly enough. And the fact the Scorpio is going to have insane specs for a console is good enough for me and most of the titles for it are ones I am interested in. Never really liked the look of Scalebound anyway. Other companies will take advantage of the horsepower of the Scorpio so I am content to wait on that front.

I still have a PS4 though, mostly due to the fact I am tired of waiting for Japanese game devs to realise there are other consoles out there besides the ones made by Nintendo and Sony. I refuse to buy a Nintendo though, they lost me after the Gamecube came out.
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ignore and move on is the key.

I'm a gamer on a budget, if i can afford all the systems out there ? i would do it in a heartbeat I can only afford the PS4 atm.. i'm thinking of building a gaming PC for play ps2 games + some pc games.

i'm in favor of a a UNIVERSAL gaming system. No more exclusives!!
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