1TB PS4s, that is systems sporting 1TB hard drives that are double the 500GB capacity of the original model, are currently in the works. A recent FCC listing shows a 1TB “Computer Entertainment System” filed alongside a 500GB revamped version of the original PS4 model. The specifications are too similar for this to be a slim version of the system, but it’s clear some hardware has been refined. In any case, 1TB PS4s incoming.
A functioning test model for the latest 1TB PS4 model was received March 12, 2015, the report continues, which yielded some interesting measurements. Maximum clock frequency remains unchanged at 2.75GHz, meaning there won’t be a noticeable difference in loading times or the like. However, the system power supply has been scaled back to 230W from 250W. This is reflected in the system’s weight: the new version clocks in at 2.5KG, .3KG less than the original. In other words, slight increases to efficiency and larger storage options going forward. Nothing to repurchase the system over, especially given how easily new hard drives may be installed. Hell, Nyko just put a nifty peripheral to help with a peripheral of its own.
Sony has stealth-dropped new PS4 models in the past, rightly avoiding a fuss since the changes were negligible. But with 1TB hard drives in the pipes, we can bet we’ll see the next PS4 line on stage at E3. Considering the new model has been functionally complete since March 2015, we can also expect to see the 1TB PS4s on shelves well before the holidays.