Following the massive amount of news to arrive during E3 2015, it’s now evident more than ever that there are a ton of blockbuster games to look forward to in the coming months on current-gen consoles. With more games comes the need for more space on hard drives though, which is why Microsoft announced a 1TB Xbox One console prior to this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Now Sony has followed in the competition’s footsteps, officially announcing a new 1TB PlayStation 4 console.
Releasing under the monicker of the Ultimate Player Edition, this new PS4 will give gamers the enhanced hard drive that’s more or less mandatory in this day and age. While the additional memory is nice, the upgraded console has only been announced for release in Japan and Europe thus far – which is sure to upset North American gamers hoping to have more gigabytes at their disposal.
Taking to the European iteration of the PlayStation Blog, SCEE Blog Manager Fred Dutton finally confirmed previous reports that Sony wold be launching a new PS4 console with a 1 terabyte hard drive. As is evident by the newly released trailer that highlights the announcement, this upgraded platform is built with dedicated gamers in mind, which is why, presumably, it has been given its flashy name.
The system will make its debut in European markets beginning on July 15, 2015, with price ranges for the new SKU varying across retailers – something that Europe is known for. All of that said, it’s inevitable that the 1TB PlayStation 4 will eventually makes its way across the pond and onto store shelves in North America, but it would seem that Sony isn’t ready to play its hand on that front quite yet.
Admittedly, it’s easier and cheaper for consumers to simply upgrade their hard drive through third-party means, but it’s nice for shoppers to have the option when they eventually get around to upgrading to a current-gen system. With games like Fallout 4, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and the now resurrected The Last Guardian en route for the platform, having more memory is sure to be far from a bad thing.
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The 1TB PlayStation 4 will be arriving in Europe on July 15, 2015.
Source: PlayStation Blog