Gamers on the market for a console should take notice that Sony will be introducing a 1 terabyte PS4 console for $299 in the near future, which is the current price point for the company's 500GB model. While it's not known if the 500GB models will simply be discontinued or knocked to a lower price point, it's a win-win situation for gamers in an era where digitally downloaded titles can fill up a 500GB hard drive relatively quickly.
Sony hasn't officially announced when this 1TB PS4 system will begin shipping to retail outlets worldwide, though GameStop has tagged the $299 offer with an April 20, 2017 release date. While this has yet to be confirmed, gamers who were about to buy into a regular PS4 model may want to wait a few days for clarification. Of course, those who want 4K visuals with a 1TB hard drive may still be enticed to pick up a PS4 Pro instead, though the higher specifications come with a higher retail price point of $399.
The $299 PS4 bundle will come with the standard accessories that gamers have come to expect: a jet black DualShock 4 Wireless controller, an HDMI cable, a wired headset for voice chat, a USB charging cable for the controller, and the power cable for the console itself. 2017 has seen Sony add plenty of great titles to its catalog of exclusive titles, so those picking up a console should take a look at recent high-profile games like Horizon: Zero Dawn or Nioh when they pick up the console itself.
For comparison, Microsoft typically bundles in games with its console offerings, which leaves the game-in-hand 1TB Xbox One S bundles priced around $349. Sony's adjustment to its hard drive console size around this price point will make things a lot more competitive as each console vies to attract the most gamers, a fight which Sony has been performing quite well in. In any event, it's a win-win for gamers all around, since people are getting more hard drive space for the same price - and in 2017, 500GB doesn't really count for lot when many digitally purchased games take up as much as 80GB a pop.
Will you be picking up one of the $299 1 TB PS4 models, Ranters?