Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) Game Installation Sizes Detailed

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2w ago - Today GamePointsNow (linked above) has detailed the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) game installation sizes primarily intended for those who haven't upgraded their stock 500GB PS4 hard drive.

To quote: PlayStation 4 (PS4) Game Installation Sizes

With the release of the next generation consoles it’s clear that Sony has one eye on a purely digital future with day and date digital releases and of course it’s excellent PS+ offerings.

But with only a 500GB hard drive included in the PS4 console and mandatory installs for every title (and 92GB reserved for the OS), just how long is it going to take before you have to switch it out for a bigger drive? We at GamePointsNow have produced a reference guide for all PS4 releases to date*

*Initial downloads only, correct at date of publication. Further patches may be required.

Game Title / Publisher / Game Size

  • Fez / Polytron / 222MB
  • inFamous: Second Son / Sony Computer Entertainment / 23.8GB
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes / Konami / 3.9GB
  • Stealth Inc: Ultimate Edition / Curve Studios / 235.5MB
  • Steamworld Dig / Image & Form International...

 

Seagate Spinpoint M9T 2TB HDD Small Enough to Fit in PlayStation 4

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23w ago - Following up on the How to Swap In / Upgrade a PS4 HDD guide, today it has been confirmed that the recently released Seagate Spinpoint M9T (measuring just 9.5 mm thick) 2TB HDD is small enough to fit in a PlayStation 4 console.

To quote: Seagate recently released a new 2TB HDD, only that this time its the smallest 2TB HDD currently in existence. Its small enough to fit a PS4 console and and a laptop.

The drive is manufactured in China under the company's Samsung hard disk drive (HDD) division, reportedly sporting the highest platter density of any 2.5 inch hard drive to date, with 667 GB of capacity per platter.

"The M9T combines the highest areal density shipping in a single storage device with an innovative design that fits into mainstream notebook applications. While other 2TB solutions on the market are 15 mm thick, the vast majority of mobile devices are designed to use a 9.5 mm drive; with the M9T, those devices can now have 2TB of storage, enabling a richer computing experience," said Dave Frankovich,...
 

How to Swap In / Upgrade a PS4 HDD on the PlayStation 4 Detailed

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26w ago - Today German site Computerbild.de have shared preliminary details and pictures on how to swap in / upgrade a PS4 HDD on the PlayStation 4 video game console.

To quote: "German tech site Computer Bild has gotten their hands on a PlayStation 4 console and show us all how to open it up to swap out the HDD via a few pictures.

It seems like a simple enough process and there is also a fancy, customized PlayStation screw that has the Square, X, Circle, and Triangle symbols we all know and love. The HDD is under the piano black plastic and it seemingly pops right off to allow users access to the internal workings of the PS4.

This is great news for PlayStation fans everywhere, since one of the best things about owning a PlayStation 3 is the ability to swap out hard drives for bigger ones. Considering the amount of digital content PlayStation Plus subscribers are in for, this has always been a godsend.

Sony recognized that this ability would give gamers even more options to customize their PlayStations according to the storage sizes they needed, and so they've aptly...
 

Rage to Require 8GB Mandatory PlayStation 3 HDD Installation

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139w ago - Today Dutch site PSFocus.nl (linked above) reports that the upcoming PlayStation 3 title Rage will require an 8GB mandatory PS3 HDD installation.

The XBox 360 will also offer an optional HDD install of 21-22GB in size, and the game is scheduled for release to both platforms on October 4 in North America and October 7, 2011 in Europe.

To quote, roughly translated: While our boys on the floors of the gamescom stumble around, we get it all within about RAGE. Tim Willits of Bethesda took the liberty to PSFocus a few details to release about RAGE.

The Internet is already known that there is an optional installation available for the Xbox 360 which is up to 21/22 GB. PlayStation 3 gamers have fortunately not much free space.

With a mandatory installation of 8 GB PlayStation 3 gamers can play the game. Yet a large number of gigabytes on your HDD, but fortunately not 22 GB. We also have picked up some of our loyal Faunus (Roel Wijts).

The controls are also adjustable in RAGE. For example, if you find more comfortable to shoot with R1 instead of R2 which is the default, you can always alter it. So are you a true gamer Call of Duty, you can take the controls more convenient way in this game.
 

Sony to Reissue PS3 Firmware 3.56 to Remedy HDD Upgrades?

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168w ago - Update: Sony has now done as expected and reissued the PS3 Firmware 3.56 update. More details to come as they are available (PUP SHA1/MD5 hash comparison HERE) on whether it remedies the PlayStation 3 HDD upgrade issues or not.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.56 (Fixed - US) / PS3 Firmware 3.56 (Fixed - EU)

Some may recall Sony quietly reissued PS3 Firmware 3.41 to rectify issues for PlayStation 3 HDD upgraders, and today Examiner.com (linked above) reports the same remedy may be necessary in the recently released PS3 Firmware 3.56.

To quote: "According to users on NeoGAF...
 







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