Looks like a 1TB PS4 is on the horizon

Good news if you've been holding out for a PS4 with bigger storage, info on two new models has been revealed by the Federal Communications Commission (opens in new tab) and one of them has a generous 1TB hard drive. As reported by Dualshockers (opens in new tab), the two new models are listed as CUH-1215A and CUH-1215-B with one still sporting the standard 500GB while the other doubles the storage. Not that we called this in our E3 2015 Sony conference predictions list (opens in new tab) or anything...

Rather than a full redesign, it looks like this is just a slight tweak of internal components with the biggest difference being a change in weight from 2.8kg down to 2.5kg. In its investors call last week where Vita was accidentally discussed as a 'Legacy' product (opens in new tab), Sony listed one of its plans for the future as "continuous hardware cost reduction." This is the first change of the PS4's internal components since launch so a lower cost component arrangement would make sense here.

Whether this will mean a price drop of the PS4 console itself is unclear but a 1TB storage option is definitely a step in the right direction. If you've already got a 500GB PS4, all isn't lost, you can take a look at our list of the best replacement hard drives for PS4 (opens in new tab).

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Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.