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1TB 'Ultimate Player' PS4 and new lighter console revealed by Sony

PS4s are like buses. You wait for a new one and suddenly two come along at once. Not only has Sony announced (opens in new tab) a new 1TB 'Ultimate Player' Edition for Europe but a revised version of the 500GB console is launching in Japan at the end of June.

The new edition of the console will gradually launch worldwide after the Japanese launch and is 10% lighter and has 8% less power consumption than the original. Also giving it a more, err, "casual look" according to the announcement (opens in new tab) is the complete matte effect rather than that shiny half we've grown accustomed to. This version appears to be staying at 500GB but this is a good sign that Sony is reducing the cost of the console and hopefully that'll pass onto us in the shape of a price cut. The 1TB PS4 will be released in Europe on July the 15th.

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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.