PS4 Won’t Allow Users To Install Games On External Drives

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Both next-generation consoles will ship with a 500GB hard drive as standard, but what do you do when that space just isn’t enough for all of your content? Whilst Microsoft has stated that the Xbox One will support external storage options, but not at launch, Sony has been quick to confirm that their PlayStation 4 will allow the use of external hard drives from day one. There is a catch however.

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Whilst the Xbox One can use external hard drives to install games on, when answering a question posed to him on Twitter, Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that this won’t be the case on PS4. You will still be able to use an external solution to store video content, music, photos etc – but all of your installed games must be located on the system’s internal harddrive. With PS4 games potentially clocking in at up to 50GB each, that means your space may fill up a lot quicker than you might expect, if you intend on purchasing most of your games digitally.

Of course there is another option, as you will be able to easily replace the internal hard drive for the PS4, just as you can currently on PS3 (something the Xbox One still wont support). Will any of you guys be taking that route, or does 500GB sound like plenty to you? Let us know in the usual place.

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Mark Coupe

Mark Coupe

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I'm a UK based gamer, as well as being more obsessed with video games and Doctor Who that any adult has a right to be. I keep telling myself I will grow up one day, but certainly not if I can help it.
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