Sony is rolling out an update to the PlayStation 4, with an option for a 1TB model. The improved console will use 8 percent less power and be 10 percent lighter, with a matte finish on the hard drive cover.
The updated console will be available by the end of June in Japan and on July 15 in a number of European countries. The release date for the U.S. and other territories hasn’t been announced, but Sony has already registered the new models with the FCC.
The larger storage reflects a rise in downloadable content and a shift away from physical discs. The Xbox One got a 1TB hard drive option earlier this month, along with a controller update and a permanent price drop for the 500GB version. Microsoft also rolled out software updates to reduce power consumption in May.
Pricing for the 1TB PlayStation 4 has yet to be announced, with PlayStation telling gamers to “check with your local retailer.” The 1TB Xbox One is $399, the same price as Sony’s 500GB model and $50 more than the 500GB Xbox One.