In the ultimate test of hard disk capacity of PS4 IGN, we found that, of the 500 GB HD included with the system, only 407GB is available to actual use player. This is not so bad considering that previously, during the tear down, it was estimated that 408GB would be available. OS and preinstalled applications of the involved PS4 93GB worth of data.
So as you know, in the other article, the Xbox One was labeled by IGN as having a hard drive that only contained 362GB of usable space, which was lower than the estimated 391GB that we previously reported on. During the test, they were also only able to fit 20 games onto the Xbox One's hard drive.
Previously, we wrote about an actualized test of Xbox One games being installed to the hard drive, and rolling out information on just how many games Microsoft's new console can hold. Well, today, we bring you info on an actualized test for the hard drive capacity of the PS4... and it's quite a difference in comparison, to say the least.
IGN then proceeded to fill up the hard drive with games and apps to see how much the PS4 could hold before hitting the rim. They managed an impressive 27 games and 10 apps. Of course, the amount of games and apps you have on the hard drive will vary, but within the space and given the efficiency of the installs, you can hold 7 additional games on the PS4's hard drive as opposed to the Xbox One.
It's pretty amazing really, that despite both the Xbox One and PS4 both having 500GB hard drives, you can fit more games onto the PS4's hard drive and you have the option of replacing it right out of the box. For now, Xbox One owners will have to wait for Microsoft to implement the option to use external hard drives, which means you'll be byte counting for every new game until that option arrives.
The PS4 also beat the Xbox One in Kotaku's install-time and boot-up comparisons, where PS4 games could get started within seconds, where-as some Xbox One games took minutes.
27 games that IGN PS4 installed before ran out of space on your hard disk (although technically they had 12GB left) can be seen below, along with applications. Good to know that Sony made its efficient enough operating system in which at least give a lot of space on the hard drive again for your own personal use.
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