E3 2013: PS4 to be region free; gets upgradeable HDD

E3 2013: PS4 to be region free; gets upgradeable HDD
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

June 11th 2013 at 12:04PM

Worldwide Studio boss confirms that Sonyâ??s next console without be region locked

PS4 will be region free and will come with a 500GB upgradable hard drive, it has been confirmed.

Shuhei Yoshida, Sony’s Worldwide Studio president, revealed the news on Twitter hours after Sony’s E3 briefing.

Following last night’s Sony press conference, more details on PS4 have emerged, including its form factor, lack of built-in DRM and the option to play used games on any console.

Xbox One also comes with a 500GB hard drive, however, it has confirmed that that will be non-removable.

As for region locking, Sony is so far the only console manufacturer that has maintained region free for all of its current and upcoming machines. Both Nintendo’s 3DS and Wii U are region locked, while report suggest that Microsoft’s Xbox One will be region locked, or will at least leave it up to developers to implement.

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