PlayStation 4 Consoles Will Be More Efficient

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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New PlayStation 4 Model

A new energy efficient model is being released

Sony Computer Entertainment announced a brand new PlayStation 4 model for all worldwide markets. New PlayStation 4 consoles will now be lighter and be more energy efficient. Sony states the weight of the consoles will be reduced by 10%. The new model is supposed to cut down energy consumption by 8% and slightly reduce the monthly electric bill. The design of the console remains the same This is good news for those who want an energy efficient console.

From Sony’s Press Release:

Tokyo, June 22, 2015 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that a new PlayStation®4(PS4™) computer entertainment system (body color: Jet Black / Glacier White) will become available towards the end of June, 2015 in Japan, followed by North America / Europe / Asian countries and regions.

The weight of the new PS4 system has been reduced by 10% and the power consumption by 8%, compared to the current PS4 model. In addition, the surface of the new PS4 system’s HDD bay cover will come in a matte finish, giving the system a more casual look. With the new system, users can continue to enjoy unique and interactive entertainment experiences only available on PlayStation®, including the wide array of game titles and strong network offerings.

The PS4 system’s games portfolio will continue to expand with highly anticipated titles from third-party publishers as well as SCE Worldwide Studios such as SENGOKU BASARA4 SUMERAGI (CAPCOM CO., LTD.), METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN (Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.), GOD OF WAR III Remastered, Until Dawn, and The Tomorrow Children.*1

What are your reactions to Sony’s announcement? Does the weight and energy consumption reductions matter to you? Share us your thoughts on Sony’s latest hardware news.


  • TrueWiiMaster

    So they’re making a kinda-slim PS4? Already?

    As for efficiency, I’m not impressed. The Alienware Alpha can get similar or better results with much lower wattage.

  • Taiyaki

    That’s not a new model, just a new revision. This is rather common except in the past they didn’t mention the changes as much.

  • Taiyaki

    Not many know this but the PS2 slim also had a revision like this except it actually changed the design a little. Check out PS2 slims pictures you’ll surely see the two different types.

    • Tara

      The initial PS2 slim had a power brick, and the later slims didn’t. My brother has the original model slim, I have a newer model slim. It’s interesting to note that the original model slim was prone to overheating, but the newer version isn’t, despite having all of the power conversion occur inside.

  • Tara

    While it’s nice that it’s more environmentally friendly, so to speak… I don’t think this will result in a lower price point for the system, which is what needs to happen before I’ll be able to get one. But if it does, that would be great. I guess we’ll see what happens in the coming weeks.

  • Razorfall

    This got my hopes up. I thought there was going to be an update to optimize resources to get a little more performance out of the PS4.

  • D SFan

    Just want to ask, does the PS4 actually consumes a lot of power?

    • Ibi Salmon

      The PS4 is by far the most greedy among the current consoles when it comes to power consumption.

    • Taiyaki

      It’s still much better than the PS3 and X360 really. I think those are the highest power munching devices in gaming history.

    • TrueWiiMaster

      The launch PS3 was nuts, but the super slim PS3 uses a little less than the PS4 (I think).

    • D SFan

      I guess having this new low energy consumption is better, or should I wait for the slim version to save even more power?