Sony’s PlayStation 4 has been out for almost three years now and although Microsoft has made considerable strides over the last year or two in trying to catch up to Sony’s sales lead, the PS4 remains the dominant force in console gaming. Although the PS4 is winning the current console war, there is still considerable room for improvement on Sony’s part. The PS4 does many things well and is a considerable improvement in most regards when compared to its flawed predecessor, the PlayStation 3, but there are still a number of areas where Sony’s console falls well short of its promise. Whether or not any of the following issues are going to be addressed is a question only Sony can answer, but as a diehard PlayStation fan, I really hope Sony addresses these problems going forward in order to make the PS4 even better.
10. External Storage Support
Update 2/3/2017: Sony has announced that firmware update 4.50 will include external hard drive support.
As anyone who owns more than three PS4 games can attest, the console’s default 500 GB fills up right quick. Upgrading the hard drive is pretty much a necessity when games regularly take up 40-50 GB of hard drive space; unfortunately, Sony doesn’t make it very easy to do so. For some unfathomnable reason, the PS4 only supports internal storage drives, which severely limits your options when you inevitably have to shop around for a larger hard drive (not to mention internal drives are generally more expensive than external). This is surely something Sony could fix with a firmware update, so it’s perplexing why they haven’t done so yet. 2.5″ SATA drives — the only type the PS4 supports — currently top out at 2 terabytes which, while still a massive improvement over 500 GB, pales in comparison to the options available with an external drive. Just imagine how many games you could put on this thing!