As the days until its release draw closer, everyone is on the edge of their seats waiting to hear even the slightest new piece of news they can about the PlayStation 4. While searching through the various released features of the next generation gaming console, we learned that you can export save games and other game data to USB drives from your PlayStation 4. This information was leaked from a Twitter user who uploaded snapshots of the PlayStation 4 User Interface where it suggests the data exportation feature. Apart from allowing you to upload the data to the online storage, the PlayStation 4 features a function that enables you to copy data to a USB storage device. It says: “Copy your stored data to a USB Storage device, you can copy it to a friend’s PS4 and continue using the application. You can also use the USB storage device for Back-up.”
This is definitely good news for all the Sony enthusiasts, but there is one other little detail that might come as a slight turn off. Another image uploaded by the same Twitter user shows the System Storage Management screen and out of the commercially claimed 500GB gets depreciated to 408GB when the device is used. Many of you are already aware of this, but a 500GB flash drive has an unformatted capacity of 465GB. This would be the usable storage capacity available to you, but in the case of the operating system, it’s taking up almost 12 percent of the available space. In the end you’re left with a considerably less 408GB. This undoubtedly means you could store anywhere from 12 to 14 video games on the PS4 console, but that is without accounting for the save data. Don’t ignore humongous games like Killzone: Shadow Fall (45GB) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (49GB) too.