New PS4 Model CUH-1200 Gets Pictures, First Unboxing Video, New Info on Differences with Old Model

New PS4 Model CUH-1200 Gets Pictures, First Unboxing Video, New Info on Differences with Old Model

The new CUH-1200 series PS4 has been released two days ago in Japan, and the first pictures and videos are finally appearing on the net, giving us a glimpse on the new console and on the matte finish of its hard disk drive cover.

But that’s not the whole story, as there are more differences, as explained by Twitter user Marine.

“CUH-1200 has arrived. The difference in appearance is the matte HDD bat cover, the power and eject buttons changed to mechanical from the former electrostatic capacitor type. The LED is unconfirmed because I still didn’t power it up. It’s 10% lighter, and it does indeed feel lighter.”

“I immediately changed the HDD bay cover, because it was compatible with those of the previous model.”

“CUH-1200: The position of the ports in the back has changed. The number of screws hidden by the warranty voiding seal have also been reduced from four to two.”


“There’s an obvious difference if you remove the HDD bay cover. The size of the board is smaller.”

“The rated powerr consumption of the new PS4 has been reduced by 8% from 250W to 230W. The real power consumption has actually been reduced by 18% from 148.6W to 122W, measured in Dragon Quest Heroes. I’ll try Tomb Raider later, as it seems to have a higher power consumption.”

“Standby power consumption while downloading is 58W, because it’s not performed by the secondary processor, but by the APU as usual.”

“I used a smartphone noise measurement application to compare. I compared 15 minutes up to high load. While the CUH-1200 is quieter than the other models, the fan kicks to high speed faster”

In addition to this, we also get the first unboxing video, courtesy of YouTube user AIRBORNE072167 (Thanks for the tip: Richard). If you’re wondering, when he jokes about the “yellow light of death,” he’s referring to the yellow-ish light in his room, and not to the PS4 itself.

The video also shows the new mechanical buttons in action, and the console powering up with the usual LED color sequence.