Shuhei Yoshida: PS3/PS4 titles “Will be Much More Fun” on PS4, Can’t Install PS4 Games on an External HDD

September 2, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios, was busier than usual on his Twitter account over the weekend, offering up a bunch of his patented one-word answers to people desperately wanting to know the answers to important PS4 questions.

For easier reading, we’ve placed the interesting answers in a Q&A format, with some previously known, though worth reiterating:

Q: With PS4, will we be able to change our PSN region? Will our purchases come with us if we could?

A: No.

Q: Can I charge my DualShock 4 when my PS4 is off?

A: Yes.

Q: Will the PlayStation Move Navigation controller be PS4 compatible, in addition to the Move controller?

A: Yes.

Q: Can you wake up the PS4 from sleep using Remote Play?

A: y e s.

Q: Can we use external hard drives to install games without having it on the main internal hard drive?

A: No.

Q: Do you have to use the new PS4 camera for PS Move? Or can you use the PS Eye on the PS4?

A: Use the new PlayStation Camera for PS4.

Q: Will the PS4 support Arabic?

A: Sorry, no.

Following Shuhei’s gamescom PS4 UI presentation, he caught up with the PS Blog and explained which aspect of the PS4 he’s most excited for gamers to discover:

The discoverability of things. It’s like checking your social media every day. I really like that people can find out about new games, information, and what their friends are doing, without even booting the game. For example, you can check out whether you have had new challenges from friends from the home screen of every game. All the important information is presented to you immediately. The same game might come out on PS3 and PS4, but playing the game on PS4 will be much more fun, I would expect.

Shuhei also mentioned how the PS4’s “indie movement is so exciting to me,” while bringing even more attention to how much he can’t wait for Octodad: Dadliest Catch.

What do you think about what Shuhei said? Do you have any fun Shuhei pics we could use in future Shuhei posts? Do we say ‘Shuhei’ too much? Let Shuhei know in the comments below.

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