PS4 Neo is real! In a recent Neogaf post user “Thomper” cited an interview via Financial Times with Sony president and Global Chief Andrew House. Where he stated:
The “high-end PS4” would be more expensive than the current $350 version.“It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4,” he said. “We will be selling both [versions] through the life cycle.
Many expected the PS4K or “Neo” to make it’s debut at E3 2016 this year. Or at best some mention of this “Upgraded” console. But insider “Is A Parrot” confirmed via twitter that it would not be at E3 and that the presser would focus more on 1st party exclusives.
Also via the Financial times article it was also mentioned that the “PS4 Neo” would not be unveiled next week during Sony’s E3 Press Conference.
However, in a move that may disappoint some fans, Mr House said that Sony would not be unveiling its new console next week and refused to say when or at what price the unit would go on sale. “We want to ensure we have a full range of the best experiences on the new system that we can showcase in their entirety,” he said.
Nonetheless, he downplayed concerns that the move would cause interoperability problems between the old and new PS4 hardware.
“All games will support the standard PS4 and we anticipate all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4,” he said.
My opinion on the topic:
I personally think it’s too soon for an upgraded PS4 console especially with the launch of PSVR approaching this fall. I think it would be counter productive to even release something of that nature to the public also keeping in mind the cost of newer hardware. I speculate that this would be a price range of 500-600 for consoles.
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