Sony Confirms New PS4 Console Ahead of E3

The new Playstation console has been confirmed by Sony, but will not be unveiled during the E3 conference.

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Andrew House, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, announced that they will release a new version of the PS4 in an interview with the Financial Times. Unfortunately, it will not be unveiled during next week's E3 conference in Los Angeles.

We've all been on pins and needles waiting for E3 to begin, in hopes that Sony and Microsoft will officially announce new consoles this year. Turns out, we didn't have to wait until Monday as Sony made their announcement today. However, House said Sony will not be showing off the new Playstation console -- rumored to be called Neo -- as it's not quite ready to be shared with the public.

What We Know

The new PS4 is not meant to replace the existing console, but instead complement it. It will be more expensive than the current PS4 (surprise), but we still don't know by how much. Rumors has it priced at $399. This means the existing PS4 will continue to be sold alongside the new version, and the majority of new games coming out will be compatible with both models.

“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,” House told the Financial Times.

The new Playstation console will support gaming in full UltraHD, so you'll finally be able to take advantage of your 4K TV when playing video games. Both the new and existing PS4 will be compatible with Sony's upcoming virtual reality headset. We're expecting that to hit the market later this year.

For a longer preview of what we're expecting to see during E3 regarding the PS4 Neo and new Xbox One, read our full preview here.



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yay, just what we needed. Let's just hope this trend doesn't continue. I just dished out $400 last year for my ps4, for it to be phased out anytime soon is just annoying.
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I do hope we won't be seeing any "Neo-only" games being released anytime soon.....

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but if they're making the old ps4s also compatible with VR, then what's the point of updating?
I'm assuming for the few pixels difference?
I guess that's something people can decide for themselves if it's worth it to buy a 4k ps4 rather than 1080 normal ps4.
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yay, just what we needed. Let's just hope this trend doesn't continue. I just dished out $400 last year for my ps4, for it to be phased out anytime soon is just annoying.
the original PS4 release date was November 15 2013...don't be butt hurt you bought a console 2 years into its 3 year life span. Just follow the same progression as everyone's PS3s, when the new one comes out just move your old one(s) to the bedroom(s) to use as a bluray/Plex/Amazon/Hulu player. I wouldn't get too worried, PS4 will still be relevant for YEARS
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yay, just what we needed. Let's just hope this trend doesn't continue. I just dished out $400 last year for my ps4, for it to be phased out anytime soon is just annoying.
What makes you think the new PS4 is phasing out the standard version? Most people don't have VR or 4K. The base PS4 will still be able to everything it could do when you bought it. New games will still come out for it, they will just be a little nicer for those with 4K.. To be honest, I have 4K and I'll probably wait for the fanboys to start dumping the original so I can get one cheap. Don't sweat it..
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yay, just what we needed. Let's just hope this trend doesn't continue. I just dished out $400 last year for my ps4, for it to be phased out anytime soon is just annoying.
It won't be phased out, full HD gaming will still be around for decades. If you don't already have a 4k TV you should be in good shoes.
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It won't be phased out, full HD gaming will still be around for decades. If you don't already have a 4k TV you should be in good shoes.
That's true but maybe not in the way you meant it Wink. Right now neither console is really playing many games at "full HD". Most of them are at 720p-900p. As a PC gamer I'm surprised at the reaction some console gamers seem to be having at this iterative upgrade cycle the two companies are moving to. It's been that way for decades in the PC space and it's great. It's been at least 10 years since we've (PC gamers) have had to worry about our systems becoming "obsolete" or unable to play the latest games. Some console gamers really seem to have been sold the idea that PC gaming is a terribly expensive yearly upgrade grind but it hasn't been that way for nearly a decade. I'm still playing the latest games on a first generation i7 CPU in 1440p and the only recent upgrade was a GTX 970 over two years ago now (well and that 1440p monitor which is totally worth it!).

Trust me, this "new" upgrade method for consoles is a good thing. You can keep playing all the latest games at lower resolutions and graphics settings and a few years from now buy ps4 3.0. And this time instead of having zero games on day one and all your old games being incompatible like all the other upgrade cycles, this time you will instead get a graphics upgrade on all your old games and be able to play all the new ones at max settings.

The whole "custom hardware" of the 80s-90s is gone. It was a product of the time period and no longer makes sense or works. You can't out develop AMD/Nvidia at the GFX game and then limit your market and succeed (which is what a custom Gfx setup would be doing). All you'd succeed in doing is being different, and slower, and more expensive.
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Still having a blast with my old PS3.....Glad I didn't buy the Old PS4 or the Old XBox 1.

When the PS3 dies I'll see all you wise gamers at Steam Network.

Suck Up and Bust Sony and MicroSloth.
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I have tons of ps3 games for sale if you want them.
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I have tons of ps3 games for sale if you want them.
nobody.wants.them.
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