Sony has announced exciting news for PlayStation fans. The Wall Street Journal reported that the company is planning to present two new versions of the PlayStation 4 at its upcoming New York press event on September 7.
We already know that Sony is expected to unveil the PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’ that is supposed to be much more powerful than the existing PlayStation 4 and will support more demanding games, and especially for the PlayStation VR headset. The presentation of Neo is also planned for New York press event.
Thus, it turns up that in addition to the PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’ presentation Sony has also refreshed its standard model. It is known that the two different versions of the PS4 have been developed to broaden the appeal and “attract hardcore fans and more casual users to its videogame platform.” However, exact details have not been unveiled so far.
Sony confirmed its intention to create a more powerful PS4 in June. Despite the information about the upgraded console “Neo” with a faster processor, support for 4K resolutions, and improved graphics, Sony assured that all future PS4 games will be playable on all console variations. CEO Andrew House stated that the upgraded PS4 was “intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4.” House didn’t confirm the existence of the third version of the console at the time and only pointed out that Sony would be selling “both” original console and upgraded version “through the life cycle.”
Microsoft can provide competition to the PS4 ‘Neo’ with the Xbox One ‘Scorpio’ that is expected to come out next year. Scorpio could be even more powerful than the ‘Neo’, still launched a year after Sony’s new console.
The PlayStation business is now flourishing. Despite Sony experienced difficulties, scaled back its loss-making mobile business and suffered the financial impact of the Kumamoto earthquake on its manufacturing operations, the company continues to sell games well. Gaming division made up 75 percent of profits in the most recent Q1 2016 quarter of business. As for its PS4 consoles, the company has already sold 40 million.
Sony has ambitious plans for gaming industry with additional games consoles being not the only upcoming announcements. Earlier this year, Sony unveiled its plans to begin producing games for iOS and Android for the first time. It is necessary to say that Sony follows its rival Nintendo, although the company underlines that it will focus on Asian users. Nintendo, in its turn, is rebooting its classic NES console with a miniature version just in time for Christmas.