We learned a few weeks ago that Sony will be holding an event on September 7th, and though they haven’t confirmed it, rumor has it that that’s where they’ll unveil the PlayStation 4 Neo. Chances are now looking good that the recently leaked PlayStation 4 Slim will get its official announcement at the same time, according to the Wall Street Journal. In a new report published this weekend, they revealed that “people familiar with the matter” had informed them that the Neo’s reveal will be accompanied by “a new PlayStation 4 standard model.”

According to analysts that the WSJ talked with, this revamping of the standard PS4 will be released to continue Sony’s effort to “attract hard-core fans and more casual users to its videogame platform.” One in particular, Macquarie Securities analyst Damian Thong, believes that this version of the hardware will be “slimmer and less expensive than the current $350 device.”

Of course, this is all unconfirmed at present, with Sony not yet offering any official response. Even if this is all true, we can’t be one hundred percent certain that it’s the Slim we’ll be seeing—while doubtful, it is possible that Sony could have a third new PS4 version in the works that will be unveiled instead. We’ll likely have to wait until September 7th arrives and Sony hosts their PlayStation Meeting; in the meantime all we can do is hope that these rumors are indeed true.

Are you hoping for Sony to reveal a slimmer version of the PlayStation 4? Would you like to pick one up for yourself, or are you good with other consoles or the original version? Give us your thoughts in the comments!

Source: Wall Street Journal

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Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.


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