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