The PS4 Neo, a.k.a the PS4.5/PS4K, is the next branch of the PlayStation family tree that has been confirmed to exist by Sony, but they are understandably keeping quiet about it.
Big news doesn’t stay secret in the gaming industry for long, however, as French gaming site Game Blog had a source tell them that the PS4 Neo would be announced in New York on September 7.
“While all indications pointed to an announcement of the PS4 NEO at the Tokyo Game Show in September, our sources tell us that the announcement should ultimately be made Wednesday, September 7 in New York,” stated the announcement as translated through Google Translate.
In an interview with CNBC Today last month, GameStop CEO Paul Raines was discussing upcoming hardware releases and mentioned the Xbox One S and PS4 Neo in a way that some thought was him stating the two systems would be released around the same time. In a statement to Gamespot, GameStop said that Raines was reminding the interviewer that there would be “hardware upgrades coming” and that “he did not give a reference as to the timing on when they would be launching.”
Microsoft does have another device in the pipeline though, Project Scorpio, which is currently slated for a Holiday 2017 release. This announcement date would make sense then as Sony will not want to waste any time on announcing the PS4 Neo.
The PS4 was originally announced in New York City in February 2013. The console’s hardware and some of the features were shown off, as well as real-time footage of games in development. Since its release in late 2013, the PS4 has sold more than 40 million units worldwide which leads in this console generation. The Xbox One has sold more than 20 million units, and the Wii U has only managed to hit nearly 13 million units sold worldwide.