Sony confirms existence of upgraded PS4, but won't be showing it at E30 Comments
There has been a lot of word circulating the internet of a new console from Sony that serves as an upgraded version of the PlayStation 4. Until now, its existence was nothing more than a rumor. Now, Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation unit codenamed "Neo" does actually exist, but fans won't be seeing it at this year's E3.
This confirmation comes through the Financial Times, where PlayStation chief Andrew House stated that the new console is "intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4," and that Sony "will be selling both [versions] through the life cycle."
Other than support for 4K, no specifics for the new console were given. With that being said, House stated that "[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."
Though these statistics are still unconfirmed, early reports on the console showed an increased processor speed, up from 1.6 GHz to 2.1 GHz, as well as a significant increase in memory bandwidth from 17 GB/s to 218 GB/s (via Giant Bomb.) While also unconfirmed, there's no doubt that both versions of the PlayStation 4 will support the upcoming PlayStation VR headset.
Sony Confirms PlayStation 4.5, Says More Powerful Console Won't Be At E3, Kotaku