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Sony’s PlayStation 4 Neo could be released this year

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Microsoft may have sucker-punched Sony when it comes to announcing its new, more powerful beast of a console. The Xbox One Scorpio is coming towards the end of next year, and is – but Microsoft’s reckoning – the most powerful console that’s ever been made.

Sony, however, may be first to market with its own 4K-capable console, currently dubbed the PlayStation Neo.

“Several sources” have apparently indicated as much to Eurogamer’s Richard Leadbetter, who says we’ll see the new PlayStation before year’s end. That means it’s possible we’ll get a look at the machine at Gamescom or, more likely, at Paris Games Week later this year.

“If that is the case, it’ll be interesting to see how developers utilize its resources, and whether 4K really is the focus. And we can be equally as sure that Microsoft will be watching just as intently as it gears up for its own next-gen roll-out,” Says Eurogamer’s report.

The same information is corroborated by perpetual industry insider and person on the internet, Tidux – who says that we’ll see the console this year, priced at $399.

Reports right now suggest that Microsoft’s Scorpio could be as much as 40% more powerful than Sony’s machine, and if it’s set for release this year still, that power gulf is unlikely to change. It would make it almost certain then that Sony’s Neo is based off of AMD’s budget Polaris, but Scorpio could be based on the company’s upcoming new Vega technology.

Last Updated: June 20, 2016

36 Comments

  1. Sean Carbutt

    June 20, 2016 at 08:12

    Seconds out, Round number 1. Ding , Ding

    Reply

  2. Kromas GG

    June 20, 2016 at 08:12

    And here I am still thinking my PC is better.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 20, 2016 at 08:18

      • Vogiir

        June 20, 2016 at 08:20

        Lol

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      • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

        June 20, 2016 at 08:20

        Just wtf are they doing?

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 20, 2016 at 08:21

          One is pro table the other not?

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        • HvR

          June 20, 2016 at 11:10

          When you /unflip before the other guy finished his /tablelfip

          Reply

      • The Order of the Banana

        June 20, 2016 at 12:40

        Someone insulted someone’s mother… 😮

        Reply

  3. Vogiir

    June 20, 2016 at 08:17

    Not maling a fanboy comment, but u make it sound like Microsoft stated it will be the most powerful. When Phil spencer clearly stated “it may be…”, maybe im reading that part wrong.?

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    • Umar

      June 20, 2016 at 08:20

      He said during the MS conference “When it ships, we believe it will be the most powerful console every built”.

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      • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

        June 20, 2016 at 08:20

        ‘Every’ built nogal

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        • Umar

          June 20, 2016 at 08:23

          Dunno what you’re talking about

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          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 20, 2016 at 08:34

            Do you want a screenshot, because that is how you get a screenshot!

            😛

      • Vogiir

        June 20, 2016 at 08:21

        Same puding different flavour 😛 thnx tho knew it was something along those lines

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        • Umar

          June 20, 2016 at 08:23

          Yeah, they’re not outright claiming it will be the most powerful, but they’re pretty sure about it though lol

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 20, 2016 at 08:20

      I’m taking a wait and see approach, even if Scorpio is more powerful does it make a difference? The PS4 has out performed the XBOX One most of the times yet people still buy XBOX. It’s all about the games in the end

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      • Gareth Lagesse (eXCheez)

        June 20, 2016 at 09:46

        A Scorpio-based Forza. Just wow.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 20, 2016 at 09:48

          That would look amazing

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        • The Order of the Banana

          June 20, 2016 at 12:41

          Gran Turismo > Forza! – I miss based lans… 🙁

          Reply

        • Zubayr Bhyat

          June 21, 2016 at 06:17

          Forza physics meh. FH3 should be a fun racer though.

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  4. AfricanTime

    June 20, 2016 at 08:26

    but why buy an xbox if all the games can be on windows??

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    • Gareth Lagesse (eXCheez)

      June 20, 2016 at 09:47

      Because the Scorpio is essentially an all in one VR system.

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      • AfricanTime

        June 20, 2016 at 09:49

        but you can get that with a PC as well.

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  5. K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    June 20, 2016 at 11:00

    Power is great, but I think the point that Microsoft are overlooking is that you need a balance that allows for power, but at the same time presenting it in an elegant way, and making it an affordable product for consumers. If this 6TF Scorpio thing is going to be a jumbo cooler-box that comes in at $700-$800 then I honestly think it will be a massive failure. PS4 has been successful because it struck the perfect balance. MS are also not doing themselves any favours by downplaying the benefits of upgrading to a Scorpio, by saying the only benefits are 4k resolution.

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    • Ethan Crane

      June 20, 2016 at 15:51

      Exactly, to get 4k naitive output would cost about 1000$ .No ones gonna pay that for a console

      Reply

  6. HvR

    June 20, 2016 at 11:16

  7. The Order of the Banana

    June 20, 2016 at 12:38

    Plot twist: SONY says nothing after Microsoft’s reveal because the PS Neo is already over 6 TERRAFLOPS? Why reveal your winning Royal Flush, if the opposition is banking on their two of a kind?

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  8. trfe

    June 20, 2016 at 16:02

    Xbox one S is 4K

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    • Gareth Lagesse (eXCheez)

      June 20, 2016 at 23:22

      Not for gaming, only UHD Blu-ray movies.

      Reply

      • Zubayr Bhyat

        June 21, 2016 at 06:19

        1080p ftw. Had a XB1. Changed it for PS4. I haven’t looked back since. What I find weird is that some games perform better on Xbox, which makes me wonder how much of a part software plays.

        Reply

  9. HiHoSilver

    June 21, 2016 at 01:18

    I feel cheated. I wanted a new Matrix game not a new effing console.

    Reply

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