President of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that the new high-end 4K capable console, the PS 4 Neo will not shorten the life cycle of the current PlayStation 4 nor it will replace the standard version of the console.
According to Sony, the new console is an upgraded version of their console, codenamed as PlayStation 4 Neo which aims to deliver 4K gaming experience and it also made it pretty clear that both of the console will co-exist together, without any intention of replacing the standard PlayStation 4 console maybe due to the reason of 40 million units being sold out.
While being asked the question of console developing companies shortening hardware’s life, Sony’s President responded with,
“Well no, PS4 is PS4, you know the new high-end PS4 is still PS4, so you know the lifecycle is not going to be shorter,”
From the statement, it becomes clear that the company has no intention of disturbing the base console. When Sony confirmed development of the long rumored PS 4 Neo a few weeks ago, it also announced that the PS 4 Neo will be sitting alongside the current PlayStation 4 console.
Furthermore, Sony also announced the upcoming games that will be coming with two versions, i.e, one for the Standard PlayStation 4 and another one for the PlayStation 4 Neo. Meanwhile, Sony’s rival in the console industry, Microsoft is also working for a new upgraded and 4K supported Xbox, codenamed as Project Scorpio, planned for release during holidays 2017 so we might see PS 4 hitting the market sometime around holidays 2017 as well.