Sony Exec Says There is a Possibility of a More Powerful Version of PS4

By   /   Oct 23, 2015
PlayStation 4 sales

Sony Computer Entertainment Senior Vice President Masayasu Ito has made a pretty interesting statement in a recent interview. According to him, a new and more powerful version of PS4 is not out of the bounds of reason.

Consoles are closed platforms and they aren’t like PC, they can not be upgraded hardware wise. But that doesn’t mean Sony can’t release a new box with optimized performance.

Nintendo did it with 3DS, didn’t they?

Ito said that since PlayStation 4 is using x86 architecture, it is possible to improve performance over time if needed. However, he says that whether improvements should be made or not is the main question.

Till now, we have seen consoles loss weight over time, get more power efficient etc, after they are launched. But I don’t remember seeing a new performance optimized version of an existing console being released. I don’t think Sony will make this move as not many fans would be happy to spend another $400 for the high-performance version of a console they already own.

Also, how much performance can you squeeze out of the same assets? For real notable improvement and performance difference, you need to upgrade your specs.

So in my opinion, such optimizations for console hardware doesn’t make sense. Unless, Sony finds a way to optimize their existing install base rather than introducing a new PS4 SKU.

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now

AMD Ryzen CPU

The AMD Ryzen CPU Hits The Right Marks, Just Needs Right Price

The AMD Ryzen CPU was demoed recently and what a demo it was. AMD showed that the upcoming AMD...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Death Stranding leak

New Death Stranding Leak Revealed The Name Of Norman Reedus’ Character

Hideo Kojima rocked the internet with the reveal of Death Stranding trailer at The Game Awards...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Load More