The super powerful PlayStation 4K could be launching way sooner than any of us expected, so you might want to start saving now.
A noted analyst predicts that Sony could launch the new machine along with a slimmed down version of the standard PS4 before or during the Tokyo Games Show in September.
Macquarie Securities analyst Damian Thong shared this info with The Wall Street Journal. Sony declined to comment on the matter of a launch date or a slim PS4, those mysterious bastards.
This follows a report from earlier in June that Sony would launch the PS4K before the end of the year.
Of course, this is all nothing but predictions and guesswork at this stage. Very informed guesswork from very intelligent people whose job it is to know all about this kind of stuff, granted – but just keep in mind that it’s still far from confirmed.
As for a slimmed down version of the standard PS4? Well it’s not as if Sony are strangers to such practice with their PlayStation consoles – it’s hardly beyond the realms of possibility.
After months of leaks and speculation, Sony officially confirmed the 4K ready PlayStation (codenamed Neo) just before E3 2016. If you’re curious, you can see the PS4K holds up against a standard PS4 below.
Not to be outdone, Microsoft announced the Xbox One S and a rival to the Neo, called Project Scorpio during E3.
The Xbox One S launches in August, while Project Scorpio should be with us by “Holiday 2017”. It seems the console wars are about to begin again.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.