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Dovahking
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(06-29-2016, 08:20 PM)
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From the Digital Foundry thread.

Originally Posted by Elios83

Interesting news:

https://twitter.com/mochi_wsj?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

WSJ analyst is claiming after the recent Sony investors meeting that Sony is planning to announce a PS4 Slim on top of Neo in September at Tokyo Game Show.


Edit: full quote

Sony plans to ship 20 million units of the PlayStation 4 during the current fiscal year, with momentum likely to be fueled by releases of blockbuster game titles and a high-end version of the console.

Macquarie Securities analyst Damian Thong said Sony might also introduce a slimmer version of the PlayStation. Sony declined to comment on that possibility. The new variations of the console might be released at a game show in September, Mr. Thong said.


Please lock if it's old.
dralla
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(06-29-2016, 08:21 PM)
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It's already a pretty small console. It's also extremely loud and runs hot. I wonder how much smaller they can get
icespide
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cheaper PS4 Slim: $299

PS4K: $399
Dereck
(06-29-2016, 08:22 PM)

Originally Posted by icespide

cheaper PS4 Slim: $299

PS4K: $399

Bundled with Spider-man
cw_sasuke
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(06-29-2016, 08:22 PM)
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NX better be cheap if it has to compete with a 249$ PS4 Slim next year.
blastprocessor
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(06-29-2016, 08:22 PM)
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Bring it.
Bgamer90
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Is it possible to get this to a PS2 slim size?
Darryl M R
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(06-29-2016, 08:22 PM)
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I want to believe. But then I will have to eat crows for making fun of MS.
Panda Rin
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(06-29-2016, 08:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by icespide

cheaper PS4 Slim: $299

PS4K: $399

Most likely scenario.
Fisty
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(06-29-2016, 08:22 PM)
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Ehh i doubt it. Doesnt seem very cost effective on Sony's end.

Unless they went with the 5.5 tflop Neo, then i suppose it could make sense.
andymcc
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(06-29-2016, 08:22 PM)
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hey i'll be at TGS this year. hopefully there'll be some cool software.
NateDrake
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(06-29-2016, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dereck

Bundled with Spider-man

Announcing a bundle for a 2017 game?
Azalean
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(06-29-2016, 08:23 PM)

Originally Posted by cw_sasuke

NX better be cheap if it has to compete with a 249$ PS4 Slim next year.

It should be competing with the Neo (and Scorpio), not the slim.
thuway
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(06-29-2016, 08:23 PM)
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The pricing of Neo at $399 and PS4 Slim at $299 is way too close. Is Sony really going to announce two SKUs at one event in October?
Syntsui
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Originally Posted by dralla

It's already a pretty small console. It's also extremely loud and runs hot. I wonder how much smaller they can get

Latest revision is not loud, at all. It gets really hot though.
salromano
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(06-29-2016, 08:23 PM)
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Guys, it's an analyst prediction.

Can't read the article 'cuz no WSJ account, but going by the tweet: "Sony analyst says "PlayStation 4 Slim," not just "Neo," due by Tokyo Game Show in Sept"
Dereck
(06-29-2016, 08:23 PM)

Originally Posted by NateDrake

Announcing a bundle for a 2017 game?

Whoops
Finale Fireworker
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(06-29-2016, 08:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by dralla

It's already a pretty small console. It's also extremely loud and runs hot. I wonder how much smaller they can get

I always scratched my had when people compared their PS4 to jet engines and said they got deafeningly loud. My PS4 never makes any noise, at least nothing audible from the couch.

Then I played a game off a disk for the first time earlier this year. The different is amazing.

Digital games: ssshhhh, the baby is sleeping
Physical games: AAAAHHH THE BABY IS SCREAMING
Trogdor1123
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(06-29-2016, 08:24 PM)
Internals only I suspect. What reason is there to shrink it more?
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Originally Posted by Bgamer90

Is it possible to get this to a PS2 slim size?

Doubt it. Too small, anyhow. It moves around whenever you push the power button or plug in a controller. Great for velcro-mounting, tho.
SpecX
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I look forward to this announcement. I already own 2 systems and probably won't buy another, but I want to see Sony magicians make this box 40% smaller.
alr1ght
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(06-29-2016, 08:24 PM)
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That's alot of hardware for Sony. PS4K, PS4 Slim, PSVR all releasing close to one another.
jbug617
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(06-29-2016, 08:24 PM)

Originally Posted by thuway

The pricing of Neo at $399 and PS4 Slim at $299 is way too close. Is Sony really going to announce two SKUs at one event in October?

Only works if Neo is delayed.
Quick
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(06-29-2016, 08:24 PM)

Originally Posted by icespide

cheaper PS4 Slim: $299

PS4K: $399

Yes pls. Probably $399 CAD and $499 CAD respectively.
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(06-29-2016, 08:24 PM)
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Hope this isn't true, that last thing they need is to make things even more complicated. MS seemed all over the place at E3 and their new console isn't out for 18 months.
icespide
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Originally Posted by Finale Fireworker

I always scratched my had when people compared their PS4 to jet engines and said they got deafeningly loud. My PS4 never makes any noise, at least nothing audible from the couch.

Then I played a game off a disc for the first time earlier this year. The different is amazing.

Digital games: ssshhhh, the baby is sleeping
Physical games: AAAAHHH THE BABY IS SCREAMING

physical games are only loud when they're installing. Once the game is fully installed it should run exactly the same as digital
cw_sasuke
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(06-29-2016, 08:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Azalean

It should be competing with the Neo (and Scorpio), not the slim.

I dont see Nintendo releasing a console as expensive a PS4K or Scorpio. 299$ max, 249 would be even better.
Solrac
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Originally Posted by dralla

It's already a pretty small console. It's also extremely loud and runs hot. I wonder how much smaller they can get

easy, put power supply outside, profit
Ushay
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(06-29-2016, 08:25 PM)
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Sending out their slim to die. Am I right guys? /s

If this is true I'd love to see what refinements they have made to it. Maybe go back to the classical PS2 shape? Would love that!
FantasticMrSnake
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(06-29-2016, 08:25 PM)
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If UK doesn't die by that, my body is ready for Neo .
StoopKid
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Originally Posted by Bgamer90

Is it possible to get this to a PS2 slim size?

I wish.

That thing was ridiculously small.
GravityInsanity
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(06-29-2016, 08:25 PM)
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How slimmer can it get?
Jasbasse
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I doubt Neo will be having a SKU coming out this year. No way it happens. I say they announce at TGS or wait until The PSX event that I'm sure will happen in December.

I just can't see the Neo being announced this year and being released this year. Even if there is an announcement, there won't be a price.
Sectorseven
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Would they really announce at TGS? That show doesn't have nearly the console presence it used to, plus I don't think western media even covers it.
BruceCLea
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(06-29-2016, 08:25 PM)
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Let's gooooo
wachie
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Full quote.

Sony plans to ship 20 million units of the PlayStation 4 during the current fiscal year, with momentum likely to be fueled by releases of blockbuster game titles and a high-end version of the console.

Macquarie Securities analyst Damian Thong said Sony might also introduce a slimmer version of the PlayStation. Sony declined to comment on that possibility. The new variations of the console might be released at a game show in September, Mr. Thong said.

Saitama
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(06-29-2016, 08:25 PM)
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Instrasting
Anton Sugar
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(06-29-2016, 08:26 PM)
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I wonder if they'll get as much shit as MS did. Seems even "worse" to release a PS4S if the PS4 Neo may be out this year, in terms of SKU confusion.

Then again, I never really thought MS's X1S/Scorpio reveal was confusing. X1S and PS4S (if real) seem more catered towards people who haven't bought consoles yet, not existing owners who want to upgrade.
Bad_Boy
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(06-29-2016, 08:26 PM)
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50 page thread incoming.
icespide
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(06-29-2016, 08:26 PM)
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it would be funny if a PS4 slim has an external power brick while the Xbox One S has an internal one
alr1ght
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(06-29-2016, 08:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Finale Fireworker

I always scratched my had when people compared their PS4 to jet engines and said they got deafeningly loud. My PS4 never makes any noise, at least nothing audible from the couch.

Then I played a game off a disk for the first time earlier this year. The different is amazing.

Digital games: ssshhhh, the baby is sleeping
Physical games: AAAAHHH THE BABY IS SCREAMING

All games get installed to the HDD. There should be no audible difference. It has to do with how demanding a game is.
JetSetRadio
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(06-29-2016, 08:26 PM)
Doesn't the slim simply replaces the PS4? Seems plausible.
Xenoflare
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(06-29-2016, 08:27 PM)
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Fuuuuuuck do I cancel my XB1S for this?
Snkfanatic
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Originally Posted by icespide

cheaper PS4 Slim: $299

PS4K: $399

I am expecting the PS4 Neo and Scorpio to be more in the $499 to $599 range honestly. I hope I am wrong.
AdanVC
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(06-29-2016, 08:28 PM)
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Niiice. Glad I waited to get a PS4. Well if this is true of course.
MaximusPayne
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(06-29-2016, 08:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Anton Sugar

I wonder if they'll get as much shit as MS did. Seems even "worse" to release a PS4S if the PS4 Neo may be out this year, in terms of SKU confusion.

Then again, I never really thought MS's X1S/Scorpio reveal was confusing. X1S and PS4S (if real) seem more catered towards people who haven't bought consoles yet, not existing owners who want to upgrade.

I agree with you except for one thing. The Xbox One S is a 4k disc player. My reason for upgrade.
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Originally Posted by icespide

physical games are only loud when they're installing. Once the game is fully installed it should run exactly the same as digital

Nothing is loud on my PS4. It's a launch unit and I don't buy digital. All my games are on Disc.

I can hear the fan ramp up on certain games when temps are higher but it's certainly not jet engine sounds. Just normal fan sound. And when installing from disc it's just normal optical disc head movement sound that I hear.

It just seems weird that so many people insist that ALL PS4s have the problem they are having when it's more likely that it's just them and several other people.

I can totally understand that manufacturing consistency could be a factor. Maybe one run had horrible thermal paste application while another run had it just fine.
AmyS
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(06-29-2016, 08:30 PM)
PS4 Slim $299

PS4 Neo $399 ~ $499 tops.

No fucking way Sony will do another Five Hundred Ninety Nine Dollars, again.
Brinbe
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(06-29-2016, 08:30 PM)
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Makes sense. Kind of a mid-life relaunch. Refresh the controller too while you're at it.
Onaco
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(06-29-2016, 08:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by salromano

Guys, it's an analyst prediction.

Can't read the article 'cuz no WSJ account, but going by the tweet: "Sony analyst says "PlayStation 4 Slim," not just "Neo," due by Tokyo Game Show in Sept"

So like... Someone on Gaf? Not holding my breath. I can hold out on an jet engine-sounding PS4 for another year as I wait for Neo.

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