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Sony’s PlayStation 4 Event: Neo and Slim Versions, and More on September 7

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Sony’s most anticipated “PlayStation Meeting” is on September 7, in New York – the same day Apple is set to unveil their new iPhone 7 series. Sony is expected to announce some sweet new hardware and software in the event, and although nothing is official just yet, The Verge shows us a brief overview of what to expect in the product event.

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PlayStation 4 Neo: More Powerful, 4K Ready

Sony has already spilled most of the beans when it comes to the Playstation 4 Neo, which is basically a beefed-up PS4 with 4K support. Expect better performance and better visuals as well if you have a 4K compliant TV.

The PS4 Neo is not a “next-gen” offering as it will play the same games of the current PS4 console. “It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4. We will be selling both through the life cycle,” according to Andrew House, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, in an interview with the Financial Times.

With the expected launch of PlayStation VR in October, the PS4 Neo is designed to capitalize on the new product by offering better hardware for smoother VR performance.

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PlayStation 4 Slim: Smaller Design, And?

Probably better thermals, or power efficiency? Images of the PS4 Slim surfaced on the Internet a few weeks back and, as expected, it’s a smaller version of the existing PS4 console, with rounded corners.

We’ll find out soon whether the PS4 Slim will have other improvements to its internals and functionality.

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DualShock 4 Controller: New or Not?

The leaked PS4 Slim images have a DS4 controller in them. Whether this is a new version of the current controller or just a minor refresh in design and hardware, we’ll find out on the event day itself. That light bar is now visible from the front though.

New Games: As Usual

This is standard procedure when unveiling a new gaming console. Expect to see the new PS4s performing in glorious 4K magnificence. As for which game titles, your guess is as good as ours.

Source: The Verge

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