PlayStation Neo 'is still PS4,' says Shuhei Yoshida

ps neo not replace ps4 sony playstation 4 side 1500x1000
Ahead of E3, Sony confirmed it was working on a new and more powerful version of the PS4 called PlayStation Neo. But as Microsoft announced its Project Scorpio, gamers worried whether Sony’s upcoming console was an all-new console and not just an improvement on the first model. Now Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, has dismissed such concerns and said that the “new high-end PS4 is still PS4, so the life cycle is not going to be shorter.”

Yoshida is not following Sony’s policy to withhold details on its upcoming console until an official announcement is made. Sony said prior to E3 2016 that it would not be showing its new hardware at the conference, instead opting for a reveal at a later date. However, Microsoft’s reveal of Project Scorpio left Yoshida surprised and may have changed his announcement plans. “I was not expecting them to talk about [Project Scorpio], so it’s very very super interesting what they are doing,” he says.

Both consoles are leading in sales of the current generation, but Sony has a massive lead over Microsoft. In May of this year, the PS4 was reported to have sold 40 million units, whereas the Xbox One had sold just below 20 million by January (Sony had sold 36 million at the time). It’s unclear whether the PS4 has sold double the amount that the Xbox One has, but Microsoft needs to do something about the sales gap.

It’s possible that Project Scorpio is the software giant’s attempt to recapture gamers who have adapted to the mobile industry’s yearly cycles, and the Microsoft is trying to one-up Sony by adopting this new approach. If Microsoft is successful it would likely lead to a strategic shift for all parties involved in the console war. But we’ll have to wait for the new consoles to arrive and stay around for a while before drawing any conclusions.

It has been rumored that PlayStation Neo will be released this year, but no official announcement has been made.


From PUBG to Apex Legends, this is how battle royale happened

Battle royale games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds’ and Fortnite have become the biggest trend in video games. The genre is also pushing the envelope in Twitch streaming and eSports.

Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro: Which console is more powerful?

Far from cooling down, the console wars are only getting more intense. We compare Microsoft's Xbox One X to Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro to help you decide which premium console is right for you.

Here's how you can control your PS4 right from your phone

Sony built the PlayStation 4 with smartphone and mobile integration in mind. Take a look at our guide for connecting your smartphone or tablet to a PS4, so you can get the most out of the system while on the go.

How do the revised Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles stack up?

Microsoft's new Xbox One S and Sony's PlayStation 4 "Slim" have bucked the generational gaming console trend. But which of these stopgap systems is worth spending your paycheck on?

Sony could use a robot to turn your PlayStation into a fitness machine

Sony submitted a patent application for a robotic device equipped with a camera to assist in your workout. The images included suggest that the device will work with your PlayStation console.

How to sync and troubleshoot your PS4's DualShock 4 controllers

Sony's Bluetooth-enabled DualShock 4 controllers for PlayStation 4 are some of the best on the market, but connection issues aren't unheard of. Here's how to sync them to your console.
Product Review

The Division 2 brings the most fun we've ever had to Washington, D.C.

After 55 hours with The Division 2, it’s clear that Ubisoft has improved on the original in almost every way. The world is richly detailed, the story missions are wonderful, gunplay and enemy design are great, and the endgame content is…

The best of the last generation: Our 50 favorite Xbox 360 games

The Xbox 360 thrived during a generation where games were plentiful. Here's our list of the best Xbox 360 games of all time, including all game genres and even a few special indie hits.

The Division 2 is another loot shooter with a dull story. Does it matter?

The Division 2 has a story to tell. It's not a good story. It's not told very well. But by-golly, The Division 2 is going to make you sit your ass down and listen whether you want to or not.

A new hope is lost as Disney dismisses rumors of a revival of Lucasfilm Games

According to job listings on the Disney website, the company has plans to revive Lucasfilm Games. This comes as a surprise following the shuttering of LucasArts in 2013 and could potentially mean more Star Wars games.

Last gen had some hits! Take a look at the best PS3 games of all time

Choosing the right PlayStation 3 game can be a conundrum, especially when there are nearly 1,500 titles to choose from. Thankfully, we've rounded up the best games to have ever made it to the platform.

Oculus shows off the Rift S, plans to phase out its original VR headset

Oculus plans to phase out its flagship Rift VR headset for its newly created Rift S. The Rift S made its debut this week at the 2019 Game Developers Conference and is expected to be released in spring 2019.

Hook up your Nintendo Switch with these deals on accessories right now on Amazon

The Nintendo Switch is a portable system with tons of accessories. The problem is, hooking it up doesn't come cheap. Every week, we look for the best deals on Nintendo Switch accessories on Amazon so you don't have to.

Epic Games is offering $100 million to game developers with no catch

Epic Games launched a new grant program called Epic MegaGrants. The program will dish out $100 million in funds to developers working in the 3D graphics community, even if they don't use Unreal Engine.