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Rumor: New PS4k/PS4.5 leak via NeoGAF - GPU twice as powerful, dev kits already in developers' hands, $399-$499

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If this leak is real, I actually hope Sony gets in front of this.
Letting media and leakers dictate what message your product gets is never a good thing.



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KBG29 said:

 

 

GribbleGrunger said:

Yep, Sony need to send a copy of UC4 to every single developer and tell then that quality is what they expect from every PS4 game. Then when the PS4K releases, people with PS4s won't be so annoyed. It's an upgrade, not a downgrade ... but it's too late IMO. Sony never had time to put their messaging together, the messaging has been put together by the leakers.

This is the only scary thing about this whole situation. We have seen many times in this industry just what can happen once the media decides they don't like something. Hopefully Sony can get the real picture out to the news outlets soon before they decide they hate it before even knowing what it is.

Yep, it's genuinely worrying. I have bad feeling about this. I can't see how Sony can rectify this messaging because if they do it early, sales of the PS4 would fall because people will wait for the PS4K, so all they can do right now is let the media dictate that messaging and perception is everything.



 

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celador said:
Sounds like a bigger increase than I was expecting. Disappointing to hear the amount of games targeting it as 'significant' too. Of course, it will make very little difference to the regular PS4 experience than if it didn't exist, but knowing there is a better machine out there can frustrate.

I normally buy two PS consoles a generation anyway. I guess I will exhaust all the games released beforehand and then make the transition when the price has decreased. This is likely to be the start of a recurring strategy for PS and Xbox too going forward.

I mean, let's face it, the best PS4 exclusive that will ever be released will be released before May 11th anyway, so this won't have any impact on that.

 

Talking about Ratchet & Clank of course. It releases April 12th, waaay before May 11th.



GribbleGrunger said:
The leak could hurt Sony. The leaker describe it as 'considerable sacrifices to performance' on the PS4 but it's not really. It's an 'improved performance for PS4K owners.' This is taking a positive and presenting it in a negative way. I'm worried about this now because the media are going to run with that ONE sentence.

That falls in line with why I said I'm holding my coments about the matter until after E3, on the Amazon thread.
It's pretty clear since the first "leak" (rumor) what the intentions about "sharing" this "info" has behind it, very, very clear.



JRPGfan said:

PS4k in the area of performance, of a Nvidia Geforce 970 ?

Not bad for a 499$ console.

If you want to buy a new Geforce 970, your looking at like 330$.

A console this powerfull for 499$ is a decent price.

Nah, it's probably more like 380X (which has around 4TFLOPS)...970 is more like 3x PS4, depending on the game benched. 380X goes currently as low as $200.

2x GPU is still not enough for 4K UHD with the same settings as in 1080p, but it should be enough for 1920x2160p anamorphic...either that or 1080p with higher settings.



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I think this is legit and it is exactly what i have been expecting. Twice the graphics power to get any PS4 to 1080p 60 fps for VR and a 4K Blu-Ray player and possible upscaling capability. A PS4k is ideal marketing and i've been expecting a slightly more powerfull version ever since project Morpheus was announced.



Anyone else thinking this is going to be the biggest mistake Sony have ever made with the PS brand?



man i am so hyped for this new model



sully1311 said:
Anyone else thinking this is going to be the biggest mistake Sony have ever made with the PS brand?

Depends completely on how they handle it. It's not a bad idea in theory, but depending on how it's implemented will determine if it is detrimental to the PS brand.



sully1311 said:
Anyone else thinking this 'could' be the biggest mistake Sony have ever made with the PS brand?

Now I agree.



 

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