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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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nanarchy said:
Twice the GPU power? that pretty well confirms it is fake as you won't be running games at 4k with only twice the GPU power unless you want to be watching a slideshow.

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=215144&page=1

HylianYoshi said:
That's fake. If otherwise, someone needs to be punched in the face for this.

if it would have been fake Sony would have came out and denied it or said its just slim model or something. Kotaku asked Sony if its true and they didnt want to give an answer. For almost a week now we havent gotten an answer by Sony for a serious rumor.

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

Like the PS2 which played all your PS1 libabry?

This is even more consumer friendly as PS1 owners couldnt enjoy PS2 games. 



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Jicale said:
If true, who would buy the PS5 at release date? Just sit back, wait for the next gen game catalogue to build and buy the PS5.5 mid gen.

I think this is what people don't get. 

When the PS5 drops, you will still be able to play PS5 games on your PS4. Albeit just running at 720p@30fps or less with IQ set to minimum. 

What we are seeing here is the beginning of scalable consoles. 



 

Aerys said:
Unless they offer to take our current PS4 and buy the new one for not more than 100 euros, they could go fuck themselves if that's true.



Damn this is so representative of my feelings, I am so lost towards this rumor.



JEMC said:
Twice the GPU power is not enough to run games at 4K.

Not enough to upscale?



Well, this is new.

Read.

Aerys said:
Unless they offer to take our current PS4 and buy the new one for not more than 100 euros, they could go fuck themselves if that's true.



They won't. You're not entitled to an upgrade.



Well, this is new.

Read.

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http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sony-pictures-launching-ultra-4k-streaming-service-on-april-4th-300242378.html

Just in case anyone missed this news yesterday. Pretty clear Sony wants a home console that can run this service aswell.



3 things make me suspicious of this rumor:

    1. Leaker said he got out of a meeting yesterday, details like that should make his/her identity fairly easy to uncover and that's the last thing a leaker wants to happen
    2. GoW4 releasing alongside it. Assuming this "PS4.5/PS4K" releases this year it means GoW will be released within about 9 months after the announcement, tops. And I'm assuming Sony will make GoW4 their main reveal at E3, which would make it about 6 months. What's the last time one of Sony's major IPs had such little team between announcement and release? Not to mention, what big exclusives would Sony have next year then?
    3. Sony not deciding on the CPU yet, even though it could affect pricing by $100, this isn't exactly some small detail. Also the dev kits already being in developers' hands even though Sony haven't decided on the CPU yet


      CGI-Quality said:

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      'rumour' should be added to the title, atleast that's what some sensible outlets are doing

      http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2016/03/rumour_ps4k_will_cost_usd399_will_feature_4k_blu-ray_and_will_boast_better_graphics



      binary solo said:
      As long as all games are playable on the original model I don't have any concerns. But there is no way I am buying an upgraded system even if most new games are only playable on PS4K.

      Thats pretty much my stance as well, I dont even have a 4k TV. I have absolutly no problem with playing games with worst graphics as long as they run well enought (even if they are 30fps while they are 60fps on the 4k). Theres 0 chance Im spending that much money on a new console just to upgrade the graphics.



      Jicale said:
      If true, who would buy the PS5 at release date? Just sit back, wait for the next gen game catalogue to build and buy the PS5.5 mid gen.

      True, especially seeing the lack of exclusives at launch with 8th gen consoles