What if the scorpio is a 9th gen console though?
I think that would be the best move for Microsoft. If that's the case (and based on Scorpio's rumored power it very well could be), it may present a bit of a problem for Neo. Scorpio will almost certainly be backwards compatible without the hinderance of its new software having to run on the XB1. A full gen leap will also justify buying a new console for many people.
People could just stick with the standard PS4 and/or decide to upgrade to the next gen with Scorpio in 2017, making Neo the least desirable choice and giving Microsoft at least a year head start on gen 9.
Or it could also just backfire.....
Right now the dev kits for the Neo are supposed to already be out there. That means that the most sony can chsnge now are clock speeds. No need changing the increased bandwidth cause at thr end of the day thr Neo is still designed to run games natively at 1080p. If sony does chsmge the clock speed of the GPU if they really are using a Polaris GPU then that can go up from 900mhz+ to 1200mhz+. That tskes perfomance up from 4TF+ to around 5.5TF.
Where this poses a problem is that if the Neo comes this year, by next year when the scorpio is coming it will be competing not just with a much cheaper neo, but with all of playstation. As i have said before, devs domt look at MS or sony and see scorpio or Neo. They see, 80M PS4s and 40M XB1s. It will be the PS2 all over again where even tho MS has thr more powerful box games will still be made using the higher selling PS4 as the lead platform.
Whatever the case tho, interesting times ahead. Guess at E3 we will find out.