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Probably next year. PS4 is already pretty tiny



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PowerXXX said:
Hiku said:
PS3 got a slim version probably a bit earlier than planned because of the situation they were in. 


Well, PS3 wasn't doing so bad when the Slim version was announced.

Well, the R&D for the Slim version obviously started a while before it was released. On top of that, one of the reasons PS3 was doing better at the time was because of reductions in costs for development, by removing the Emotion Engine chip, and some other things. Which may very well have been part of the R&D for the Slim version since the idea of the concept is to lower the cost of the console. But either way, Sony haven't done anything quite like that for PS4 yet.



Probably not till next year at the earliest.



It's possible for the holyday season, but I doubt it. The APU inside will need to make the jump to 14/16nm in order to avoid overheating in a smaller case. These production capabilities are still in much demand and small supply, the yield rates ain't optimal yet (which would reduce the winnings from the die slim), and AMD themselves haven't made the jump yet, which means they will prioritize their own products (ie. Polaris ans Zen) first in 14/16nm production.

Also, I think Sony should lower the price too soon. The company as a whole could certainly use the extra bucks from the higher price after the financial problems they faced in the last years



Bofferbrauer said:
Also, I think Sony should lower the price too soon. The company as a whole could certainly use the extra bucks from the higher price after the financial problems they faced in the last years

I think they will cut the price again this fall but i could be wrong. Personally if i was Sony i would cut the price with Uncharted 4 launch and then release the slim version this fall with the same price or at 289$.





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PowerXXX said:
Bofferbrauer said:
Also, I think Sony should lower the price too soon. The company as a whole could certainly use the extra bucks from the higher price after the financial problems they faced in the last years

I think they will cut the price again this fall but i could be wrong. Personally if i was Sony i would cut the price with Uncharted 4 launch and then release the slim version this fall with the same price or at 289$.



I agree, another $50 price cut this fall is highly likely. 

 

There's 2 ways to look at the PS4 slim situation. They will use it to increase sales and lower PS4 production costs in which case they could release this year. If their are going to rely on software and new lower retail price to carry them through the year, let a potential Xbox One slim take the limelight and slim down strictly when PS4 sales start to dip, then next year is more likely. 

 

I'm going with the former and guess they will probably slim the PS4 down a few times this gen.



WC4Life said:

You are not making any sense. Why would Sony postpone the release of PS4-slim if it was ready to enter market? Let's say PS4-slim would be ready for holiday 2016.

Sony either launches slim to match OG-PS4 price and gets more profit per unit.

or

Sony launches slim with lower price and sells more units through the holiday.

 

In both cases Sony makes more money.

 

Now what is the benefit of not releasing PS4-slim if it was possible? What would be the benefit of waiting till 2017 and launch PS4-slim then?

Slim-console is only a way to manufacture a product cheaper and that is why it exists.

 

edit: Your logic still does not make any sense.

 

I never said or implied that R&D for a slim model even existed. I stated the opposite.

At this point you are just aruging around yourself. 



SWORDF1SH said:
PowerXXX said:
Bofferbrauer said:
Also, I think Sony should lower the price too soon. The company as a whole could certainly use the extra bucks from the higher price after the financial problems they faced in the last years

I think they will cut the price again this fall but i could be wrong. Personally if i was Sony i would cut the price with Uncharted 4 launch and then release the slim version this fall with the same price or at 289$.



I agree, another $50 price cut this fall is highly likely. 

 

There's 2 ways to look at the PS4 slim situation. They will use it to increase sales and lower PS4 production costs in which case they could release this year. If their are going to rely on software and new lower retail price to carry them through the year, let a potential Xbox One slim take the limelight and slim down strictly when PS4 sales start to dip, then next year is more likely. 

 

I'm going with the former and guess they will probably slim the PS4 down a few times this gen.

 

I agree.

One of the reasons that i think Sony would like to release this year the PS4 is the big competition. There is the arrival of the NX which is rumored for the fall and the rumored slim version of Xbone (along with a price cut probably). Xbone will have Gears 4 and some other first/party games and NX will be the new thing in town. This is probably the last chance Xbone has to come clost to PS4 sales so i think they will go all out with Gears 4. From the other hand Sony would release the biggest game U4 in April and for fall they probably have Horizon and GTsport along with some other first/third party game. Compared to the others their lineup doesn't seem so attractive right now but this was also the case with this fall lineup and they Sony still won. It's still early to jump to conslusions, we are still in January. Things will clear up probably at E3.



I wish it would, but I think it has such a busy year ahead they will probably only release the slip PS4 next year (2017)



No, I don't.

Not only do I see relatively little reason for it from a market perspective... But the PS4's design is pretty incredible. It really couldn't get much smaller as a complete machine, for the time being.