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Two New PlayStation 4 Consoles To Launch In September

Richard Leadbetter / Eurogamer

If you’re planning to purchase a PS4 anytime soon, it might be best to put those plans on hold.

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Sony has plans to unveil two new versions of the Playstation 4 next month.

The report comes after images of a slimmer PlayStation 4 leaked on an online auction site.

Leaked image of the PS4 Slim on Gumtree

Leaked image of the PS4 Slim on Gumtree

The slim version will be revealed alongside an upgraded 4K-enabled PS4 at an event in New York on September 7th.

According to YouTuber ZRZ, the new versions will also be shipping with a brand new DualShock 4 controller. While the new controller looks similar to the previous one, the most noticeable difference is an additional lightbar on the touch pad.

The launch will come one month after competitor Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One S, their very own slimmed-down version of the Xbox One.

 

The newly launched Xbox One S by Microsoft

The newly launched Xbox One S by Microsoft (Source)

While Sony has introduced slimmer versions of previous PlayStation models in the past, this is the first time the Japanese company is upgrading its flagship console, which is expected to produce better graphics amongst other things.

Back in June, Sony confirmed that they were working on an enhanced PS4 which was codenamed Neo. The upgrade was said to include a faster processor, improved graphics and support for 4K televisions.

The WSJ report added that production for the current PS4 model has been cut, adding to speculation that the slimmer version will replace it as the base model of the console.

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