PlayStation Neo: The enhanced version of PlayStation 4, called the PlayStation Neo has stirred up curiosity among the PS fans. Every other day you get new rumours about the console but none as definite as this one. The now-deleted Amazon Spain product listing had revealed the release date and price of Sony’s PlayStation 4 hardware revision, i.e. PlayStation Neo.
UPDATE: This turned out to be a mistake. This release date and price was actually meant for the PlayStation VR. Sony reached out to PCMag to clarify.
Original story: According to Yahoo Tech, Amazon Spanish made public an early listing of the product which was quickly removed. Apparently, the release date of PlayStation Neo is October 13 (same as that of PlayStation VR) and the device was priced at 400 euros, which is approximately equivalent to $450.
Given that Neo is supposed to work well with the PS VR, it makes sense that the release date clashes. And it seems convenient that the price range is similar to the standard of PlayStation 4. The price of both devices may seem like a lot, but if you compare the grand total of a PlaStation VR and a PlayStation Neo, with that of VR-ready PC, the former seems more affordable.
A Sony document leaked a couple of months back also confirms the 13 October release date. It reveals that the PlayStation 4 games launching after October 2016 will be supported by both PS4 and PlayStation Neo. This, by the way, proves Neo is not meant to be a successor of PS4, it is meant to co-exist. Both will be using the same store, system software, application package and online services.
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The rumour on PS Neo began when Sony, reportedly went ahead explain to developers why an upgrade was being made and what it’s looking for, in terms of supporting content via a 42-page document. The presentation somehow went public and was soon taken down. The document was pretty comprehensive, covering everything from, dates for when prototype units are to be expected, to development tricks to reach 4K or near 4K resolution in games.