Sony is also working on a PlayStation 4 Slim variant alongside the recently announced PlayStation Neo console iteration, reports an analyst for The Wall Street Journal.
According to the report, the company is planning to announce the slim edition to its current-generation console in September. If legitimate, the announcement could take place during Tokyo Game Show or perhaps just before the advent of that event.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) June 29, 2016
It’s important to point out that this is the first time we’re hearing about a PlayStation 4 Slim version. Sony has previously denied any plans for such an iteration, stating that it’s more cost effective to simply put out an upgraded console like PlayStation Neo rather than try making the standard edition sleeker.
Earlier this month, Sony confirmed the much rumored PlayStation Neo. While the console wasn’t mentioned during the company’s E3 2016 press conference, rumors dictate that Sony plans to release PlayStation Neo later this year.
That could possibly be to cater to the PlayStation VR crowd, and would put the company’s upgraded console first in the market. Microsoft has already announced that it plans to launch Project Scorpio in fall 2017.