PlayStation Europe Exec on PS4 Neo: "It's Normal to Think of its Update;" Welcomes the Nintendo NX

April 28, 2016

Sony has been very silent about the rumored PS4K or PS4 Neo, but Sony Computer Entertainment Vice-President for Southern Europe Philippe Cardon was slightly more forthcoming during an interview on Challenges.

“PS4 has been developed to be compatible with VR, but within the life of a console research and development teams are still working on improvements. The current PS4 dates back multiple years. It’s normal to think of it’s update. However, I have no more information than that to provide.”

While this is far from an official (or even unofficial) confirmation, at least Cardon did not hide behind the “no comment” wall as Sony has done since the first rumors emerged from GDC 2016. We’ll see if the rumors will solidify, and even more importantly how they will solidify. For the moment, this is all we get.

Incidentally, Cardon also mentioned that the console market has “everything to gain” with the return of Nintendo with the NX.


“I don’t know about a generation 8-2. Information about the hardware does not filter from Japan. What I can tell you for now is that we’re currently in an extremely dynamic market, but currently based on two consoles and not three. The market has everything to gain from the return of Nintendo. With three consoles, the market is stronger.”

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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