Sony: PlayStation Neo Isn't a Shift to Regular Upgrades Like PC or Mobile

By Giuseppe Nelva

June 28, 2016

During Sony’s Investor Day currently being held in Tokyo, Sony Interactive Entertainment President Andrew House shared more color about the upcoming PlayStation Neo.

House mentioned that this is the first time for Sony to offer an hardware upgrade in the middle of the life cycle of a console. That said, they’re not going to do regular upgrades akin to the PC or mobile markets. The company is also not pursuing a generational hardware change.

He then explained that in the mobile business users are used to upgrade their hardware every one or two years, but that’s not the case in the console business, where the cycle is at least five or six years. Yet, there’s potential, and that’s why the latest and greatest technology will be introduced in the middle of the life cycle.

A key factor is still the importance of the customer, so Sony intends to mantain “one console world” with the same software for both consoles.

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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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