There has been lots of speculation regarding updated versions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox one that could be coming later this year, and now GameStop’s COO is adding fuel to the fire by saying they expect new consoles to be revealed at E3. However, they are currently not modeling any sales projections into their business outlook.
Word that both Sony and Microsoft would be releasing updated versions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been going around for a while now, which has garnered a mixed response from consumers. While more powerful consoles means more powerful games, it also means that consoles could be adopting a PC-like upgrading process in order to be able to run the latest games.
GameStop said that “We expect E3 to focus on key titles in the back half of the year and console announcements. We also expect VR to generate significant gaming consumer and press interest.” While the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are both available now, the PlayStation VR is still set to make its debut this October.
The rumored PlayStation 4 upgrade has received many code names, such as the PS4.5, PS4K and Neo. It reportedly features upgraded CPU, GPU and RAM, with 4K output being supported. All PS4 games will apparently have to come with two modes that support the current PS4 and the potential upgraded one.
Microsoft is reportedly set to release two different versions of the Xbox One, with one apparently being four times more powerful than the current Xbox One. A smaller version of the console is also reportedly happening, set to be around 40% smaller than the current console.