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Ito-san immediately clarified that he has nothing specific to announce, but the adoption of the X86 architecture, made performance improvements in due time possible. Yet, Ito-san continued, the real question is whether those improvements should be made or not.

That’s why providing a standard performance version of the PS4 and a high performance version of the console side-by-side is, according to Ito-san, an idea that might be considered.

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I had suspected this 2 years ago. As much as it is still unlikely, It MIGHT happen.
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I personally wouldn't mind it... Since I have finally gotten internet where I live I have returned to playing a lot of my games on PC but I still love to play some games in my console. Just like buying the new video card every two~three years seem to be the deal in the pc community, why not buying an upgraded (as long as the upgrade is actually notable) console?
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I don't see this actually happening. It would cause confusion in the market and anger "early adopters". It wouldn't be worth their R&D. Instead of doing that just pump out a PS5 sooner, maybe 2017.
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I personally wouldn't mind it... Since I have finally gotten internet where I live I have returned to playing a lot of my games on PC but I still love to play some games in my console. Just like buying the new video card every two~three years seem to be the deal in the pc community, why not buying an upgraded (as long as the upgrade is actually notable) console?
Most logical thought is they will gimp the performance of the console out the door and then sell you the gimped performance back a few years later at no extra cost to them. Would be a beautiful plan against a otherwise uninformed group on hardware.
    
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That would be hilarious as that's one of the last things the consoles have, a long lifetime expectancy. It honestly would be like pre built dumbed down pc's if they start upgrading them every few years.
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Most logical thought is they will gimp the performance of the console out the door and then sell you the gimped performance back a few years later at no extra cost to them. Would be a beautiful plan against a otherwise uninformed group on hardware.

Competition would prevent something like that. Besides everyone would figure out the hardware and see the cost and rip the company for doing that. You lose MUCH MUCH more than you gain because the consumer is informed by the internet.
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That would be hilarious as that's one of the last things the consoles have, a long lifetime expectancy. It honestly would be like pre built dumbed down pc's if they start upgrading them every few years.

2 different version idea could be an interesting approach.

Imagine PS5 is launched alongside with PS5v2..

They all have the same life cycle but one would focus on 4k 30fps and the other focus on 4k 60fps along with VR. Or one to focus on 1080p 60fps and the other to focus on 4k 60 fps.

It MIGHT happen. Every single game to be released for PS5 will release on both platforms. Not a single exception. Both consoles have the same infrastructure etc... Only difference is performance.

developers might not like the idea at all though. Or maybe they might.
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Yeah 0% chance of this happening. It would destroy one of the biggest advantages consoles have over PCs.
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It will be called playstation 5
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