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NOT going to happen, every add-on in the past has PROVED it never works, or if they release a stand-alone souped up PS4 will piss people off who bought the Original... thumb.gif

That was before consoles had to compete with the visuals and processing power of the PC. Also, dlc pisses off a lot of gamers, yet its a standard business model. It may not happen this generation, but with the next I can see it happening. We've seen upgrades in terms of power efficiency over the lifetime of the last gen consoles.
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Just call it the PlayStation 5 and market the backwards compatibilty with ps4 games and the ability to play on the same network as ps4 users, but make new games for both, where the ps5 version looks/runs better. And slowly phase out the ps4 like they did with the ps3.

That solves the issue of making the early ps4 adopters angry, and Sony gets their shiny new console and all the sales that come with it.
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The only reason a PS4.5 would make sense would be them adding in the additional hardware beef for backward compatibility purposes with the PS3. And were this the case, I would totally buy one, because my PS3 YLODed about a year ago and I have an enormous back catalog sitting and collecting dust. Otherwise, I don't see the point; PS4 is far and away the best-selling system of this generation, and console manufacturers traditionally make a lot more margin on software and online services than hardware.
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More and more I think about it if Sony was not seriously thinking this, than the guy would not even mention such a thing.

Maybe they are thinking of a new PS4 with improved VR capabilities but exactly same regular gaming.
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If the NX ends up being a monster and has 3rd party support , Mr. Exe might revisit the hypothetical question. Just like any tech advancement we need a push from the competition.
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Not having to upgrade your console is the very essence of the difference between PC Gaming and Console Gaming. If they start having non-SSD/HDD performance improvement releases that requires you pushing a brand new console for a full price, then there is no reason NOT to go with PC for gaming.
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Remember these?






It could work, but an add-on would work much better than an entire new console

Add-ons are universally a bad idea, there hasn't been a single successful add-on in videogame history.

With the current architecture games can be made scalable for past and future hardware. There is no reason to modify existing hardware.
post #48 of 99
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That was before consoles had to compete with the visuals and processing power of the PC. Also, dlc pisses off a lot of gamers, yet its a standard business model. It may not happen this generation, but with the next I can see it happening. We've seen upgrades in terms of power efficiency over the lifetime of the last gen consoles.
the ONLY way it will happen is next generation they buld the ps5/X-bone 2 like a pc where you can replace the ram video card and cpu, so when time comes they sell you the "UPGRADE" releasing a souped up PS4, would just piss off people who bought the original PS4 thumb.gif
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the ONLY way it will happen is next generation they buld the ps5/X-bone 2 like a pc where you can replace the ram video card and cpu, so when time comes they sell you the "UPGRADE" releasing a souped up PS4, would just piss off people who bought the original PS4 thumb.gif

No. That will never happen. Before they used to release Slim version of Console and now they are releasing a faster version. I am pissed each year that they release a faster better iPhone. I dont like that my older iPhone runs a bit slower. It's not like they payed PS3 prices. PS4 is dirt cheap compare to other electronics.
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No. That will never happen. Before they used to release Slim version of Console and now they are releasing a faster version. I am pissed each year that they release a faster better iPhone. I dont like that my older iPhone runs a bit slower. It's not like they payed PS3 prices. PS4 is dirt cheap compare to other electronics.
no idea why people Dumb enough to buy basicly the EXACT same phone but with slighlty faster chipset literaly like 1 year after they bought it, but in consoles it would NOT work thumb.gif
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