Sony is looking to revamp its PlayStation 4, and is releasing a slimmer version of the console.
While it hasn’t been made public that Sony is looking at releasing a slimmer version of the PlayStation 4, much like the Xbox One, a new series of leaks suggest that that’s exactly what they’re doing. And it would stand to reason: they did it for both the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation 3, and since Microsoft is doing it, why not follow suit as well?
New leaked pictures have been popping up around the web. The pictures show a console that is entirely matte and has a flat, rectangular profile instead of arched like the current design. This is all based on an auction based in the UK of an apparently pre-launch version of the 500GB PlayStation 4 — a listing that has since been pulled.
If you want to wait to get the official word from Sony, they’re expected to reveal their full PlayStation 4 plans at a Sept. 7 event. Some have also speculated that Sony could launch a revamped older PS 4 for households without virtual reality, and a new PS4 for those who want to try the PSVR headset.
Sony recently announced that the PS4 had sold more than 40 million units worldwide as of May 2016.
“We are truly grateful for the enormous support from our fans and partners across the globe, which helped us achieve this significant milestone in such a short span of time,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment in a statement. “We will strive to deliver even more exciting gaming experiences to our users, further driving the momentum and accelerating the expansion of the PS4 platform and its business this fiscal year by offering an unparalleled line-up of games, bringing our virtual reality system, PlayStation VR, to market and providing ground-breaking features and network services.”