I'm against the introduction of a more powerful version of PS4. It makes no sense to upset all the goodwill that's been established. Sony is demolishing the competition and the market isn't demanding this at all. Releasing a PS4.5 could even impact PSVR sales with consumers deciding to wait on one of the two instead of dropping $800 at once. I don't see any benefits to launching a half step console in a generation that already felt like a half step.
If this is true then Sony needs to stop getting ahead of itself. I see no point in investing time and resources into yet another console rather than strengthening and supporting what you already have out there. Sony undoubtedly has good ideas on paper, but has a bad habit of rushing out with new technology with little market research, only to end up having to regret it.
Yeah, not a fan. I just struggle to see the benefit. Practically from day one Sony has been on top form when it comes to PlayStation 4 marketing, and introducing a PS4.5 would surely raise a lot of mixed messaging. You see it with Nintendo and the numerous 3DS models, with folks confused about whether an old game will run on the new system or vice versa. Zarmena's right, this reads like a rushed attempt to appease a small portion of the console's 38 million strong install base and at two-and-a-half-years into the lifecycle, I'm not ready to render my launch PS4 as obsolete.
I just hope it's not backwards compatible with my PS4. I mean I'm buying PS4.5 to play PS4.5 games, after all.
I'm against the idea. I don't PC game for this very reason. There are two gamers in my house and I don't want to have to upgrade my consoles for another number of years. If it's just an add on that boosts the current performance of my existing console, I am little more open to the idea, but the thought of completely replacing PS4s right now feels like a fragmentation of the audience and a cheap shot to any one of the 38 million plus PS4s that are out there right now. Let's focus on one thing at a time Sony. Let's make VR successful, then start thinking about succeeding the PS4.
I'm OK with the idea of a new PS4 that can support 4K resolution and maybe add a bit more oomph to a game's visuals. That said, I completely understand why people -- and even staff members -- are opposed to the idea. It makes the original PS4 old news, and even if games on PS4.5 will always work with the PS4, people will see their (PS4) version as the inferior one and so on. I mean, gamers are the worst when it comes to wanting the newest stuff (same reason why we all buy games on release day even if we have a ton of backlogged games), and no doubt, some people will be pressured to buy the latest PlayStation hardware.
Will I buy or get a PS4.5 if it ever becomes a reality? Yep, you betcha! But don't be surprised if Sony does this and gets a ton of backlash and whatnot.
The only way I see this being kinda OK is if the Xbox One did it and Sony is doing it at the same time or following suit. Weird logic but I guarantee you, gamers will be OK with it since the competition is doing t and they don't want their preferred platform of choice deemed inferior.
I'd rather Sony save this hardware buff for a PS5. Hopefully this upgrade won't be necessary to fully enjoy PlayStation VR games, and I'd feel betrayed if the demos we've seen so far were ran on something other than a PlayStation 4.
4K resolution sounds like a silly target to aim for, considering many PS4 games struggle to maintain 30fps at 1080p.