Sony plans to release two updated versions — one high-end and one standard — of its PlayStation 4 next month.
(CCM) — Sources close to Sony Corp. have revealed that the company has a release of updated versions of its PlayStation 4 console set for next month, according to reports by The Wall Street Journal. Of the two versions, one will be "high-end" while the other will be standard, and is expected to be slimmer than models already on the market. (On Monday, alleged images of the standard console were leaked online and appeared to confirm this suspicion.) Sony is reportedly hoping that, with the release of these models, it will be able to establish a more concrete user base that it can depend on to stimulate sales from subscriptions and software downloads in the future.
The company is said to have cut production of the PlayStation 4 leading up to the official announcement of the new line of consoles, of which it plans to ship more than 20 million units by the end of March 2017 — an increase of over 2 million from the previous year. Sony will hold a news conference at the PlayStation Theater in New York on Sept. 7, where it is expected to discuss its official plans for the consoles.
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