It’s not like the PlayStation 4 is underpowered by any stretch of the imagination as opposed to other consoles in the market, it’s up there with the best of them, but it appears that Sony isn’t completely against the idea of making a “high performance” model of the PlayStation 4. That doesn’t mean that the company is going to come out with one, just that it’s not entirely opposed to the idea and if sees some benefit in going down that road, it just might.
Sony Computer Entertainment senior vice president Masayasu Ito was asked in a recent interview whether Sony would be open to creating a PlayStation 4 in the future that would offer even better performance.
Ito pointed out that since the PlayStation 4 is based on the x86 architecture technically it’s possible to make improvements to the console’s processor in the future, though he emphasised that Sony currently has no plans to introduce a PS4 model that offers improved performance. Ito says that the biggest question here is that whether it would make sense for Sony to do this at all.
PlayStation 4 has been enjoying a good run in the market, it clinched the lead over Xbox One soon after both consoles were released in 2013 and with the newly announced price cut it’s likely that sales will pick up over the coming holiday season.
For now though it doesn’t make much sense for Sony to immediately come out with a more powerful model that could split the console’s customer base, but perhaps the new model might be well received in a couple of years when customers do feed the need for much better performance.