Nintendo NX vs. PlayStation 4.5 vs. Xbox One – What Changes Will Bring Sony To Its “Neo” Gaming Console?
Sony is expected to release its PlayStation 4.5 console codenamed NEO by the end of this year, and it will be an upgraded version of the current PS 4, offering a superior resolution which will enable games to run at higher frame rates. Most likely, the device will arrive sooner than the PlayStation VR headset and will focus on virtual reality.
Sony’s biggest rival is Microsoft, the creator of the Xbox consoles. The company doesn’t intend to bring a 1.5 version of the current Xbox One device as chief Phil Spencer said that “If we’re going to go forward with anything, like I said, I want it to be a really substantial change for people – an upgrade.” On the other hand, there are leaks suggesting that Microsoft could work on a direct competitor to Sony’s PlayStation 4.5, as the company has filed patents to the Federal Communications Commission, showing a wireless chip.
Nintendo is trying to recover from its failure with the Wii U console, which hasn’t been sold very well and is changing its strategy, relying on NX, the next home console that will be released in March 2017. The Japanese corporation has confirmed this device, but we’re curious if this time, they will focus more on hardware, not only on software. In 2015, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has told Time magazine that the Nintendo NX is “something unique and different. It’s something where we have to move away from those platforms in order to make it something that will appeal to our consumer base.”
As for the PlayStation 4.5 NEO, the device will be powered by a Jaguar processor with eight cores that will support a higher clock speed of 2.1GHz (increased from 1.6GHz), AMD GCN will be improved, having 36 CUs (double) running at a rate of 911MHz (increased from 800MHz) and will support faster 8GB GDDR5 memory – 218GB/s (increased from 176GB/s).