All eyes are on two consoles’ alleged newest versions- the Nintendo NX release date vs. PS4.5 Neo. Several speculations have already saturated the internet but confirmed details about both upgrades remain to be limited.
Previous reports have suggested that the Nintendo NX will be more powerful and will allegedly beat the PS4 with its better features. This excited avid gamers but the hope soon turned to enlightenment as new reports suggest that the new console will not be anywhere near the PS4’s power, let alone the rumoured PS4.5 Neo.
“After speaking to seven different people this week, I can say with confidence that this is false,” Nintendo insider Emily Rogers said in her blog
. “NX is not using x86 architecture like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The NX has special, custom-made chips and the overall design of the hardware is very modern.”
“The chips are industry leading because they are very modern chips, but having modern chips doesn’t necessarily mean Nintendo is aiming to create the most powerful hardware on the market,” she added. “Furthermore, any NX rumours on ‘Polaris chips’ and ‘Polaris architecture’ are all wacky. There’s a good reason why those rumours are wacky.”
“Based on what I’ve heard, I don’t believe the NX will compete directly with PS4 (Neo) / PS4K in raw power.”
When it comes to the Nintendo NX release date vs. PS4.5 Neo, the former is reportedly slated for a 2017 launch while the latter remains to be pure speculation
as of writing.
was one of the first ones to report on the alleged PS4 upgrade. The site also questioned Sony’s move on “calling time” on the PS4. However, it also shed light on the direction the tech company wanted to take in line with Microsoft’s move to continuously innovate.
“We see on other platforms whether it be mobile or PC that you get a continuous innovation that you rarely see on console,” Microsoft Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer said recently. “Consoles lock the hardware and the software platforms together at the beginning of the generation.”