PlayStation 4 Slim Reportedly Launching Alongside More Powerful Neo In September
We already knew the PS4 Neo was eventually headed to store shelves, as Sony confirmed the more powerful 4K-capable console
Leaked internal documents point to the PS4 Neo using the same eight Jaguar cores as the original PS4, but clocked 1.3x faster at 2.1GHz instead of 1.6GHz. It will also sport the same 8GB GDDR4 memory, albeit at a higher bandwidth (215GB/s versus 176GB/s), and an improved version of AMD's GCN CU's—three dozen CUs at 911MHz versus 18 CUs at 800MHz.
The other motivating factor probably has to do with Microsoft recently releasing a slim version of it's Xbox One console, the new Xbox One S, which launched at the beginning of August. A slim version of the PS4 would take away Microsoft's edge in terms of a space saving design.
By the numbers, Sony's been winning the console war against Microsoft. Sony's sold more than 40 million PS4 systems since launching in 2013, around double the number of Xbox One systems Microsoft is believed to have sold to date.