As you may have seen earlier today images of a PS4 Slim appeared online confirming the rumors that Sony was working on a smaller PS4 in addition to the PS4 Neo. Now we have learned that Sony has cut their supply of the original PS4 to make room for the two new models that will be revealed at their event in New York on September 7.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
Sony Corp. plans to introduce a new PlayStation 4 standard model alongside a high-end version next month, people familiar with the matter said, in an effort to maintain demand for the best-selling videogame console.
With the release of the two models, Sony hopes to attract hard-core fans and more casual users to its videogame platform, analysts said.
It’s perfectly understandable that Sony would be cutting back their supply of the PS4 at the moment. The Slim will take the place of the current model and will probably see a price cut to either $249 or $299 while the Neo will cost probably anywhere from $349 to $399. The PS4 slim will apparently launch on September 14 according to our sources.
Sony plans to ship around 20 million PS4’s for their current year ending at the end of March 2017. With a cheaper PS4 slim, Neo, and PlayStation VR along a strong lineup of games it’s not hard to see why they are projecting such great sales.