PlayStation Meeting: When And Where To Watch Debut Of PS4 Neo And Slim

The PlayStation Meeting finally arrives on Wednesday, September 7. Sony announced the details on when and where to watch the debut of the PS4 Neo, along with the official debut of the PS4 Slim, after pics of the smaller edition of the best-selling console were accidently released early.

Sony will host the PlayStation Meeting from the PlayStation Theater in New York City starting at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. Those interested in seeing the debut of the two new consoles can watch for themselves via

There are no details on how long the PlayStation Meeting will last, but expect it to run at least 30 minutes to an hour. The event will be followed by a “special episode of PlayStation LiveCast” where you can expect even more details and potentially interviews with key Sony people.

The combo of the PS4 Neo and the PS4 Slim should make for an interesting presentation from the console manufacturer. The Slim was accidentally released into the wild two weeks ago in the United Kingdom where multiple individuals were able to buy the console through auction sites after retailers broke street dates.

Sony has refused to give a comment on the smaller console, but has taken steps to have images and videos removed from the internet wherever possible. This didn’t stop Links-Tech from posting a teardown of the PS4 Slim showing the console’s extremely compressed innards.

Comparison shots with the original PS4 hardware and revealed how much the console has been reduced. Approximately an inch has been shaved off both the length and the width while the height has been reduced as well. The light bar that runs down the center of the original PS4 console that doubled as power and eject buttons has also been removed. The company listened to feedback from users and replaced those with standard, clearly labeled buttons on the side of the console.

All of the same ports from the original PS4 are present on the Slim, while the console body adds rounded corners. However, it does not appear to support 4K video or any additional features, such as the HDR lighting that Microsoft added to the Xbox One S.

The true power bump will come with the PlayStation 4 Neo. The console is rumored to feature faster CPU, faster memory, and a more powerful GPU. The benefit to most gamers will be the ability to achieve 1080p and 60 frames per second (fps) on a more consistent basis. It is currently unclear if it will be powerful enough to handle 4K gaming, though there are rumors that it might.

The other aspect of the PS4 Neo is the added power needed to run virtual reality games for the upcoming PlayStation VR add-on headset. A good virtual reality experience needs a consistent frame rate at 60 fps or 90 fps to prevent a nauseous experience for the user. The higher the frame rate, the better.

Price will play an important factor for both the PS4 Neo and Slim. Expect the latter to fall at a price point similar to the Microsoft’s Xbox One S at $300. Meanwhile, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and Global Chief Executive Andrew House described the PS4 Neo as a “high-end” version of the original console and will cost more than the current $350 version of the console.

“It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4,” House said. “We will be selling both [versions] through the life cycle.”

“All games will support the standard PS4 and we anticipate all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4,” he added.

Will you be watching the debut of the PlayStation 4 Neo and PS4 Slim? Sound off in the comments below.

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