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Sony confirms high-end PS4 is coming, but it won't show up at E3

A more powerful PS4 that supports 4K resolution is indeed in the works, Sony says.

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For the first time in years, we have two new game consoles: the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4. The two consoles are very evenly matched, and there's no reason to run out and buy either of them. But if you must choose one this season, we think the PS4 edges out the Xbox for now -- and not just because it's $100 cheaper. Here's why.
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The PS4 Neo -- or PS4 4.5 as some are calling it -- is real. You just won't see it at next week's E3 video-game trade show next week in Los Angeles.

The new console will offer improved graphics and support for 4K resolution, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House told the Financial Times, according to a Gamespot article Friday. The new model will also support Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray discs, Sony said.

Rumors that a more powerful version of the PS4 was in works began to circulate in March. Sony said the new PS4 will also cost more than the current PS4, which starts at $350. The company declined to give a price or release date at this time. The current PS4 will continue to be sold.

You'll be able to play any existing PS4 games on the new system. And although Sony won't unveil the new machine at E3, the company will discuss software lineups there.

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