Published on August 11th, 2016 | by gareth21
What Is Sony’s End Game With Not Giving More News On The PlayStation NEO?
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive. Sony has been very coy about their upcoming Playstation Neo as aside from teasing it at E3 there have been very few details.
Updated!!! Sony has announced a September 7th conference where hopefully news will be revealed.
Rumors have abounded that it may be out as early as September-November of 2017 which would put it ahead of Microsoft and their Scorpio unit.
However with news that the company is not planning a showcase at Gamescom and with PAX West not being place that announcements are made, many wonder exactly when and what the plan is.
Should the unit launch to time with the October release of the Playstation VR, one would think that Sony would have to release information ahead of time such as specs, pricing, features, and such as expecting consumers to be able to buy a new piece of hardware without time to save and plan is not the wisest thing to do.
Sony has been very shrewd and highly effective with the PS4 as they kept details of the Playstation VR under wraps until we had a reveal of it in action in late 2015 and it was only shortly before they started taking orders for it did pricing and release date news become available.
Sony has a plan in place but it is interesting to see the strategy behind it as it keeps consumers, retailers, and their rival Microsoft guessing.
Consumers have hinted they expect to see it this year but we are now looking at just about 4.5 months left in 2016 and the all-important Holiday Shopping season ahead, the timing for this will be key. Let us also not forget the Nintendo NX is due in March and as mentioned earlier, Scorpio from Microsoft. Whatever the end result, Sony has once again managed to keep the public interested and waiting for more. Here is hoping that the wait is not much longer.