He believes that we should wait until Sony formally announce the system and its capabilities before jumping to conclusions.
The Xbox One Scorpio is slated to be a complete and total beast, and it will end up completely blowing the PS4 NEO, at least the PS4 NEO as it is rumored to be, out of the water as far as specs go. It’s actually an amusing reversal of tables within this generation- where Sony had the cheaper, more developer friendly console and they flaunted it for all it was worth, only for the trend to be inverted all of a sudden.
However, Sony Europe’s Jim Ryan says that any conversation on this perceived specs differential is meaningless until Sony actually formally announce the PS4 NEO and its capabilities- as of right now, they have confirmed that it exists, but they haven’t exactly gone into more details about the revision.
Ryan says that the conversation should wait until Sony have actually announced the PS4 NEO specs- and that’s a reasonable stance to take, except for the small technicality involving Sony’s own Shawn Layden implicitly confirming that the Xbox One Scorpio will in fact be stronger than the NEO.
Well, then- of course, specs ultimately don’t account for much. The NES, PlayStation, Wii, and PS2 were all weaker consoles that beat their more powerful competition- the PS4 already has a tremendous advantage when it comes to games and game support, so just being trounced by the Scorpio won’t change anything much for Sony.