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Report: PS4 Slim replaces PS4 model as production ceases

According to WSJ, production of the original PS4 has ceased in preparation for the release of the PS4 Slim and PS4 Neo.

Both new PS4 consoles, which are variations of the existing model, are expected to be released in September, with a formal announcement due at the PlayStation Meeting in New York City on September 7, 2016.

With many online outlets in Japan now sold out of original PS4 stock, and no further units being shipped, sales will now heavily rely on the PS4 Slim and PS4 Neo.

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While the PS4 Slim is rumoured to launch on September 14, a release date for PS4 Neo has yet to be announced.

Pictures and details of the PS4 Slim leaked online earlier this week, confirming that the new model will feature 500GB of storage space with the ability to upgrade the hard drive.

PS4 Neo will feature numerous upgrades, including a boosted CPU and GPU which will enable games to run at a 4K resolution.

Prices and full specifications for both new PS4 models have yet to be revealed.

To date, Sony has reportedly sold over 40 million PS4 units worldwide. With upcoming releases for two new PS4 models and PlayStation VR, Sony will be looking to increase its dominance in the console space over the next few months.

Will you be picking up a PS4 Slim or a PS4 Neo?