It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft consoles: something new and big is on the horizon for you. And so we find ourself in a strange year, where the console generation is far from over and yet, we’re seeing new consoles coming out soon. While Nintendo will be prepping a successor the Wii U in the Nintendo NX, rumours say that Sony is making a more powerful version of the PlayStation 4. And Microsoft? The rumours get even stranger.

Xbox One, PS4

According to Nintendo, there will be no Nintendo NX at this year’s E3, sadly. Their showing at the event will focus mainly on The Legend of Zelda instead (which, by the way, is appearing on both the Wii U and the NX). We still don’t have a clear idea on what the console looks like – internally or externally – and what its revolutionary new concept will be, but all will be revealed later this year, as the console is slated to release in March 2017.

As for the PlayStation 4 Neo, the supposedly more powerful version of the PlayStation 4, a new report claims that the console was developed because the standard PS4 console would not be powerful enough to fully handle PlayStation VR on its on. Many developers have shot this statement down, however, claiming that PlayStation VR works fine as it is on the PlayStation 4.

The Xbox One rumours are the most nebulous of the bunch, but Polygon has recently put out a report saying that there will be two new variants of the Xbox One. A slimmer version of the console will be revealed at E3 this year and will release in August. Meanwhile, a more powerful version of the Xbox One, codenamed “Scorpio” will be released in 2017.

Which of the upcoming consoles are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below.

  • So if the hardware improvements will have support from developers producing games at a higher res (if the 4k rumours are true), frame rate or higher level textures etc. and the price point isnt to high, then I may be tempted to part exchange each platform for the higher spec model, but if its purely for VR support, then I don’t think they will spark my interest. Hopefully we will get some information come E3.