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Sony has put to bed concerns that the souped-up PlayStation 4K will replace the existing PlayStation 4 console, announcing that both devices will be sold simultaneously throughout the lifecycle of the product. This means that the upgraded console – which has now been confirmed by the platform holder – is unlikely to become the "default" unit for developers.

It should end concerns that the existing console is being replaced; the Japanese giant will instead offer the premium model to those who want it, but will continue selling the default device for those not interested in the upgrades that it provides. "It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4," Sony Interactive Entertainment president Andrew House told the Financial Times. "We will be selling both [versions] through the life cycle."