Over the past few weeks this site has been bombarded with talk about an upgraded Xbox 1 or PS4 that can play games at 4K and gamers are split on the idea. They are wasting their breath because consoles that play games at 4K aren't coming anytime soon. Its too expensive and there wouldn't be a huge market for a console that could easily set you back $800 and most likely more. I think its just an updated console to support 4K video and 4K Blu Ray discs.
But what about an upgraded version of consoles that supports 1080p60fps in almost every game?? Similar to how phone companies have a base phone and a higher spec phone (Iphone 6, 6+) it wouldnt be a bad idea to offer a higher spec console. So lets say the current consoles sell for $300, the higher spec console would go for $500. Both companies would offer $200 trade in for people with the current consoles so you existing console owners would only have to pay $300 plus tax to upgrade.
Other upgrades these consoles would get are SATA 3 hard drives for faster loading times, better APU for faster multitasking, 720p60fps streaming, more USB ports including a couple 3.0 ports, more power efficient, and more.
Developers would have to optimize 2 more consoles but Im sure they will happy to work with a more powerful machine and don't have to sacrifice as much for the new console. The base model consoles won't go anywhere because there still are millions who want a cheap entry level console and don't care about 1080p60fps or the new console is too expensive. Me personally I already have a powerful PC and a Xbox 1 and I would be interested in a PS4+ but right now I'm saving up for a new truck. Doesn't mean I won't miss out on PS4 exclusives because I can just go to my friend's house to play PS4 games. I bought him Ratchet and Clank for his birthday and he is getting Uncharted in May.
So would you want to keep your base model or upgrade to 1080p60fps??