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Netflix thinks PS4/Xbox One will get 4K hardware revisions *update*

Netflix believes that new 4K-friendly versions of PS4 and Xbox One will arrive sometime this year.

According to The Huffington Post, Netflix’s Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt suggested as much during a press conference about Netflix’s support for High Dynamic Range technology, saying that "Sony had promised a PS4 hardware revision that would give the console 4K video capabilities."

Forbes followed this up and it seems that no-one is giving away their plans at the moment. Indeed Sony told them that “Support for high-resolution 4K output for still images and movie content is in consideration," while Microsoft said, “We remain committed to bringing leading entertainment features and services to the living room," although also added, "Beyond that, we have nothing to share at this time."

To be honest we already thought that PS4 supported 4K resolution for Photo and Video and indeed, asking around on twitter it seems other did too. Indeed this interview with Shuhei Yoshida after the reveal suggested it did. We are trying to clarify this at the moment, but obviously if it does then there would be no worries for those who own the console currently.

We can't imagine current owners of the PS4/Xbox One would be too happy if a hardware revision released with a new addition such as this, as it'd essentially mean you'd need to upgrade to get 4K support.

Update: We've spoken to the author of the original Forbes piece who has provided a little more information, as seen below. We've also had an answer from Sony, who tell us that currently the PS4 does not support 4K in anyway.

So there we go.

Would you like to see 4K support for PS4 and Xbox One? How would you feel about having to buy a new system in order to achieve this? Let us know your thoughts below.

Edited On 02 Feb, 2015

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