A earlier Bloomberg report claimed that Sony deliberate to finish PS4 console manufacturing in 2021, however continued as a result of lack of a PS5. Nonetheless, Sony denied this and stated that it by no means meant to cease making new PS4s.
Is Sony nonetheless constructing the PS4?
In response to Japanese publication NLab, Sony Interactive Leisure PR stated it had no plans to finish PS4 manufacturing in 2021. Sony plans to proceed providing the PS4 in parallel with the PS5 for the foreseeable future.
The caveat to that is that just one mannequin of the PS4 continues to be being made, the Jet Black 500GB PS4 Slim. Sony stopped manufacturing the extra fascinating PS4 Professional on the finish of 2020, which fueled rumors that the corporate had spun off strains making the PS4 fully.
Nonetheless, given Sony’s historical past, the Bloomberg report appears a bit untimely. This is what PlayStation consoles have been manufactured final 12 months:
- PS1: 1994-2006: 12 years
- PS2: 2000-2012: 12 Years
- PS3: 2006-2017: 11 years
With PS4 models flying off the cabinets, Sony clearly would not have the again inventory to fulfill demand, so why wouldn’t it cease making consoles? If the PS4 sees the identical longevity that earlier generations have, we might not see manufacturing finish till 2024-2025.
With worldwide chip shortages and different problems attributable to COVID-19, the PS5 has not been in a position to meet manufacturing demand. Nonetheless, last-gen consoles just like the PS4 additionally lacked inventory, so it is smart that Sony is continuous to construct its low cost and easy-to-build consoles.
Generational shifts in gaming have at all times been a factor, however it will in all probability be the longest one ever. With the provision of PS5 and Xbox Collection X|S consoles unable to fulfill demand, builders will proceed to create cross-generational titles in order that they’ll make as a lot revenue as potential. As such, we are able to count on to see a gradual stream of the brand new PS4 hitting cabinets.
In different information, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 could also be nearer to launch than you assume, and EA could also be making Battlefield 2042 free-to-play after disappointing gross sales.