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. Nevertheless, Sony denied this and mentioned that it by no means supposed to cease making new PS4s.
Is Sony nonetheless constructing the PS4?
In keeping with Japanese publication NLab, Sony Interactive Leisure PR mentioned 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 remains 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 traces making the PS4 completely.
Nevertheless, 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 items flying off the cabinets, Sony clearly does 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 could not see manufacturing finish till 2024-2025.
With worldwide chip shortages and different issues attributable to COVID-19, the PS5 has not been in a position to meet manufacturing demand. Nevertheless, 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 most likely be the longest one ever. With the availability 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 attainable. As such, we will anticipate to see a gentle 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 suppose, and EA could also be making Battlefield 2042 free-to-play after disappointing gross sales.