A representative of Sony Interactive Entertainment denied a recent article by Bloomberg that the manufacturer had planned to put an end to the production of PS4 end 2021. According to the article posted on January 12 by Takashi Mizuki, the manufacturer had changed from Notice and ordered a million PS4 in addition to partly offset the lack of PS5 in 2022.
Ir was never a question of putting an end to the production of the PS4 at the end of last year, says Sony today at the Micro Japanese site IT Media, which does not make us more concerning the number of PS4 that the manufacturer has planned to distribute this year.
It is wrong to say that we came back on our decision to stop the production of PS4 because of the shortage of PS5; it was not planned to put an end to the production of PS4 at the end of last year (2021). The PS4 is one of the best-selling consoles of SHE and, as for the previous material, we produce and sell the new and the old console in parallel during the generation transition, adds the manufacturer.
Finding a new PlayStation 4 in the shelves Nevertheless more and more delicate, since the middle of the year 2020. That year, Sony Interactive Entertainment had distributed only 6.2 million PS4, a much larger decrease than normal and that was placed on the account of logistical limits and the priority given to the launch of the PS5.
As for the figures announced in 2021, they believed to think of an inevitable end of production, despite the denial of the manufacturer. The latter has distributed only one 1 million PS4 in the world between January and March, then 500,000 between April and June and only 200,000 between July and September. It can also be based on Japanese charts that show that the presence of PS4 in the shelves is now nonexistent.