According to an official post made on Sony’s PlayStation Japan website, Sony has completely halted production on every PlayStation 4 model except for the PlayStation 4 Slim. Currently, this halt in production is only occurring in Japan. They will continue to produce the “Jet Black” 500 GB model.
According to Gematsu, the announcement also states that Sony will use the newly freed-up production lines to start manufacturing the PlayStation 5. The new system, which launched in Japan on November 12, 2020, has seen several stock shortages all over Japan.
According to statistics, Sony’s PlayStation 4 has sold more than 114 million units in its lifespan, as of November 2020. The console has seen a good deal of praise from critics and fans alike during its lifetime. The PS4 (as it is often shortened to) was released in 2013, while the newer “Slim” model was released in September 2016, with the PlayStation 4 Pro following soon after that same year.
Sony did tell IT Media that even though the company is shifting its focus towards manufacturing the PlayStation 5, they will still be supporting the PlayStation 4. This support will be through the 2013 console’s platform, games, and peripherals.
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