Thanks to the PlayStation 5 shortage, the PlayStation 4 will be in production for a while

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  • Due to the shortage of the Playstation 5, Sony will continue the production of the Playstation 4.
  • There will be plenty of Playstation 4 consoles in the market in 2022, to bridge the gap created by the shortage of Playstation 5. 
  • The continued production of Playstation 4 is in place to create a budget-friendly alternative for gamers. 
PlayStation 4 and 5

In news just in, Sony reportedly announced that it is extending the lifespan of the PlayStation 4 due to a current supply shortage of the upcoming PlayStation 5.

According to a recent report, Sony had originally planned to stop making the PlayStation 4 by the end of 2021.

Although the company will continue to manufacture chips throughout 2022, they are still subject to the worldwide semiconductor shortage.

According to a recent report, there will be more than a million PlayStation 4’s on the market in 2022, when the PlayStation 5 is finally available to consumers.

Budget-friendly alternative

Sony is hoping that its previous-generation PlayStation (PS4) will provide a budget-friendly alternative to its upcoming PS5. 

While the aging console offers some next-gen graphics and gameplay options, it can hardly live up to the Xbox Series S, which is less expensive and offers the same quality gaming experience.

A Sony spokesperson has only said that the company will continue to make PlayStation 4s this year and that no announcement of plans to discontinue production of the console has been made.

It is one of the best-selling consoles ever and there is always crossover between generations, he stated.

Continued shortage

When Sony Corporation’s (Tokyo, Japan) CFO, Hiroki Totoki, told analysts in May that the company expects supply shortages of its devices is set to continue into 2022, he said that even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand.

What do you think about the continued production of the Playstation 4? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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