A New Report Says Sony Is Making More PS4s To Deal With PS5 Shortage

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Anybody nonetheless making an attempt to get a PlayStation 5 is aware of that really doing so is a wrestle. They disappear in seconds any time they go dwell on-line and discovering one on retailer cabinets feels as uncommon as profitable the lottery. A brand new report from Bloomberg says that so as to take care of this scarcity, Sony is producing extra PlayStation four consoles. 

The publication reviews that as Sony anticipates 2022 to be one other 12 months the place the provision of PS5s struggles to maintain up with the demand for the new-gen console, it’s ramping up manufacturing of the PS4. Regardless of what some may need thought, Sony mentioned it didn’t have plans to finish manufacturing on the PS4, though rumors mentioned 2021 can be its final 12 months. 

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“It is likely one of the best-selling consoles ever and there’s all the time a crossover between generations,” a Sony spokesperson informed Bloomberg, confirming that PS4 manufacturing is constant. 

What’s essential to notice right here is that primarily based on what Sony has publicly mentioned, it is not making extra PS4’s solely in response to the PS5 scarcity – it’s simply persevering with manufacturing as normal, which incorporates the manufacturing of PS4s. Nevertheless, Bloomberg reviews that somebody accustomed to Sony’s plans for console manufacturing mentioned PS4 manufacturing was going to finish in 2021, however now, as a result of new-gen scarcity, it’ll produce one other million PS4s in 2022. 

As Bloomberg notes, the PS4 makes use of older chips so it gained’t intrude with PS5 manufacturing, and as a result of console’s age, it’s straightforward to supply and cheaper to fabricate. Plus, lots of the most enjoyable releases for the PS5 – taking a look at you, Horizon Forbidden West and God of Warfare: Ragnarok – are coming to PS4, too, so if somebody was holding out on a PS5 as their first Sony console to play these video games, they will technically expertise them on the PS4 (which can be a lot simpler and cheaper to acquire). 

This information comes after quite a few reviews of continued manufacturing woes from not simply Sony, however Nintendo and Microsoft as effectively. 

[Source: Bloomberg]


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