Sony will reportedly continue to manufacture PlayStation 4 consoles throughout the year as supply-chain issues have led to PlayStation 5 shortages.
Although a public announcement has not been made, bloomberg news reported on Tuesday that the Japanese electronics company had originally planned to discontinue the earlier model closer to 2021.
Instead, its factories will now reportedly churn out another million PS4 consoles, easing some of the pressure in its dealings with production partners. Bloomberg reported that the PS4, which arrived in 2013, is cheaper, easier to produce, and uses less advanced chips.
Demand for new consoles remains high. Sony reportedly told investors in MayEven if it can remove the holdup related to COVID and ship more units.
PlayStation did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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