Sony to keep producing PS4 consoles as it deals with PS5 shortage, report says

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More than 116 million PS4 consoles have been sold since its launch in 2013.

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Sony will reportedly continue to manufacture PlayStation 4 consoles throughout the year as supply-chain issues have led to PlayStation 5 shortages.

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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.

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Worldwide, over 116 million PS4 consoles have been sold since its launch. according to statista, in comparison with 13.4 million PS5 consoles Sold since the arrival of that model in November 2020.

Demand for new consoles remains high. Sony reportedly told investors in May It will not be able to meet the demand of customers Even if it can remove the holdup related to COVID and ship more units.

PlayStation did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

more to come.

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