The next generation for Playstation has been out for some time now, and despite launch shortages and supply woes, all around the PS5 is considered a very nice console indeed. But, with the Playstation 5 seeing huge success in sales despite the shortages, this of course raises questions about how long Sony will continue to support the last gen PS4 console.
Well, if new reports are anything to go by – the bell has already tolled to signal the end of the beloved Playstation 4. This is according to Twitter user Cheesemeister, who helpfully translated one retailer’s statement to their customers. In this statement, the retailer states that they won’t be getting any new stock of five PS4 models “due to the manufacturer ending production”.
What are the models, I hear you ask? They are the PS4 500GB Glacier White, PS4 1TB Jet Black, PS4 1TB Glacier White, PS4 2TB Jet Black and PS4 Pro 1TB Glacier White.
“Dear customers: due to the manufacturer ending production, the following products will not be restocked.”
・PS4 500GB Glacier White
・PS4 1TB Jet Black
・PS4 1TB Glacier White
・PS4 2TB Jet Black
・PS4 Pro 1TB Glacier White pic.twitter.com/nub3lxcJGX
— Cheesemeister (@Cheesemeister3k) January 3, 2021
Now, there is one very important thing to keep in mind, at the time of writing this article, there has been no official statement or response from Sony on this. So, the usual pinch of salt ™ is required. Of course, it does make sense that Sony would want to wind down production on the PS4, but keep in mind that Sony stated they would support the last-gen console for “three to four years”.
The situation now, however, is a bit different from when those comments were made, so it could very well be the case that Sony has had a change of heart as customers struggle to get their hands on PS5 units. But, we can only wait and see how accurate this turns out to be.