The PS5 is still not readily available worldwide due to a shortage in key components, and while Sony had initially planned to stop producing PS4 last year, it has now allegedly told assembly partners that it will continue manufacturing the older machine throughout 2022.
As a result, Sony expects to produce around one million new PS4 consoles this year, which will offset some of the pressure in manufacturing PS5s, which utilise more advanced components.
Furthermore, a spokesperson for the hardware giant confirmed that Sony has no plans to cease PS4 production in 2022: “It is one of the best-selling consoles ever and there is always crossover between generations.” That’s no exaggeration either — PS4 has moved 116 million units globally since its November 2013 rollout.
The PS5 was released in a number of major markets in November 2020, and has shipped 13.4 million units worldwide despite supply shortages.
[Source – Bloomberg]