Sony has denied reports that it is expanding production of PS4 consoles due to a shortage of PS5 consoles.
Denial comes from a Bloomberg report originally claimed Sony planned to end PS4 production in 2021.
Saying this is not the case at all, says Sony NLab PS4 production and sales were planned to continue alongside the PS5.
In contrast, Microsoft discontinued Xbox One S and Xbox One X dashboard at the end of 2020. The company discontinued the Xbox One X in July 2020, but production of the Xbox One S will continue until the end of the year.
Both PS5 and Xbox Series X are hard to come by at the moment, due to both the chip shortage and the distributors lining up to resell this console at a profit. Many retailers sell out within minutes of posting their dashboard online, sometimes within seconds. To combat resellers, many sites have adopted raffles, which can be quite frustrating.
Regarding the chip shortage, things seem to be getting better, but things are not expected to return to normal anytime soon.
The ongoing chip shortage can be attributed to many factories closing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This resulted in supplies, which are needed for chip production, to be unavailable for months. The pandemic has also seen a surge in consumer demand for electronics, and as manufacturers return to work, companies become overwhelmed with so many orders that demand closes. as unsatisfactory. We are all well aware of the shortages of Xbox Series X/S and PS5 consoles, but the chip shortage affects not only the production of consoles and electronics, but also the automotive companies. also affected. And this had a trickle effect. Prices for chip-based electronics have increased amid scarcity and with fewer new cars being produced, more people are buying used – which has sent used car prices skyrocketing.
Hopefully things will return to normal soon, but some estimate shortages will continue through at least the third quarter of 2022. Some estimates say shortages will continue into 2020. 2023. Hopefully that’s the old condition and then we’ll see more products available.
https://www.vg247.com/sony-says-it-is-not-increasing-ps4-production-to-deal-with-the-current-ps5-shortage Sony says it won’t increase PS4 output to address current PS5 shortage