Are you still trying desperately to find a PS5 (do not have paying by nose for a panel from a lime scaler on an auction site)? Are you still refreshing your retailer’s pages as PS5 stock drops, pounding your F5 key into the nubbin in a futile attempt to protect one of these precious machines? Well, you’re not the only one. And the situation is so bad, Sony is supposed to come back PS4 to ease some need.
A new report Bloomberg claims that Sony seems to have planned to stop making PS4 consoles in 2021, but recently told its manufacturing partners that it will continue to produce the console for another year. (resulting in a possible purchase of another 1 million units by the end of 2022).
Sony is doing this to offset the PS5 production pressure, which the company obviously can’t keep up with. The technology of the new generation is more advanced and complex than that of the PS4, and therefore, it is more difficult to manufacture. By ramping up PS4 production, Sony hopes to improve its agreements with manufacturing partners, which in turn could help with PS5 production in the long run, according to Bloomberg.
Despite the stock issues, Sony is having great success with the PS5. Sony’s quarterly earnings report for Q2 2021 reveals that PS5 has sold 13.4 million units since its release in November 2020.
In the second quarter of 2021 alone, the PS5 sold 3.3 million units, beating the previous quarter and matching the number sold in the final quarter of 2020. So the latest PlayStation is still around. lots of motivation to take advantage of (although stock issue going on).
Back in 2020, Sony noted that PS4 to PS5 transition will take about three years. We can safely assume we’re pushing that prediction forward a bit, as PS4 console production is going to be even longer than originally planned.
“After a certain period of time, we ask developers to develop on the ‘cross-generation’ premise of PS4 and PS5,” Sony said at the time. “Of course, we also need to improve the library to make it easier.”
We’ll have to wait and see if this new development means we’ll see cross-gen games for longer than originally planned.
https://www.vg247.com/ps4-ps5-stock-issues-sony The shortage of PS5 goods makes Sony return to the PS4