Today we’ve learned that Sony is officially discontinuing most PS4 models besides one, the 500GB PlayStation Slim (CUH-2000), jet black. At the moment it is not clear if this new policy is limited only to Japan or if it is extended to international markets as well.
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Sony is officially discontinuing most PS4 models
The move would have been taken up by the company in an effort to increase the production of the PS5. Sony’s new generation of consoles, despite their cost, has been quite successful in terms of sales.
It is true that part of this demand is artificial, created mainly by re-sellers who used bots and other methods to buy dozens of consoles during the Christmas season, at the same time that the virtual stores were restocking their catalog.
The increase in this production should create a greater supply of consoles in the market which, in turn, is expected to discourage speculators from further increasing the cost of PS5.
Sony is officially discontinuing most PS4 models. The movement is limited only to Japan. Abroad, especially in those countries with an inflated dollar, the PS4 is still quite an attractive product. Sony also tends to give at least a little over a year of extra life to its previous generation before laying it off completely.
In fact, the company said in 2020 that it hoped to complete the transition to the PS5 in three years, making the move to discontinue its consoles (including the PS4 Pro, which now more than ever is an attractive option with the latest AAA games).
More importantly, in 2021 we still have quite a few releases for the PlayStation 4. Titles such as ‘Horizon: Forbidden West’ will also receive support for PlayStation 4.