Sony Japan denied a Bloomberg report published this week regarding the production of PS5 and PS4 consoles.
It all started with a Bloomberg report published on January 12, 2022. The post, citing an anonymous insider source, states that Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) originally planned to end PS4 production at the end of 2021.
As you know, the PS5 is in short supply due to the pandemic and the lack of parts around the world. First of all, semiconductors. A Bloomberg report explains that due to the PS5 shortage, Sony has decided to continue production of the PS4 in 2022, boosting sales by around 1 million units. However, Sony has now denied this report with a new statement.
Contacting Japanese site Gigazine, Sony denied Bloomberg’s report, saying it “never planned to stop production of the PS4”.
As a side note, a few months ago, Sony stopped production of all but one PS4 model in Japan to focus on PS5 production. And the PS4 Pro was discontinued in September 2020 in Japan. At the moment, the only PS4 model still in production is the standard black 500GB model.
Despite the shortage, the PS5 had sold over 7.8 units by March 31, 2021. That’s more than PS4 sales in its first year.