Sony to Continue PS4 Production Through 2022

Posted on January 12, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in PlayStation with 6 Comments

Sony confirmed this week that it will continue making its previous-generation PlayStation 4 console through the end of 2022 to make up for limited PlayStation 5 availability.

“The PlayStation 4 is one of the best-selling consoles ever and there is always crossover between generations,” a Sony statement notes.

Sony originally intended to halt PS4 production by the end of 2021, but supply chain issues have dogged the PS5 since its introduction in November 2020. Now, the consumer electronics giant says it will continue producing PS4 units throughout 2022. It plans to ship an additional one million PS4s this year as a result, but it’s not clear which version(s) of the console it will make.

The PS4 originally shipped in November 2013, and it has sold over 116 million units to date.

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Comments (6)

6 responses to “Sony to Continue PS4 Production Through 2022”

  1. MoopMeep

    I think they already stopped making the ps4 pro..... so I think they only make the ps4 slim now

  2. yoshi

    The Series S is looking to be one of the best decisions MS made this generation.

  3. lvthunder

    Why would someone buy a new PS4 now?

    • christianwilson

      It does sound like a short sighted buying decision, but Sony has a history of selling their previous gen consoles for a few years after the next gen is in the market. There must be a portion of customers that are content to play older games if it means getting the hardware at a low cost.

      It never made sense to me, but Sony has done this for decades so it must make financial sense for them somewhere in the books.

    • pwrof3

      I bought a used PS4 Pro from GameStop because I got tired of waiting for a 5. I also realized that all of the games I wanted to play were also on the PS4. God of War, Last of Us 1&2, Spider Man, Uncharted series, etc. I never owned a PlayStation before, so I have years of worth of games to catch up on. By the time I do that, the PS5 will probably be in full production or they ,ay even already have a "slim" model.