Who would have thought, back in 2013, when Sony PlayStation 4 launched, that the console would last so many good years in the increasingly demanding world of video games?
Well, obviously Sony had no choice but to breathe new life into their old console, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global market, which in turn had a strong impact on the production and distribution of your new console. Indeed, even in the middle of 2022, Sony continues to have some difficulty maintaining healthy stocks of its latest console.
This is exactly why, as we’ve had the opportunity to see over the past almost 2 years, even the most desired and anticipated games for PS5 have made their way to PS4.
In fact, even God of War Ragnarok will follow this exact path, coming to PS4 and PS5 on November 9th. But… This will most likely be the last, or at least one of the last.
After all, according to Sony itself, the PS4 has now reached the end of its life cycle.
The PlayStation 4 has reached the end of its lifecycle!
Why do we say that the console cycle is over? It’s simple, Sony is going to stop reporting console sales figures, and instead focus solely on the PlayStation 5. got to see it in 2021, when Sony only sold around a million units.).
We are therefore talking about a life cycle of more or less 9 years, almost a decade! Incredible isn’t it?
Meanwhile, Sony plans to dramatically ramp up production of its latest PS5. By shipping approximately 18 million console units to the shelves. If the effort goes well, Sony could break records for shipping units to stores.