A few hours ago, rumors about the production of the PS4 in Japan began to circulate, claiming that Sony had discontinued the production of the vast majority of PS4 models in their home country.
Now, it appears that we have confirmation that Sony has made that decision, as the company has updated its own Japanese website to reflect the changes.
Although the PlayStation 4 will not disappear completely, it seems that the PS4 family of consoles will be significantly reduced.
According to the Japanese publication Game Watch, Sony has announced that almost all models of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro have been discontinued, except for one: the standard 500 GB PS4 Slim model in black.
The PlayStation Pro models will no longer be manufactured, nor will the PS4 Slim in white or the PS4 1TB. Once the current stock of all these models is sold, they will be out of stores.
For now, it appears that there have been no announcements of discontinued PS4 models in other regions, but this could be a sign of what is to come.
Although Sony’s decision to discontinue most PS4 models may seem a bit hasty, it makes sense. The production of the PlayStation 5 is below demand, so it makes sense to focus all manufacturing efforts on the PS5.