PlayStation executives have stated that they will not immediately abandon the PlayStation 4 community for the arrival of PlayStation 5. Despite this, it is a fact that sooner or later the current console will lose support due to the imminent premiere of the new generation system.
In fact, Sony has already decided to stop support for some PlayStation 4, at least in Japan. Through a statement, the company reported that it will no longer repair certain models of the console in the Asian country.
PLAYSTATION 4 LOSES PART OF ITS SUPPORT IN JAPAN
Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed that it will stop repairing the first PlayStation 4 models in Japan starting this year. Those affected by this decision will be the owners of CUH-1000 and CUH-1100 consoles.
According to the details, the repairs of these models will conclude on December 25. Why did Sony make this decision? The company explained that, over the years, it ran out of spare parts needed to continue offering long-term console repairs.
All PS4 CUH-1000 and CUH-1100 repair requests received by December 25 will be honored. For this reason, Sony invited gamers to complete the process before the deadline if they need to.
The company also apologized for the end of support and thanked the users of those models for their understanding. For now, there is no information about the end of PlayStation 4 repairs in other regions.
Japan was one of the last countries in the world to receive the PlayStation 4 on February 22, 2014. The console was launched first in the United States and Canada on November 15, 2013, and most other countries also had it available before Japan.
PlayStation 5 will debut on November 12 in some countries such as Mexico, the United States and Japan. It will be available in the rest of the world on November 19.