Bloomberg notes that the company wants to ease the pressure and continue to provide alternatives on PlayStation.
We have been in 2022 for a few days, but one of the problems that we continue to drag in the new year is the shortage of next-gen consoles. Both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are mired in a situation that goes beyond video games, affecting a multitude of technology industries and even the automotive industry.
So much so that one’s own Sony It has invested in a new chip factory in Japan, since the conflict is with the famous semiconductors, which are present in many machines around the world, having seen their production diminished due to the effects directly caused by the pandemic. Effects that, unfortunately, seem to continue this year.
Therefore, the information it offers is not strange Bloomberg this week, which notes that Sony is well aware of the problem and has several plans to try to best cope with it. One of them is the fact continue to produce more PlayStation 4 in 2022, something that a direct source from the company has confirmed.
They would add a million more PS4 to productionIt is a striking decision since, although it had not been officially commented, the initial strategy included stopping production by the end of 2021. The absence of PS5 in stores would have caused a change of course, with the creation of one million PS4 more during this year than has an easier production. In short: it is easier, in addition to currently cheaper, to make PS4 than PS5.
The idea behind this new strategy would be to offer more alternatives to players who want to play on PlayStation, relieving pressure making more previous generation consoles available to users. Intergenerational releases have had something to do with it, with Horizon Forbidden West (which is a month away) or God of War: Ragnarok with versions also available for PlayStation 4.
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