Sony would have decided to resume the production of PS4 interrupted at the end of 2021 to deal with the limited availability of PS5, as reported today by Bloomberg. The strategy of the Japanese giant seems to foresee an increase in the availability of the last-gen console for a dual purpose, with at least one million new units in production and arriving in the world in the course of 2022.
According to Bloomberg, the resumption of PS4 production would have two very important objectives: the first is to provide a low-budget alternative to PS5, in much the same way that the Xbox Series S is for the new generation Xbox while the second is to buffer and buy time to discuss with the producers, to negotiate a better agreement for the production of the new PS5 batches, given that at the moment Sony is in an unfavorable position due to the very high demand from the part of the user.
PS4 can still be considered an effective alternative to PS5, given that most of the video games released between 2022 and 2023 will be cross-gen. The reduced cost of the console could also be a welcome incentive for many players, especially those who have not yet had the opportunity to get their hands on an eighth-generation console. As for the production of PS5, the high demand does not allow Sony to deal. The lack of semiconductors is a problem that will not be solved before 2023, so the company intends to maintain solid relations with the insiders and eventually gain some time to make more advantageous deals.