Sony seems to have begun discontinuing PS4 models.
At least one Japanese retailer has informed customers that it is no longer able to restock certain PS4 version.If found Mr cheese (Via VGC), the Japanese store in question posted a sign indicating that 5 PS4 models have been discontinued.
They are 500GB Glacier White, 1TB Jet Black, 1TB Glacier White, 2TB Jet Black and PS4 Pro 1TB Glacier White. Sony has not officially announced that any of its PS4 consoles will be discontinued here or in Japan.
“Dear customer: Since the manufacturer has stopped production, the following products will not be restocked.”
・ PS4 500GB Glacier White
・ PS4 1TB black
・ PS4 1TB Glacier White
・ PS4 2TB black
・ PS4 Pro 1TB Glacier White pic.twitter.com/nub3lxcJGX
-Cheesemeister (@Cheesemeister3k) January 3, 2021
However, this is a good sign that the company is shifting most of its energy to manufacturing PS5 consoles to meet demand, which has so far exceeded supply. As pointed out by VGC, PS4 Pro may be the first cutting board to be chopped off, because Sony’s own Direct store’s console page has been out of stock for more than a month.
In fact, a message was previously displayed on the same page warning customers that the 1TB PS4 Pro will no longer be in stock until it is removed inexplicably. In fact, game console manufacturers usually announce new low prices for their previous generation machines when they launch new products.
For Microsoft or Sony consoles, this hasn’t happened yet, although since the Xbox One X has been discontinued, the former at least has Xbox consoles with different prices. On the other hand, Sony currently offers PS4 Pro and PS5 digital editions at a price of US$400. Although the inventory of the former has been exhausted, it is unreasonable that the two machines have the same price.