Meanwhile, Microsoft confirms that it has quietly discontinued Xbox One production in 2020.
Still the world is tough, Sony has canceled plans to shut down the PS4 and extend the life of the system until 2022.
This is based on a report from Bloomberg, citing "people familiar with the matter" who say that Sony has told assembly partners that it intends to discontinue the PS4 by the end of 2021. Instead, the company is now planning PS4 production this year. Millions of old consoles, which use less advanced chipsets that are easy to get. Sony can modify this number upon request.
According to financial reports, the PS4 sold 1.7 million units in the first nine months of 2021, while 8.9 million PS5 units were sold at the same time. p>
Sony, for its part, has denied that it had previously planned to discontinue PS4 production. "This is one of the best-selling gaming consoles in history and there are always multiple generations," the company told Bloomberg. In fact, PS3 production continued in Japan until 2017, more than three years after the PS4 was introduced. The PS2 was still in production at the end of 2012, and only a year did not overlap with the PS4. In general, popular consoles can continue to sell for years after the release of the following devices. p>
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Microsoft Quick Stop
Unlike Sony, Microsoft has confirmed that it quietly discontinued production of its entire Xbox One line over a year ago and shifted its focus entirely to the game. Changed to the game. Xbox Series S/X. Xbox maker tells The Verge it's "stopping production of all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020."
In some ways, this assertion isn't too shocking. In July 2020, Microsoft announced that it would stop production of the all-digital Xbox One X and Xbox One S, leaving only the Xbox One S to showcase its line of legacy hardware. At the time, Microsoft called it a "natural step" because the company was heading into the future with the Xbox Series X. The Xbox One has never sold as well as the PS4 in terms of raw hardware units, which makes it easier for Microsoft to stop production than Sony. p>
Read more. Console option "Exit"? On the other hand, Microsoft once promised that the first year or two of Xbox S/X series "improvements" would be compatible with Xbox One, a commitment made possible by features like Smart Delivery. Universal compatibility has made it look like the Xbox One can last for a while as a low-cost model for the Xbox ecosystem, just as low-cost PCs can keep up with the best. Graphics processing units and graphics processing units.
Instead, Microsoft decided to make a complete breakthrough, leaving virtually no overlap in the production of the Xbox One and the "series" that followed. So it's good that the Xbox Series S seems to be on the shelves a lot, even if the X Series is more powerful. p>
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