The successful history of the PlayStation 4 is slowly but surely coming to an end. Sony has now revealed when it will finally stop producing first-party games for the platform.
Within the next three years, development of first-party games for the PlayStation 4 will come to an end. This emerges from a graphic that Sony presented in its last business segment briefing.
By the year 2025, around 50 percent of their own titles should be at home on the newer PlayStation 5, another 30 percent are planned for the PC and the remaining 20 percent are to be published on mobile devices; there is no trace of the PS4 in 2025.
The graphic also clearly shows the progressive transition to the new generation and also Sony’s increasing focus on PCs. In the 2019 fiscal year, 90 percent of the first-party titles were still at home on the PS4, and only 10 percent were in the PC sector.
The more recent fiscal year of 2022 already shows an increasing focus on PC and mobile, but also increasing concentration on the PS5 and the shrinking PS4 space. This trend will continue to intensify by 2025 at the latest.
The life cycle of the PS4 is slowly but surely coming to an end. The console has sold over 117 million units since release; by 2021, 1.5 billion PS4 titles have been sold. The PS4 even surpassed the PS2 and became the record holder in this regard.
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