Sony Interactive Entertainment has officially discontinued the PS4 Pro and all but one of the original PlayStation 4 models in Japan.
As reported by the Japanese publication GameWatchThe only next-generation console that Sony will continue to sell in Japan is the standard Jet Black 500GB PlayStation 4 “slim” model.
All other PS4 consoles will disappear once current stocks are sold, the post reports, and SIE will divert production to PS5.
There is currently no confirmation on whether PS4 Pro will be discontinued in western markets. However, last month, the official US PlayStation Store briefly stated that it would no longer offer PlayStation 4 Pro consoles for sale, suggesting that the next-gen premium console could be discontinued.
Shortly after press coverage highlighted the statement, PlayStation Direct removed the message stating that it no longer planned to stock PS4 Pro in the future, although the console remains unavailable.
Considering the strong initial demand for the PS5 and the company’s stated ambition to transition gamers to the next-gen console “at a scale and pace we’ve never met before,” it wouldn’t be surprising if it started to phase out. gradually the old version. in other territories, even if you plan to support it with software for several more years.
At $ 400, the PS4 Pro is the same price as the entry-level PS5 Digital Edition, which is $ 100 cheaper than the disc-based PS5.
Tuesday’s news follows reports from a Japanese retailer notifying customers that it would no longer receive stock of five PlayStation 4 models “due to the manufacturer ending production.”
The models in question were PS4 500GB Glacier White, PS4 1TB Jet Black, PS4 1TB Glacier White, PS4 2TB Jet Black, and PS4 Pro 1TB Glacier White.
In a statement published last month, Sony suggested that the PS5 had enjoyed the biggest console launch in history after breaking the PS4 record.
Microsoft discontinued its most powerful next-gen console, Xbox One X, this summer in the run-up to the November Xbox Series X / S launch.