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Reports: PlayStation 4 Production To Resume In Rise Of Next-Gen Shortage As Xbox One Production Lines Ended For Xbox Series

Posted on January 13, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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For more than a year now, it has been no secret the state of availability for next-generation consoles. Well, it is long enough to call the Xbox Series X|S & PlayStation 5 current-generation hardware, but there are not enough for the demand. While both Microsoft and Sony express the sheer volume sold exceeds expectations compared to prior systems, production has yet to ante up since the launch date last November.

However, Xbox Series S continues to make lasting impressions on the market the past two months with its continued consistency in stock at local retailers. During Black Friday, it was reported Xbox Series S was the most-sold system. Although Nintendo Switch still dominated monthly sales for November 2021, it was December where the system broke more expectations according to head Chris Dring on Twitter.

According to a new report from Bloomberg on Wednesday, Sony discloses extended plans to continue production for the PlayStation 4. While most store shelves don’t carry the last-generation console, manufacturing will resume into 2022 to level out demand for the next iteration

The firm explained to Bloomberg that the system “is one of the best-selling consoles ever, and there is always crossover between generations.” The statement proves to be accurate with more cross-generation titles from its first-party sector including God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, and Gran Turismo 7.

Elsewhere in a story from The Verge, Xbox One production has ceased dating back to 2020. “To focus on production of Xbox Series X / S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” said Cindy Walker, Xbox Console Product Marketing Senior Director. This would answer for the steady supply of – at least – Xbox Series S these past couple of months.

Are you surprised with the turn the industry is facing with Xbox Series X|S & PlayStation 5?

Source: Bloomberg, The Verge

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