Sony has indicated that it intends to phase out the PlayStation 4. Since its initial introduction in 2013, the PlayStation 4 has become not only one of Sony’s most successful consoles but also one of the best-selling video game platforms of all time. Despite this, Sony is now aiming to promote the PS5 as its primary hardware, indicating that the PS4 will be phased out.
Sony’s latest financial presentation said clearly that PS4 games will be phased out by 2025. This does not mean that legacy PS4 games will no longer be available for purchase, however Sony evidently intends to stop producing new titles on the console at this time. Instead, Sony predicts that by 2025, the PlayStation 5 will account for the majority of its gaming earnings with titles on PC and mobile accounting for the other half.
Overall, this should not come as a surprise given that the PS5 will be Sony’s primary priority in the next few years. Still, it’s worth noting that, for the time being, Sony is still manufacturing and releasing games for the PS4. In fact, God of War Ragnarok, this year’s largest PlayStation game, is still anticipated to debut on PS4 whenever it does.
Sony will almost certainly make a larger statement on the PS4 and its official end of the life cycle in the coming years. However, this announcement should occur before 2025, so be sure to plan accordingly.