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Sony Ends PS4 Production in Japan Except for One Model

Sony Ends PS4 Production in Japan Except for One Model - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 January 2021 / 1,680 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia announced it has ended production of the PlayStation 4 in Japan, except for one model. All PlayStation 4 slim (CUH-2000 series) models except one, and all PlayStation 4 Pro (CUH-7000 series) models will no longer be produced in Japan. 

The standard Jet Black 500 GB PlayStation 4 Slim model will remain in production and sold in Japan. 

The plan for Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia is to use the freed-up production lines to manufacture more PlayStation 5 consoles, which continues to be in short supply. 

Sony Ends PS4 Production in Japan Except for 1 Model

Thanks, Gematsu and GAME Watch.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
DonFerrari (on 05 January 2021)

No problem, they still make other PS4 models in other locations and yes it is good that more PS5 lines is being available.

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AFattyGamer (on 05 January 2021)

And Sony has offically spoken. This move makes sense to do in Japan. Keep PS4 production in Europe and North America and free up production in Japan for more PS5 manufacturing. Good buisness move Sony.

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mutantsushi AFattyGamer (on 06 January 2021)

"Keep PS4 production in Europe and North America" ???

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 06 January 2021)

i think its going to be worldwide soon,
they will stop other models except for the slim!

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EricHiggin (on 06 January 2021)

One way or another, either Pro had to go or get a substantial enough price drop to take PS4's place, pushing PS4 out. This move truly makes the most sense if SNY really wants to push people into next gen, and at a convenient time early on while PS5 is already in high demand, on top of a lockdown.

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Mr Puggsly (on 06 January 2021)

Yeah, that was expected. But the reality is many 8th gen units won't be sold at their current prices so its unlikely they will produce many.

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