Sony will reportedly continue manufacturing PlayStation 4 consoles throughout the year as supply chain issues have led to shortages of the PlayStation 5.
Though the Japan-based electronics company hasn’t made a public announcement, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday that Sony had originally planned to discontinue the earlier model at the close of 2021.
Instead, its factories will now reportedly churn out another million PS4 consoles, alleviating some of the pressure in its dealings with production partners. The PS4, which arrived in 2013, is cheaper, easier to produce and uses less advanced chips, Bloomberg reported.
Demand for the newer console remains high. In May, Sony reportedly told investorseven if it could overcome COVID-related holdups and ship more units.
Sony didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.