Sony has indicated that it intends to phase out the PlayStation 4. Since its initial introduction in 2013, the PlayStation 4 has become not just one of Sony’s most successful systems, 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, implying that the PS4 will be phased out. We now know when the PS4 will be discontinued, according to fresh information from Sony.
Sony’s last financial presentation said unequivocally that PS4 games will be phased out by 2025. This does not imply that legacy PS4 games will no longer be available for purchase, but Sony plainly intends to stop producing new titles on the console at this time.
Instead, Sony anticipates 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.
As a whole, this obviously shouldn’t be surprising given that the PS5 will be Sony’s main focus in the years to come. Still, it’s worth stressing that at this very moment, the PS4 is a platform that Sony is still manufacturing and releasing games for. In fact, this year’s biggest PlayStation game, God of War Ragnarok, is still expected to release on PS4 whenever it does arrive.
At some point in the coming years, Sony will likely end up making a bigger announcement related to the PS4 and the official end of its life cycle. As we’ve now been informed, though, this announcement should end up coming about before 2025 rolls around, so be sure to prepare accordingly.