Is the PS4 at the end? New numbers provide a clear answer
Many games still appear for the PlayStation 4, but the console itself has long since exceeded its zenith. The latest figures show that the PS4 has reached a tangible record low this year. So is the console finally at the end?
The PS4 is a falling star
The PlayStation 4 has been on the market for nine years now and this is particularly noticeable in sales and demand. Between January and March this year, Sony has only delivered 100,000 units from the console worldwide - as little than ever before!
A graphic from the Tech page TWEAKTOWT illustrates the falling heel of the Japanese console:
Last year the PlayStation 4 was delivered about a million times. In 2022 Sony can be happy when the console reaches a paragraph of 400,000 units. The market is simply saturated.
However, this development is not a reason for sadness. The PS4 is a real success console and is currently in 4th place in the best-selling consoles of all time. ** With almost 117 million units, the PS4 is just behind the Nintendo Game Boy (source: Statista).
, on the other hand, the development of PlayStation 5. is triggered by the international chip deficiency, triggered by Corona pandemic, Sony can still not satisfy the demand for the market. And a real end is not yet in sight.
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The PS4 is not yet part of the old iron
Even if the sales of the console have decreased, The PS4 is still doing excellent work. This year again new games appear for the dusty console. Even the very big blockbusters like Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West or Gran Turismo 7 run on the old hardware.
Only now developers are slowly starting to leave the old generation of console. ** For example, Warner Bros. has announced that the new Batman game Gotham Knights will no longer be released for PlayStation 4.