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Not to be morbid about console lifecycles, but it’s a good question to ask.When will the PS4 be discontinued?“As the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles are largely viewed as part of the current generation of consoles, the PS4 and all eighth generation consoles associated with it are becoming less and less relevant. It will of course be at least a handful of years before we see the PS4 experience of what the PS3 is currently going through with end of support, but new console owners are still curious as to whether the PS4 will be viable given the difficulty of claiming a PS5 becomes .

When will PS4 be discontinued?

When will PS4 be discontinued

We speculate that the PS4 will be discontinued in 2025 at the earliest. This may come as a surprise given the lifespan of the PS2 and PS3. The PS2 was first launched in Japan on March 4, 2000 and discontinued worldwide on January 4, 2013, giving it a lifespan of around 13 years. The PS3 was launched in Japan on November 11, 2006 and was discontinued in Japan no later than May 29, 2017, giving it only a lifespan of 11 years. Why do we think the PS4, which first launched in North America on November 15, 2013, will have a lifespan of 12 years or more when the lifespan of the PlayStation console seems to be decreasing?

First and foremost, Sony plans to phase out first-party games on the PS4 by fiscal year 2025, according to the Sony Business Segment Briefings 2022 presentation. On page 34, a slide titled “Evolving Shape of First-Party Portfolio,” the chart shows that the publisher wants its first-party catalog to consist solely of PC, mobile, and PS5 games by 2025 at the latest consists. Over the next three years we will likely see other major publishers follow suit and not develop new games for the PS4, although given the importance of live service titles there will likely be content, patches and DLC for PS4 games.

While Sony could discontinue the PS4 sooner than 2025, we believe the Covid-19 pandemic, the chip shortage and with it the PS5 console shortage – with predictions of it happening by 2024 – will further extend the platform’s lifespan. We’re starting to see some games unleashing their last-gen releases, like Gotham Knights and Test Drive: Unlimited, but until we see games looking to reach the widest possible user base, like FIFA and Call of Duty, none Last-gen versions will continue to freeze the PS4.

When does PS4 support end?

If we define “support” as aftercare support, the PS4 will probably still be supported conservatively until 2028. Sony Japan only ended after-care support for the PS3 in April 2022 (as noted in the tweet above), around five years after the console was discontinued, so we expect PS4 support to be around for quite some time. The PlayStation Store on PS4 is harder to guess. Sony had planned to stop operating the PS Store on the PS3 and Vita, but changed its mind in April 2021.

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Emma Bowman

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