Huge PS5 stock shortage ‘fix’ announcement leaves Playstation gamers fuming

Huge PS5 stock shortage ‘fix’ announcement leaves Playstation gamers fuming

01/14/2022

Sony plans to produce more Playstation 4 consoles this year in an attempt to appease angry gamers who want a PS5.

In an announcement reminiscent of that one Christmas where your parents got you a Sega instead of an N64, the Japanese gaming giant has instructed its factories to keep making PS4s.

Sony had previously planned to end production of its earlier console at the end of 2021, but will now make about one million extra PS4s.

Experts believe that it could be a negotiating tactic to get manufacturers to make more PS5s, as the PS4 is cheaper to produce and could bring them some extra money.

Angry gamers took to Twitter to complain about the move and demand PS5s.

"What if you made more PS5s instead?" asked one disgruntled user.

"This in no way helps with PS5 shortages so why bother." said another.

Others were more defensive, saying: "The PS4 wasn't that bad actually. It still has a huge library of games to keep newcomers busy. Though it's still vague that Sony hasn't done anything regarding the console scalping issues."

A Sony spokesperson told Bloomberg: "[The PS4] is one of the best-selling consoles ever and there is always crossover between generations."

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February is set to be the biggest month yet for Sony's latest next-gen console as the company ramps up its game delivery schedule.

It will see the release of the much-hyped exclusive, Horizon Forbidden West, as well as the multi-platform launch of Elden Ring, co-created with Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin.

If you are forced to get a PS4 instead, you can always play earlier iterations of these new games, such as Horizon Zero Dawn or Dark Souls.

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