“Because the manufacturer terminates production, the following products will not be re-manufactured.”
Sony has reportedly told a Japanese retailer that it is discontinuing a number of older PlayStation 4 models, including the PS4 Pro 1TB Glacier White and PS4 2TB Jet Black.
As reported by Cheesemeister on Twitter (thank you, VGC), retailers in Japan have warned consumers that they will not be able to fill out the PS4 500GB Glacier White, PS4 1TB Jet Black, PS4 1TB Glacier White, PS4 2TB Jet Black and PS4 Pro 1TB Glacier White “because the manufacturer terminates production”
So far, there has been no formal confirmation from Sony, but it coincides with a recent message on PlayStation.com that said it had no “plans to fill out. [PS4 Pros] in the future “. However, this statement was later removed.
Dear customers: Due to the manufacturer terminating production, the following products will not be available again.
? PS4 500GB Glacier White
? PS4 1TB Jet Black
? PS4 1TB Glacier White
? PS4 2TB Jet Black
? PS4 Pro 1TB Glacier White pic.twitter.com/nub3lxcJGX
– Cheesemeister (@ Cheesemeister3k) January 3, 2021
For those still desperately looking for a PS5, a number of retailers in the UK have confirmed that they will not receive more PS5 shares until early 2021.
In the days leading up to Christmas, Argos updated its PS5 store page with a simple message that reads: “Sorry, PlayStation 5 is not available at the moment. We do not want any further stock for the rest of 2020”. It was a similar story from Smyths Toys and Asda as well.
The search for PS5 stock – from pre-orders to launch day – has been an almighty nightmare for most people. Retailer sites have crumbled during demand or seen their allocation disappear within seconds of robots or scalps. Some have even stolen consoles, deliveries disappeared, or had the console replaced with bricks. Demand does not appear to be declining either, so expect these difficulties to persist for some time to come.
To give yourself a better chance to grab a new console, but give Jelly Deals a follow on Twitter.