The PlayStation 5 launches on November 12 in a number of countries, and Sony has announced that it will end support for some PS4 models in Japan. The company announced this on Twitter.
Sony will no longer accept CUH-1000 and CUH-1100 for repairs, according to the announcement. Latest service requests can be submitted by December 25, and consoles sent by January 8 at the latest will be accepted. At the same time, the company will continue to support the Slim and Pro versions. Whether this will affect other countries is currently unknown.
The PlayStation 4 went on sale in Japan on February 22, 2014. The start of sales of the new generation devices in Japan, the USA and several other countries will take place on November 12, and on November 19 the console will appear worldwide. In Russia, consoles can be purchased only in online stores – these restrictions are associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier, representatives of Sony said that the transition to the new generation will take about three years.
Sony: PS4 to PS5 transition will take about three years
The PlayStation 4 will remain the actual console for which new games will be released for about three more years. Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President of Sony Interactive Entertainment, told about this in an interview with AV Watch.
The transition period from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 means that games will be released for both generations of the console. However, this does not mean that there will be no full-fledged next-gen titles. The PS5 starter lineup includes both cross-gen games and PS5 exclusives.
The PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 in select countries, including the US and Japan, and November 19 in the rest of the world. The basic version of the console will cost $ 46,999, and the version without a floppy drive – $ 37,999. In Russia, consoles can be purchased only in online stores – these restrictions are associated with the coronavirus pandemic.