PlayStation 4 Will Face the End of the Road Soon

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The PlayStation 4 console will be nine years old in November, meaning that it’s just a matter of time until Sony won’t offer support for it anymore. Whether people like it or not, that’s just how things work in tech: nothing lasts forever, and upgrades always come.

Meanwhile, the PlayStation 5 console has been under the spotlight since late 2020, when it was launched. Sony’s next-gen gaming machine has been selling like hotcakes since its release: 19.3 million units were sold already worldwide.

PS4 games will disappear by 2025

Comicbook.com reveals that the latest financial presentation of Sony indicates that 2025 is the final year when the gaming giant will release games for PS4. Sony also hopes that most of its gaming revenue will be related to the PlayStation 5 console until that year.

However, all these things shouldn’t surprise anyone. It was crystal clear from the beginning that the PlayStation 5 console is significantly superior to the PlayStation 4. The former has an SSD being used as storage space, while PS4 only uses the old HDD technology. PS5 also stands out for its support of 4K at 120Hz and also 8K, while both feature a variable refresh rate as determined by HDMI 2.1.

Both PS4 and PS5 are based on AMD Radeon graphics cards. The video card of the PS5 console sports more teraflops and compute units.

However, if you buy yourself a PlayStation 5 console, that doesn’t automatically mean that you also need a 4K TV to use it. Among the supported resolutions for the console, we can find 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 2160p.

The only ‘disadvantage’ when it comes to upgrading from PS4 to PS5 is the price. The newer gaming machine will cost you about 500 euros in Europe, which is significantly higher than the price of a PS4 machine. That price also includes a PS5 DualSense controller.

 

Cristian Antonescu
Cristian is in love with technology as many of us. He has a vast experience as a content writer in the field. He's involved especially in the gaming area, where he covers the latest news in open-world, role-playing, and first-person shooter titles.