With the release of Sony’s PlayStation 5 nigh upon us, it is inevitable that support for the PlayStation 4 will begin phasing out. And that is indeed what is happening as Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced that Sony Japan will no longer accept requests for repairs for early PlayStation 4 models.
The models in question are CUH-1000 and CUH-1100, both of which launched in 2013. According to the Japanese press release (via Game Watch), SIE will be ending repairs for these models as it is running out of spare parts needed to fix them.
The company will stop accepting online repair requests on 25 December 2020, and your console must arrive at the company by 8 January 2021 in order for the company to receive repairs.
Considering how it has been seven years since the launch of the PS4, it’s not a big surprise that Sony has started plans to phase out support for its soon-to-be previous generation console. However, it still feels a little too soon, considering how the PS5 has barely launched, and with not much console-exclusive titles available yet, some might continue gaming on their PS4 for quite a while longer.
Thankfully, Sony will still be offering support for its CUH-1200 line of PlayStation 4s. So if you own one of the earlier PS4 models and in need of professional care for it, we highly recommend you get it sooner rather than later.