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 the PS4 2TB Jet Black.
As reported by Cheesemeister on Twitter (thanks, VGC), retailers in Japan have notified consumers that it is unable to restock the PS4 500GB Glacier White, PS4 1TB Jet Black, PS4 1TB Glacier White, PS4 2TB Jet Black, and PS4 Pro 1TB Glacier White "due to the manufacturer ending production".
As yet there's been no formal confirmation by Sony, but it coincides with a recent message on PlayStation.com that said it had "no plans to restock [PS4 Pros] in future". That statement, however, was subsequently removed.
“Dear customers: due to the manufacturer ending production, the following products will not be restocked.”— Cheesemeister →🧵／🟦☁️ (@Cheesemeister3k) January 3, 2021
・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
For those still desperately seeking a PS5, a number of retailers in the UK have confirmed that they won't be receiving more PS5 stock until early 2021.
In the days leading up to Christmas, Argos updated their PS5 store page with a straightforward message that reads: "Sorry, PlayStation 5 is currently unavailable. We will not have any further stock for the rest of 2020". It was a similar story over at Smyths Toys and Asda, too.
The hunt for PS5 stock - from pre-orders to launch day - has been an almighty nightmare for most. Retailer websites have crumbled under the demand or seen their allocations vanish in a matter of seconds by bots or scalpers. Some have even had consoles stolen, deliveries go missing, or had their console replaced with bricks. It doesn't look like demand is slowing either, so expect these difficulties to stick around for some time yet.
To give yourself a better chance at nabbing a new console, though, give Jelly Deals a follow on Twitter.