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Sony ends original PS4 repairs in Japan

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Sony announced on Twitter that it will no longer service the original PS4 model. However, it will continue to service PS4 Slim and Pro. The news comes on the heels of tomorrow’s PlayStation 5 launch.

According to Kotaku:

Sony announced that on December 25, service for PS4 CUH-1000/CUH-1100 series of consoles would end in Japan, and individuals needing their consoles serviced should officially request service prior to that date. (Note: Sony will then accept consoles shipped by January 8, 2021 for repair.)

The PlayStation 4 originally launched in Jet Black on February 22, 2014 in Japan, which was after its November 2013 release in North America. Later, the console would see a Slim and Pro series. Sony will continue to service these later iterations.

It’s not clear if the changes only affect Japan or PS4 servicing worldwide.

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