One of the secrets of the Sony PlayStation 4 is revealed. Japan’s smallest fully automated line produces two set-top boxes per minute

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This is more than a million consoles per year.

The life cycle of Sony PS4 consoles is coming to an end. Of course, they will not be discontinued immediately after the release of the PlayStation 5, but in general, the current generation is approaching its sunset.

Sony PlayStation 4
Sony PlayStation 4

One of the secrets of the Sony PlayStation 4 is revealed. Japan’s smallest fully automated line produces two set-top boxes per minute

Interestingly, but right now there was information that the small Sony plant in Kisarazu played an important role in the success of the PS4. The whole secret of this factory is in full automation, right down to the packaging process. The line with a length of only 31.4 meters, built back in 2018, is capable of producing one console every 30 seconds! That is, a little over 1 million prefixes are obtained per year if we talk about round-the-clock work. Unfortunately, the source does not indicate what the factory’s performance is at the moment.

One of the main achievements of the factory are robots that are able to work with flexible cables and wires. 26 out of 32 manipulators placed on the line do just that. Often, such work is performed by a person, since it requires not only coordination of movements, but also quite definite efforts.

The source notes that this factory has not only already played an important role for the PlayStation 4, but will continue to do so. The bottom line is that Sony is already recording a decline in sales of the current generation of consoles, and after the release of the PS5, the process will only intensify. And such an automated factory will help to maintain the profitability of the console even with significantly reduced demand.

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