The PS3 is nearing its end as Japanese production stops

Mar 18, 2017, 00:57
The PS3 is nearing its end as Japanese production stops

Once the PS3's manufacturing ends, it will do so roughly a year after its main competitor in the Xbox 360 did, as Microsoft ceased production of its last-gen console in April 2016.

Just this Thursday, Gematsu learned from the official Japanese PlayStation website that Sony has made a decision to terminate PS3 production after 11 years.

Although Sony did not give a specific date on when production is scheduled to end, a retailer located in Kuruke, Fukuoka has leaked that production is ending this March.

Sony has began seeding the new firmware update on its PS4 consoles, which should brought players' demand of external hard drive support for game installs. Sony will reportedly end production of the console in Japan, this month, following a glorious decade of gaming and Blu-ray playback. This is said to be the only remaining model of the PS3 still in production in Japan. The PS3 launched in November 2006, and now that it's 2017, you could say the PlayStation 3 has held on longer than expected. For years, many owners have griped about the console's limited amount of storage space especially with the ever growing storage requirement of new games.

However, it has been revealed that Sony PlayStation 3 is still going to be available on the market. That console was more successful than the PS3, and eventually became the most successful console of all time in terms of quantity sold, with over 150 million units shifted worldwide.

"All of the games in the service, including PS4 games, will be included with a single PS Now subscription", stated Sony. After all, PlayStation fans can still game on in the current generation with a standard PlayStation 4, a PS4 Slim, or the more advanced PlayStation 4 Pro.