Sony PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles have taken over the market, and rumors suggest that the company will release a PS5 in 2018. With all these new offers, many players have already forgotten about the classic PS3, and opted for more modern versions of the console. Therefore, Sony decided to stop its production in Japan.
PS3 production in Japan has stopped
Gematsu put up a report on the end of production after an official announcement appeared on the Japanese version of the Sony website. The model in question is the 500 GB standard version. However, this was the only model of the console still in production in Japan. Therefore, Japanese fans will no longer be able to purchase any kind of PS3, but they have other modern options available.
PS3 was launched in November 2006, and brought up a revolution on the console market. First of all, it was a huge step forward from the previous PS2 console, bringing a lot of improvements and power for a gaming platform. This determined other companies to produce powerful platforms as well, and this is how the console war started.
Sony’s top selling console
At the time of the release of the PS3, Sony promised they would offer support for the console for at least 10 years. Eleven years have already passed, so nobody can blame the company for not keeping their promises.
Until now, Sony has sold more than 80 million PS3 consoles. At the moment, it owns the sale supremacy among other Sony consoles. However, statistics show that PS4 has currently managed to sell around 60 million units, so there are big chances that it might soon overtake the previous console.
If you have a PS3 and you’re too attached to it to switch to a newer version, don’t worry. You can still play on it and preserve your game library. Sony has only ended its production, but the console is still functional and ready to use.
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