With the PS4 and PS4 Pro available for purchase and with some analysts even predicting that we’ll be seeing a PS5 in 2018, we’re sure that there are quite a few who might have forgotten about the previous generation, the Sony PS3, which we should note has Officially Ended its production in Japan.
This is according to a report from Gematsu who noticed that the production had Ended via Sony’s Japanese PlayStation website. The website is for the 500GB standard model, although they do note that this is the only model that was left in production in Japan prior to today’s announcement.
The PS3 was first announced back in November of 2006 and represented a huge step up in terms of power compared to the PS2, prompting competitors to follow suit with powerful consoles of their own. Sony had previously promised to support the console for at least 10 years and given that we’re already in 2017, it’s safe to say that they’ve kept their promise.