The End of An Era: Sony Discontinues PlayStation 3

Mar 21, 2017 08:37 AM EDT | Ileen Jasmine

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Earlier this week, news broke out regarding PlayStation 3 discontinued by its manufacturer. This sad news is deemed to be an end to another great era.

The beloved gaming console was available in several countries such as New Zealand, Japan, and possibly India. This has caused fans to believe that the discontinuation will follow suit in other countries.

The PlayStation 3 was launched in 2006. It marked the next stage in console gaming for Sony.

It has been one of the most popular consoles ever, selling 85 million units as of March 2016. However, Sony PlayStation Japan and New Zealand has already confirmed that the production for the console will stop this month.

As sad as it is, this isn't exactly a shocking news to the fans of the console. Sony's PlayStation 3's lifespan has been decreasing since 2015 started.

With the release of its successor, the PlayStation 4 (and the PlayStation 4 Pro after that), the demise of the favorite console has been pretty much expected. After all, this has happened to its predecessor, the PlayStation 2.

Sony had killed of PlayStation 2's last remaining online servers as of April 2016. But the production of the console has been stopped in 2012, ten years after its release.

The good news is that there has been no word on whether or not, the production of the console will be discontinued in Europe or the United States. This is definitely good news for fans in those countries.

However, several fans are already preparing for the announcement of PS3's discontinuation on their respective countries. Nonetheless, the console has served gamers right for the past decade.

Looking back, the PlayStation 3 has had a good ten-year run. This is particularly true when fans take what happened to the Wii U into consideration. Nintendo pretty much dumped the Wii U once the Nintendo Switch arrived.

Keep checking back on Auto World News for more updates on Sony PlayStation 3. In the meantime, share your favorite PS3 memory in the comment section below.

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