PS3 production ending soon in Japan

It's been a great 11 years.

PlayStation 3

PlayStation 3 will soon end production in Japan, according to the official Japanese PlayStation website. The page for the 500 gigabyte standard model, the only remaining PlayStation 3 model in production in Japan, mentions that “shipments are scheduled to end soon.”

While a specific date is unknown a game shop in Kurume, Fukuoka seems to have suggested in a tweet that it received notification that production will end in March.

PlayStation 3 first launched in November 2006.

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