Announced today in a report by Thosegamers, the PlayStation 3 has been officially discontinued by Sony. It’s officially the end of an era.
We knew this would happen of course sometime and it looks like the PS3 is the first victim prior to the Xbox 360. According to the report, the console will no longer be sold in New Zealand as noted by Mighty Ape Games. The post, originally on their Facebook page, has since been taken down probably because Sony had some choice words for blowing their announcement. On the flip side, we got a screen shot of it for you which you can of course see above as the featured image.
The official statement is “SCENZ will not be shipping anymore PlayStation 3 consoles to its retailers. However the platform is still available in retail outlets throughout NZ and being supported with peripherals, great new releases and back catalogue software.” Be a fan of whatever console you want, but when you hear of cancellations and discontinuations like this it really signals the end of an era.
With Xbox 360 close behind and their contract with EA only through the end of the 2017 games, which is really the real year of 2016, we may be hearing the same thing about the 360 in about a year from now.
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