Sony plans to halt production of the PlayStation 3 (very) soon
Also, the Sony is still producing PS3 units(?)
10 years and more than 80 million units later, multi-consumer product manufacturer Sony is now reported to finally pull the plug on the production of the PlayStation 3, this according to the Japanese gaming website, GamesTalk.
It is rather surprising to know that Sony is still producing PS3 units, knowing how popular the PS4 and its new iterations have become ever since the initial release back in 2013, although it can be noted that the PS3, despite initially trailing behind the Xbox 360, did become home to some of the most iconic gaming titles such as Bioshock, Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption, and Dark Souls, which are game titles that are still played even as of today.
The PlayStation 3 received a lot of negative critique during its initial release, with some publications even branding as one of the biggest tech screwups of the time before redeeming itself with the release of the Slim and Super Slim models. The home console was first released back in Nov 2006 and will see its end sometime this March 2017 lasting 10 years and 3 months in total. Halting the PS3 production would also mean the gradual cease of provided support for the console by Sony, which would mostly include online services.