PlayStation 3 production to end soon in Japan

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It looks like our time with the PlayStation 3 is coming to an end, as this week it was revealed that the console has reached the end of its lifespan, with Sony ceasing production this week.

First released in November 2006 in the United States and Japan, Europeans had to wait until the following March to grab the console.

Much of that was down to Sony's outlandish starting price of £425 that more than doubled the £209 of the most basic Xbox 360 model.

The Japanese site offers the Charcoal Black 500GB model of the gaming machine that was released on August 28, 2014.

Sony will enjoy the recently released figures more so than its competition, as $19.7 billion spending on its consoles, games, and services gave it a 57% share of the 2016 market.

PlayStation Now currently lets users stream over 400 PS3 titles to the PlayStation 4 console, or to a Windows PC, and soon Sony will finally add PS4 titles to the service.

A game shop in Kurukme, Fukuoka has noted via tweet that production on the system is set to end in March. For years, many owners have griped about the console's limited amount of storage space especially with the ever growing storage requirement of new games. This number would also be expected to grow further in this 2017 since the forecast is at the breaking threshold of the $20 billion. The takeaway is this: "Shipments are scheduled to end soon". Whichever is ahead, they are likely the fourth- and fifth-best-selling consoles of all time, behind the PlayStation 2, original PlayStation, and the Wii. The PlayStation 3 was the first console to introduce Blu-Ray technology to the market, which a lot of fans appreciated.

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