End of an era: PlayStation 3 console shipments end in Japan

/ 04:46 PM May 30, 2017

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Based on the latest official Sony product list on their Japanese website, the PlayStation 3 (PS3) has been listed as “shipments completed.” This means that Sony and other retailers will no longer be getting new stocks of the console.

Anime News Network reports that several major retail stores in Japan like Bic Camera, Sofmap, and Yodobashi have also ceased listing new stocks for the PS3 on their respective sites.


The Sony PlayStation 3 console launched in 2006. In 2009, a slim version was launched, which was followed by updates that were introduced in 2013 and 2014 for the Japanese market.

For current owners, PlayStation 3 games may still be purchased from the Japanese website. Over at the English website, PS3 games are being sold at discounted prices. Alfred Bayle/JB


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