For the PlayStation 3, the last hour has beaten. Sony will soon introduce the official support of the legendary console. Then it will no longer be possible to repair the PS3 directly via the manufacturer.
The end of a console era (2006 – 2022)
One or the other has certainly intended for the article headline: _ “Hä?! The PlayStation 3 has not been playing a role for years! “_ And that’s in a sense, but in your home country Japan, the PS3 will still be treated like an active console .
This means concrete: defective devices are repaired by Sony and supplied with official spare parts. At least until now. For as the Japanese Group recently announced over Twitter, the supply of PS3 spare parts is soon exhausted and then the official support for the aged console is finally set. Customer service ends at 30. April 2022 **.
Despite starting difficulties, an incredible success
The PlayStation 3 appeared in 2006 in Japan and the USA before it was published in Europe at the beginning of 2007. In the course of your life, the console sold more than 87 million times .
This success was powered by exclusive blockbuster games such as God of War 3, Metal Gear Solid 4 or The Last of Us. At the same time, the console was also the origin for many new and popular brands , including uncharted, the souls games or the LittleBigPlanet franchise.
According to the review aggregator Metacritic are the best games on the PlayStation 3 Grand Theft Auto IV with 98 percent, Grand Theft Auto V with 97 percent and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves with 96 percent.
For the global success of the console, however, a few other factors were responsible, for example the integrated Blu-ray players , the PlayStation Network and the introduction of trophies . Despite initial starting difficulties as the too high starting price (600 euros), the PS3 developed into one of the most successful consoles of all time .