The PlayStation 3 had quite the tumultuous lifespan from the early days where it played second fiddle to the Xbox 360, and having issues like the yellow light of death. The second wasn’t as big as the red ring of death, but it was quite prominent. Then Sony started to put the gears in motion properly and now the PS3 is considered a success, being the birthplace of games like the Uncharted series, The Last Of Us, and more experimental titles like Puppeteer and Wonderbook.
Now the PS3’s life cycle has come to an end as Sony Japan has confirmed that the console is no longer in production, with the last model that was in production being the 500GB Super Slim model which now shows shipment complete on its page. This obviously frees up more capacity for the PS4, PS4 Pro and PSVR going forward. We knew this day was coming a couple of months back, but it is still a little sad.
Source: Gematsu/Sony Japan