Sony Is Officially Pulling The Plug On Its PlayStation 3 Support

Sony is officially pulling the plug on its PlayStation 3 after-sales support in Japan. Not bad for a console run that started 15 years ago.

As reported by VGC, the news was confirmed via the Japanese ‘Ask PlayStation’ Twitter account. This means that in Japan, PlayStation 3 after-sales support will end on Saturday, April 30th, 2022.

After-sales service will be discontinued on Saturday, 30th April 2022 for the PS3 and all PS3 peripherals due to the exhaustion of parts inventory,” explains the statement. “Customers who wish to have after-sales service for the relevant model should apply for after-sales service through the online repair reception service or PlayStation Customer Support by Saturday, April 30, 2022.

There’s still life in the old dog

While it should come as no surprise that Sony is ending the after-sales care in Japan, the PS3 is still a much-loved console. Following Sony’s decision to close PS3, as well as the PSP and PS Vita digital stores, the Japanese giant made a dramatic U-turn following pleas from fans.

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Furthermore, data revealed on ‘How Long To Beat’, that more players were playing PS3 consoles than the Xbox Series X. Though it has to be said, that was from a small pool of data. However, it just shows there’s still life in the old dog yet.

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