Sayonara, PlayStation 3. Sony’s previous console has officially received its Viking Funeral in Japan as the company ended production of the platform for good.
Back when the PlayStation 3 launched in Japan in 2006, Sony said it would support the platform for 10 years. They beat that mark by one at home, though it’s 10 years old in the west this year.
Sony hasn’t ended production for the western world just yet, but one has to assume that such will be the case in a matter of months. That goes for all models, too.
The PlayStation 3 stumbled off of the starting blocks at launch. It featured bad ports, an absurd price point and a launch lineup that left a lot to be desired. After some price cuts, fantastic exclusives and a parade of third party support, Sony righted the ship and turned the PlayStation 3 into a fantastic machine.
10 years later, and I’ll always remember mine as something I loved enjoying. How about you?