The PlayStation 3 has been officially discontinued in New Zealand, Sony has announced. This means that the console will no longer be available once the current stock has been depleted.
"SCENZ will not be shipping anymore PlayStation 3 consoles to its retailers however the platform is still available in retail outlets throughout NZ and being supported with peripherals, great new releases and back catalogue software," Sony has confirmed in a statement sent to ThoseGamers.
With the PS4 out on the market for nearly two years, it wouldn't be surprising if Sony discontinued the PS3 in other regions, such as North America and Europe, but what's happening in New Zealand could also be seen as an isolated case due to the country's small market. We just have to look back at the PS2, which was still continued to be produced until 2013, more than six years after the release of the PS3.
Do you think the PS3 will soon leave the market? What does this mean for digital purchased titles, online gaming and more? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: Those Gamers