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Sony ends production of PS3 in Japan

After more than ten years on shop shelves, Sony has finally ceased production of the PlayStation 3, according to the official Japanese PlayStation website. As translated by Gematsu, shipments for the standard 500GB model have now officially ‘ended’. Sony previously hinted at the end of its production run back in …

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The PS3 is nearing its end as Japanese production stops

Sony is on the verge of halting PS3 production in Japan. Gematsu reports that the Japanese product page for the 500GB charcoal black PS3 reveals that manufacturing of the device will come to an end soon”. As the only PS3 currently in production for the region, that ultimately means the …

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Sony discontinuing PS Now on all platforms save PS4 and PC

Sony is discontinuing its PlayStation Now streaming service on all platforms except the PS4 and PC. Starting from August 15th 2017, users will no longer be able to access the service on their PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV, or any Sony Bravia TV, Sony Blu-ray player, or Samsung TV. …

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GAME: PS3 and 360 are now ‘played through’

It appears that time is finally up for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. GAME says that the collapse in sales of these two formats have been one of the main reasons behind the retailer’s recent disappointing financial results. Our results were impacted by the UK console market in transition from …

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Gran Turismo creator describes PS3 development difficulties

The CEO of Gran Turismo developer Polyphony has had some less than kind words to say about the PlayStation 3. In an interview with IGN, Kazunori Yamauchi said that development on Sony’s previous home console was incredibly difficult. This is a sentiment that was expressed a great deal during the …

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Sony could owe early PS3 owners some money

A lawsuit that has been bubbling for six years has ended with Sony agreeing to refund some of the purchase price for a select few who bought PS3. ArsTechnica reports that Sony has reached an agreement with lawyers representing as many as 10m PS3 owners aggrieved by Sony decision in …

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Street Fighter V will support PS3 controllers

Capcom has made an announcement that could potentially save gamers hundreds of pounds. The publisher has revealed that Street Fighter V on PS4 will offer legacy support for PS3 controllers. This means that any joysticks you have laying around will be fully compatible with the new title, although they may …

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PS3 shooter Dust 514 going offline

Developer CCP has said that it is calling time on online PS3’s EVE-themed shooter Dust 514. In its place will arrive an in-development and untitled PC project that will build on what the defunct shooter tried to offer. Dust 514 will be shut down on May 30th. We are very …

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