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PS3 Console & Peripheral Support Is Ending In Japan, Confirms Sony

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it is scrapping support for PS3 consoles and peripherals in Japan.

The company’s Japanese arm posted the following message:

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your continued patronage of our products.

After-sales service will be discontinued on Saturday, April 30, 2022 for the PlayStation®3 CECH-4300 series and all PS3 peripherals due to the exhaustion of parts inventory.

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, and by Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Please send the product to arrive at the PlayStation Clinic. If you wish to send it directly to the PlayStation Clinic without prior application, please send it so that it arrives by Saturday, April 30, 2022.

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The PS3 was released in Japan in November 2006, and received two design overhauls in its lifecycle in the shape of the PS3 Slim and the PS3 Super Slim.

[Source – VGC]