According to Gamerant, the success of Sony in the current generation of consoles has been fairly well documented, with PS4 sales topping 50 million worldwide at the end of past year.
The PlayStation 4 is a home video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
How Sony's decision to end production will affect the United States market is unclear, but with the company putting all its focus into the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro, expect support for the much-loved last-gen console to start disappearing worldwide.
For those unaware, the 500 GB model of the PS3 is its Super Slim iteration from 2012 and it is the only version of the console that's actually still in production at the moment, but it's now unclear exactly when manufacturing of the system could cease altogether in Japan. For example, while the PS3 came to Japan and North America in November 2006, it didn't launch in Brazil until 2010, so production could be expected to continue for some time there.
However, it has been revealed that Sony PlayStation 3 is still going to be available on the market. The PlayStation 3 was the first console to introduce Blu-Ray technology to the market, which a lot of fans appreciated. For years, many owners have griped about the console's limited amount of storage space especially with the ever growing storage requirement of new games. The original PlayStation also sold over 100m units. Debuting as the most expensive console in ages, suffering early defeat in the face of huge Xbox 360 sales figures, but it eventually regained its footing and scored some fantastic exclusive titles.