PlayStation 3 Discontinues Officially Confirmed By Sony, No Longer Shipping PS3 To Retailers (Updated)
PlayStation New Zeland has confirmed PlayStation 3 has been officially discontinued in the country. In a statement sent to ThoseGamers.com, Sony let people know they will still be able to buy a PS3 console over there, but there won't be any further shipment, so it's all about going sold out from now on.
"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", the statement says.
PS3 was launched in New Zeland at the end of 2006, so we don't know if there will be enough time to celebrate the tenth birthday with the console still in stores.
It's the beginning of the end of an era, we could say. New Zeland is a small market so it's obvious Sony is starting to consider to support less the older gen platform in the country, but it could be considered a signal for this to happen shortly in other territories, too.
We just received an email from Sony with a clarification that PS3 has not been discontinued. Sony's Hugo Bustillos contacted us via email with a request to change the headline of this story. Here are the wordings of Hugo Bustillos:
I was wondering if you could help me with one of your stories please. Would you be able to change your headline as PS3 has not been discontinued.