PlayStation 3 Production Is About To End

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PlayStation 3 Production Is About To End

Sony has began seeding the new firmware update on its PS4 consoles, which should brought players' demand of external hard drive support for game installs.

Sony's PlayStation 4 raked in a staggering $17.8 billion of that total global value, representing more than half of the total global console market's earnings. Sony is about to end its production soon over in Japan. The service now hosts 483 PS3 titles and cloud saves for seamless play on PS4 and Windows 10 PCs. It would also see a high end of downloadable titles released, including Journey and Flower, amongst hundreds of other releases.

The PlayStation 3 has been around for over a decade and for the most part, has been very successful. So, while some may lament the end of production for the PS3, it makes sense for Sony to focus its attention on its current slew of consoles on the market in order to maximize profits.

The system managed to sell 84 million units in its lifespan, and while that's not almost as successful as the PlayStation 2 was, it still helped Sony thrive for several years, before it would introduce the even more successful PlayStation 4 to market in 2013.

The report says that the console market was around $35 billion a year ago, with the PS4 taking over $17.8 billion of that value (or 51% of the cake). I mean, Demon's Souls, the black sheep of the Souls family (and the best one) was, and still is a PS3 exclusive. The 500GB model mentioned above is the Super Slim, the console's final revision which launched in 2012.

Much of that was down to Sony's outlandish starting price of £425 that more than doubled the £209 of the most basic Xbox 360 model.

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