PlayStation 3 Discontinued in New Zealand - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 03 October 2015 / 5,617 Views
The PlayStation 3 has been discontinued in New Zealand. This could potentially signal that Sony is winding down production of the console as it focuses on the PlayStation 4.
"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," Sony Computer Entertainment of New Zealand told ThoseGamers in a statement.
The PlayStation 3 launched in March 2007 in New Zealand - over eight years ago. In comparison the PlayStation 2 remained in production for 13 years and was discontinued in 2013, the same year that the PlayStation 4 launched.
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