After more than a decade Sony wraps up PlayStation 3 production

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The company, via its official Japanese product page, has today confirmed that the production of the wildly popular PlayStation 3 (500GB model) has come to an end this week in Japan.

Sony has released PS4 update 4.70, which is aimed to improve the quality of the console's performance. Despite PlayStation 4's release in November 2013, Sony still continued manufacturing small parties of PS3. This would help push the 2018 PlayStation system, while offering the PS4 and PS4 Pro as more affordable options. Destiny's final main expansion, Destiny: Rise of Iron, also stopped updating for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The console was priced at $600, a massively expensive price tag that received so much criticism.

Former Sony exec Ken Kutaragi previously said that the console would have a ten-year life cycle. Based on the game's popularity and a huge demand, they have decided to make a sequel to the game. There was obvious downgrade in the graphics but it still delivered the gaming experience most would be happy with. For a few years, in that console war the Xbox 360 was superior too - with most cross-platform games performing better on Microsoft's machine.

Pharmacies likely to remain closed today
The chemist body is also likely to hold a demonstration at Jantar Mantar tomorrow to highlight their concerns. Most chemists in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka also shut shop in support of the nationwide shutdown.

Ten years is still a pretty good innings for an aging console, especially for one as troubled as the PS3.

It looks like Sony kept its promises to keep the PlayStation 3 supported for 10 years, but that time is now over. Following a leak from the Turkish PlayStation Twitter account, game enthusiasts might already know which two games will headline Sony's PlayStation Plus June 2017 lineup. Sony claimed on its earnings report that it had shipped 60 million units of the PS4.

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