The PS3 and its peripherals will officially no longer be supported in Japan.

Sony has just announced that support for the PS3 and its peripherals in Japan. It should be noted that the manufacturer at the same time apologizes to customers who still use these products.

No, it’s not today that Sony returns to the charge with the cord of the PS3 in one hand and that of the PS Vita in the other, and in the mouth, this exclamation “This time, I’m not kidding! » Even if we must inevitably expect that the PlayStation Store of these platforms bows out one day or another, the information of the day is not that.

It is in a publication issued on its Twitter account that the Japanese branch of PlayStation has communicated on the upcoming end of support for its latest PS3 model released. All console peripherals are also affected.

End of support for the latest PS3 model: spare parts are becoming scarce

The message from PlayStation Japan gives the reason for this stop: the scarcity of spare parts.

“Notice of discontinuation of after-sales service

Due to the depletion of spare parts, we will no longer be able to provide after-sales service for the PlayStation®3 CECH-4300 series main unit and all PlayStation®3 peripherals on the 30th April 2022 (Saturday). If you are considering using this service, please apply as soon as possible! »

The model in question is the Super Slim, put into circulation in October 2012. The communication is intended to be longer on the support site of PlayStation Japan, where we learn that it will be possible to obtain a repair until one week after the announced date.

“Customers who wish to receive service for the affected model should request service through the Online Repair Intake Service or PlayStation Customer Support by Saturday, April 30, 2022 and by Saturday, May 7, 2022.”

Below, we can read:

“We sincerely apologize to customers using this product and thank you for your understanding. »

Another page is turning for the first connected consoles, and over time it becomes more and more difficult to maintain them.

Source: Ask PlayStation JP’s Twitter account (via VGC)

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