In Japan, currently there is only one model of PlayStation 3: the charcoal black 500GB version. Make that, was.
As Inside points out, Sony recently announced on the console’s official Japanese product page that “shipments are scheduled to conclude soon” and now that has happened.
Former Sony exec Ken Kutaragi previously said that the console would have a ten-year life cycle. The PS3 launched in November 2006, and now that it’s 2017, you could say the PlayStation 3 has held on longer than expected. Thank revamped console iterations and an impressive game library for that!