Sony to Stop Shipping PlayStation 3 Consoles to New Zealand

With the announcement that Sony are to stop shipping Playstation 3 consoles to New Zealand, is this another sign the end is near for the console?

With the release of Playstation 4 it was safe to assume that the end of the Playstation 3 was inevitable. Sony promised that the console was safe for a few years to come, but the signs are showing that things are changing.

Now that the current consoles have been out a few years the last generation have slowly been dying, we’ve seen signs of this with the game availability. The biggest impact was arguably Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and the lack of campaign mode.

The final nails for the coffin are starting to be collected with the latest announcement by Sony Playstation New Zealand and confirmation that no Playstation 3 consoles will be shipped to the country. While there are still plenty to be sold, once they are gone then that’s it.

“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.”

While there are many people who are still playing on the Playstation 3 we have to accept that this is now aging technology. Impressive as it was in 2006 the Playstation 4 is now the focus for Sony, and the company would love us all to spend money and upgrade to their current console.

Now that New Zealand have taken this stance with the Playstation 3, will other countries follow suite? While it is not one of the major Sony markets, it is still a sign that the end is even nearer for Sony’s previous generation console and it’s time to give up the fight.

Is this finally the end for the Playstation 3? Let us know your thoughts below.

Paul is a fan of single player games, but lately has pushed himself into online gameplay. Often found taking the stealthy approach of hiding behind trees in H1Z1 Battle Royal sessions, he also plays Grand ...