Published: Thu, June 01, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Merle Christensen

PS4 Slim Gold Edition coming in June 2017?

PS4 Slim Gold Edition coming in June 2017?

The Japanese website (translated) mentions that the last model to be manufactured, CECH-4300C, was the 500 GB PlayStation 3 that was introduced on August 24, 2014. "You can use this to update your system software to version 4.70", Sony wrote on its PS4 system software page.

The PS3 came equipped with distinctive cell microprocessor-powered architecture, which was another barrier for adoption.

The botched launch of the PlayStation 3 combined with the exceptional buzz the Xbox 360 had generated until that point meant that Microsoft took a surprising lead in the hardware race in the early days of the competition.

The console, which was first launched in November 2006 has been the dominant console in the West and has also been doing well in Japan. However, Sony will likely stop supporting the PS3 with game and system updates immediately.

483. That's the number of PlayStation 3 games you can experience on a PlayStation 4 or Windows PC via PlayStation Now circa March 13, 2017.

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Before the PS Plus June 2017 games go live, PS4, PS3 and PS Vita players with an active subscription can still download the PS Plus May 2017 games.

Not a bad slate of free games.

Now, Sony has its PlayStation 4 system to support, and it's already been a massive success for the company. Changes to the PlayStation Plus icon is also visible, but you'll need to train your eyes considerably to notice it. After over ten years in production, Sony has officially ceased manufacturing the PlayStation 3 in Japan.

At this time, it isn't clear if shipments for the PS3 is going to end for the American and European markets as well.

At the end of last month, the PlayStation 4 has almost reached that milestone - a couple of million short at 78 million units sold - and it's not even been four years since it launched. However, statistics show that PS4 has now managed to sell around 60 million units, so there are big chances that it might soon overtake the previous console.

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