PS4 Firmware Update 4.70 Implements Some Design Changes

Janie Parker
May 31, 2017

Though the PlayStation 3 actually discontinued in Oceania in 2015, production of the console has continued with the system still available at retail in Japan and much of the West. Japan has called it quits.

The official Japanese website for the PlayStation has listed shipments for the 500GB PlayStation 3 as "ended", according to Gematsu. However, this particular SKU of the PS3 was the last remaining model in production in Japan.

As far as the free PlayStation Vita games for June 2017 are concerned, we expect to see some of the titles fans have predicted for the month. Thank revamped console iterations and an impressive game library for that! I personally loved my PlayStation 3, even with its unwieldy shape and really bad DualShock 3 (at least compared to the Xbox 360 controller). However, the PS4 will not play older game discs built for the PS2 or PS3.

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Production of the PS3 may have ended in Japan, but it is still being manufactured in other spots around the world. The Playstation 3 console was first launched in 2006 in North America and Japan. Sony hopes to build a better experience of PS Now for PS4 and PC owners by dropping the other platforms. The update size is only around 320mb, so you won't have to wait too long until you can hop back online.

That was the only model still being produced in the region, meaning the console's 11 year lifespan is about to come to an end.

And of course, Sony suffered one of the most prolific cyber attacks in corporate history in 2011, when 77 million PlayStation Network accounts were compromised, forcing Sony to shut down the service for an unprecedented 23 days. The image below showcase a new PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Gold Variant. There's also no information on whether it will be able to run PS4 titles, or will be completely restricted to playing new releases. Xbox Live began offering its Games With Gold library three years later.

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