Recently, PlayStation Japan’s official Twitter wrote: Due to the loss of parts inventory, as of April 30, 2022 (Saturday), we can no longer provide after-sales service for the PS3 CECH-4300 series main unit and all PS3 accessories. If you are considering applying for this service, please make your request as soon as possible. ”
On the PlayStation Japan customer service website, Sony also confirmed the news: “We sincerely thank you for continuing to patronize our products.
Due to the exhaustion of parts inventory, the PlayStation3®CECH-4300 series and all PS3 accessories will be discontinued on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
Customers who wish to provide after-sales service for the relevant model should apply for after-sales service through the online maintenance reception service or PlayStation Customer Support before April 30, 2022 (Saturday) and May 7, 2022 (Saturday).
Please send the product to the PlayStation Clinic. If you wish to send it directly to the PlayStation Clinic without prior application, please do so by Saturday, April 30, 2022.
We will not be able to accept applications or arrivals after the above deadlines, so if you are considering applying for after-sales service, please apply as soon as possible.
Please note that due to the exhaustion of parts, repairs may not be completed by the deadline. We sincerely apologize to customers who are using the product and thank you for your understanding. ”
The PS3 was originally released in Japan on November 11, 2006, with the PS3 Slim introduced in September 2009 and the slim version in October 2012. The slim version is the last PS3 model supported by Sony’s announcement above.