The seventh-generation console wars were undoubtedly one of the most memorable periods in gaming history. Many products such as PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii appeared during this period. While Nintendo won the war, Microsoft and Sony had eight years of competition. At the same time, the legendary handheld console PSP appeared for the first time in this period. Unfortunately, it is time to say goodbye to so many Sony products that we know and love from the seventh generation.
Critical decision by Sony
According to TheGamer’s allegation, Sony is preparing to discontinue the PlayStation 3, PSP and PS Vita. PSP and PS3 will lose support for digital stores on July 2 and PS Vita on August 24. Thus, players with these consoles cannot access or purchase digital services. Users just need to take advantage of the physical content they can access. No statement has yet been received from the Sony front to confirm or deny this. Considering that the new generation of consoles has been released recently, this is very likely true.
PlayStation 3, developed by Sony, was released in 2006. Released a year after the Xbox 360, the console got off to a very problematic start. The fact that it is more expensive than its competitor, its rather rough design and the difficulty of developing games on the console were the main reasons for this difficult start. However, the company managed to correct this situation in a short time. The PS3 Slim launched with a slimmer design and a cheaper price. However, developing games for the console was still difficult. Sony has solved this problem by paying attention to its own specific games. For example, Sony has not only guided game developers, but also revealed the power of the console. These special games, which are very useful, allowed the console to sell 87 million copies to the end of its life.
PSP and PS Vita
PlayStation Portable, or PSP for short, came into our lives in 2005. As a handheld console, the device had similar functions to today’s popular console, the Nintendo Swicth. PSP, which was very successful in that period, has many follow-up versions. The last model in the series was PS Vita, which was released in 2011. Unfortunately, this product has not been able to maintain the success of its predecessors. Insufficient game library as well as poor technical equipment were the reasons for this malfunction.
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