Sony just announced that production for the PS3 has now ended in Japan.
The final PS3 model that was still being sold in Japan has had its production ended. This comes from the official product page that you can view here. The PS3 had a rocky start for sure but the way it recovered was pretty damn amazing. It has been over a decade since it launched and it is finally time for the PS3 to rest. The last remaining model sold in Japan was the 500GB standard model.