PlayStation 3 or PS3 was released in the year 2007 in Japan and North America and then in 2007 in Europe and Australia. Later it was released in other countries around the world. The market of PS3 started at a very bad phase because it was received negatively in the beginning as most people were of the opinion that the price is very expensive and it cannot be afforded by anyone and a few others said that it had a lack of best-quality games.
PlayStation 3 was later accepted by everyone and a Super Slim variant was also released in the year 2012 and that also brought a new design to the console. So, if we look at all this, it has been almost 15 years since PlayStation 3 was launched. It has been succeeded by PlayStation 4 that was released in the year 2013 and PlayStation 4 was succeeded by PlayStation 5 in the year 2020. Since it has been a long time and because now PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 are being used by many game lovers, it can be said that PlayStation 3 games can be discontinued in 2021.
Well, news has been doing rounds over the internet and it cannot be said with confirmation that it is a rumor and it says that PS3 games might get discontinued in 2021. Let me tell you that till now, Sony has not officially confirmed anything about this and so, we will see a few reasons which might or might not lead to the discontinuation of PS3 games in 2021. One thing must be added here that PS3 has still got a lot of users. It is possible that those users might not have been able to afford PS4 or PS5. But if we keep this aside, we are well aware of the fact that a lot of PS3 games servers have been discontinued.
Moreover, the online connectivity features of PS3 have got mixed reviews from everyone and PS3 still has a lot of games that are played by many game lovers. If the PS3 games are discontinued, then it can be considered as a push asking the users of PS3 to purchase PS4 or PS5. On the other hand, no new games are in development and no new games have been released for PS3 from a very long time. But some people still prefer to purchase PS3 and this can also be considered as a sign that PS3 games might not be discontinued because there is no reason to do it if the company is able to earn a huge amount of profit.
If PS3 games are discontinued, it will be for more than one reason but Sony also has an option to not do it if people still love to play games in PS3. Now we cannot come over a conclusion without any confirmation. We have to wait till Sony officially confirms about this.