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PlayStation 3

PlayStation 3
The original PlayStation 3.
TitlePlayStation 3 (original model)
CaptionThe original PlayStation 3.
ManufacturerSony Computer Entertainment
FamilyPlayStation
TypeVideo game console
GenerationSeventh generation era
LifespanNovember 2006 - September 2009

PlayStation 3

The slimmer version of the PlayStation 3.
TitleSlim PlayStation 3
CaptionThe slimmer version of the PlayStation 3.
ManufacturerSony Computer Entertainment
FamilyPlayStation
TypeVideo game console
GenerationSeventh generation era
LifespanSeptember 2009

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The PlayStation 3 (officially abbreviated as 'PS3') is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment and the successor to the PlayStation 2 as part of the PlayStation series. The PlayStation 3 competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.

A major feature that distinguishes the PlayStation 3 from its predecessors is its unified online gaming service, the PlayStation Network, which contrasts with Sony's former policy of relying on video game developers for online play. Other major features of the console include its robust multimedia capabilities, connectivity with the PlayStation Portable, and its use of a high-definition optical disc format, Blu-ray Disc, as its primary storage medium. The PS3 was also the first Blu-ray 2.0-compliant Blu-ray player on the market.

The PlayStation 3 was first released on November 11, 2006 in Japan, November 17, 2006 in North America, March 16, 2007 in the United Kingdom and Ireland and March 23, 2007 in mainland Europe and Oceania. Two SKUs were available at launch: a basic model with a 20 GB hard drive (HDD) and a premium model with a 60 GB hard drive and several additional features (the 20 GB model was not released in Europe or Oceania). Since then, several revisions have been made to the console's available models, most notably with the release of a new slim model in September 2009 to coincide with rebranding of the console and its logo.

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Name: Red Dead Redemption Release date: May 18, 2010 Platform(s): PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Publisher(s): Rockstar Games Developer(s): Rockstar San Diego
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New 320GB Sony PS3 goes on Sale and ships November 9th - I4U Tweet this news
I4U--Sony launched a new Sony -Playstation 3- with 320GB. The 320GB Sony -PS3- already comes in a Playstation Move bundle, but now it is also on sale without Move. ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 05:49:26 GMT+00:00
Red Dead Redemption PS3, DLC $42.99 in one-day sale - Punch Jump (blog) Tweet this news
Punch Jump (blog)--s -Playstation 3- by 28 percent in a one-day game sale. In the Deal of the Day, customers can purchase the Red Dead Redemption -PS3- SKU at $42.99, ... - Date : Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:41:16 GMT+00:00
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Softpedia--There are a few catches though, as in North America the game will only appear on the -PlayStation 3-, and will also have support for the new PlayStation Move ... - Date : Thu, 28 Oct 2010 07:05:51 GMT+00:00
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TechDay.co.nz--The aforementioned "Super Voucher" will provide the user with the Killzone 3 soundtrack, a -PlayStation 3- dynamic theme, a retro map pack featuring two maps ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 10:34:56 GMT+00:00
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PC World (blog)--The gaming unit is being helped by sales of the flagship -PlayStation 3- console, which have improved since a redesigned model was launched in August last ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 10:31:17 GMT+00:00

Model comparison :
Model Features Available colors First available In production Available bundles
20 GB
CECHBxx
NTSC
  Piano Black, Black trim 2006-11-01November 2006 >  
60 GB
CECHAxx
NTSC
Piano Black, Chrome trim  
60 GB
CECHCxx
PAL
2007-03-01March 2007 >  
80 GB CECHExx
NTSC
2007-08-01August 2007 >  
40 GB
CECHGxx, CECHHxx, CECHJxx PAL, NTSC
2007-10-01October 2007 EU AU
November 2007 NA JP >
 
80 GB
CECHKxx, CECHLxx, CECHMxx
PAL, NTSC
2008-08-01August 2008 NA EU AU
October 2008 JP >
 
160 GB
CECHPxx, CECHQxx
PAL, NTSC
2008-10-01October 2008 EU
November 2008 NA >
 
120 GB slim' CECH-20xxA, CECH-21xxA PAL, NTSC Charcoal Black 2008-08-011 September 2009 NA EU >  
250 GB slim'
CECH-20xxB,
CECH-21xxB
PAL, NTSC
 
160 GB slim' CECH-25xxA NTSC 2009-12-1729 July 2010 JP >  
320 GB slim' CECH-25xxB NTSC 2009-12-1729 July 2010 JP >    

Stereoscopic 3D : Graphical user interface
Region Units sold First available
Canada 520,000   November 17, 2006
Europe (May include UK & other PAL regions) 10 million+   March 23, 2007
Japan 5 million   November 11, 2006
United Kingdom 3 million   March 23, 2007
United States nearly 12 million   November 17, 2006
Worldwide 35.7 million   November 11, 2006
(details)

Sony Corporation

Primary businessesSony Corporation (electronics & holding of the Sony group) * Sony Music Entertainment (music) * Sony Pictures Entertainment (motion pictures and television) * Sony Computer Entertainment (game) * Sony Financial Holdings (financial services; 60%)
Technologies and brandsα * Betacam * Blu-ray * BRAVIA * CD * Cyber-shot * Dash * DAT * Dream Machine * DVD * Handycam * HDCAM/HDCAM-SR * LocationFree * Memory Stick * MiniDisc * MiniDV * mylo * PlayStation * PSP * S/PDIF * SXRD * UMD * VAIO * Video8/Hi8/Digital8 * Walkman * Walkman Phones * XDCAM * Xplōd
Historical productsAIBO * CV-2000 * Betamax * Sony CLIÉ * Discman * JumboTron * Lissa * Mavica * NEWS * Qualia * SRS-17 * TR-55 * Trinitron * U-matic * Watchman * WEGA
ElectronicsSony Corporation * Sony EMCS * Sony Electronics (subsidiary in the US) * Sony Creative Software * Sony Ericsson (50%) * S-LCD (50% minus 1 share) * Sony Mobile Display * Sony Optiarc * Sharp Display Products (7%) * Aiwa
MusicSony Music Entertainment * Sony/ATV Music Publishing * Columbia/Epic Label Group * RCA/Jive Label Group * Sony Music Nashville * Sony Masterworks * Legacy Recordings * Syco Music * Columbia Records UK * RCA Label Group (UK) * Provident Label Group * RED Distribution * Sony Music Japan * Gracenote
Motion Pictures
and Television
Sony Pictures Entertainment * Columbia Pictures * Sony Pictures Classics * Screen Gems * TriStar Pictures * Triumph Films * Destination Films * Stage 6 Films * Affirm Films * Sony Pictures Television * Adelaide Productions * Culver Entertainment * Embassy Row * The Minisode Network * Sony Pictures Television International * 2waytraffic * Sony Pictures Home Entertainment * Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group * Sony Wonder * Sony Pictures Family Entertainment Group * Sony Pictures Digital * (Sony Pictures Imageworks * Sony Pictures Animation) * Syco TV * Syco Film * Sony Pictures Mobile * Sony Pictures Studios * Crackle * Fearnet * Game Show Network (50%) * Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (20%)
GameSony Computer Entertainment * Sony Online Entertainment * Cellius (51%) * Square Enix (8.25%)
International networksSony Entertainment Television (Asia, India, Latin America, South Africa, Portugal, Russia and Spain) * AXN * AXN Crime * AXN Sci-Fi * Animax * Animax Eastern Europe * Mystery Channel * Channel 8 India
Financial servicesSony Financial Holdings * Sony Life Insurance * Sony Assurance * Sony Bank * Sony Bank Securities
Other businessesSo-net Entertainment
Other assetsSony Corporation of America (umbrella company in the US) * Other subsidiaries
Joint venturesSony Ericsson * Sony/ATV * S-LCD * FeliCa Networks * Vevo * Cellius (49%) * Sharp Display Products (34% by April 2011)
Key personnelKazuo Hirai * Masaru Ibuka * Nobuyuki Idei * Yasuo Kuroki * Ken Kutaragi * Michael Lynton * Akio Morita * Norio Ohga * Amy Pascal * Howard Stringer

Seventh generation video game consoles

PlayStation 3 * Wii * Xbox 360 * Zeebo



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