The Play Station 3 also known as PS3 is a video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released as the successor to Play Station 2. It was released first in Japan on November 11, 2006. It is the seventh generation of video game consoles and faces competition from Nintendo’s Wii and Microsoft’s Xbox 360. It has been very successful with total sales reaching an unprecedented 75 million worldwide.
PS3 was launched officially at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2005. It was released by the end of 2006. The main features of PS3 include its unified online gaming service, Play Station Network and the connectivity with Play Station Vita and Play Station Portable. The Play Station 4 which has more unique features is set for release on the 15th of November, 2013. In September 2009, PS3 Slim was released and the updated Super Slim design was released in late 2012.
The PS3 features a 2x speed Blu-ray Disc drive for games, DVDs, CDs, Blu-ray movies and other optical media. It has a hard drive of upto 500 GB. All models of PS3 have user-upgradeable 2.5” SATA hard drives. The PS3 has 256 MB of main memory and 256 MB of video memory for the RSX. Wi-Fi networking and Bluetooth 2.0 are built-in.