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PlayStation 3
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Release Date (US):
November 17th, 2006
Release Date (UK):
March 25th, 2007
Online Players:
PSU Rank:
3 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
3 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Sony's third PlayStation home console

About PlayStation 3

The PlayStation 3 (commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. 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 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.

PlayStation 3 News

  • New PS4, PS3 hardware revisions in the pipeline -- report

    Rumors of hardware revisions for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 have surfaced following the registration of two PlayStation models by Sony with the Indonesian Ministry of Communications. First up is model number CUH-1106A. For reference, the Asian PS4 model happens to be CUH-1006A, indicatin...

  • PS3 box art redesigned by Sony

    Sony has officially tweaked the PlayStation 3 game box once again. IGN reports that the blue tint which accompanies the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita titles will replace the black outline of the current PS3 game box art. As seen in the picture above of upcoming title Deception IV: Blood ...

  • PS3 price cut unlikely to happen any time soon, says EA

    The chief financial officer for Electronic Arts has suggested that a price cut for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 isn’t likely to materialize any time soon. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Technology conference in San Francisco (via GameSpot), Blake Jorgensen commente...

  • PS3 firmware update 4.55 is now live

    Hot on the heels of a freshly-released firmware update for the PlayStation 4, Sony has released the newest firmware for the seven-year-old PlayStation 3. Update 4.55 weighs in at 195 megabytes, and the only listed changes to be found are the traditional stability improvements, according to Sony Com...

  • PS3 price cut coming in February, reckons Michael Pachter

    The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are likely to receive a price cut in February, according to Michael Pachter, analyst with Wedbush Morgan Securities. “I think the publishers are going to threaten the manifacturers, and they’re going to say “cut the price of the PS3 and the Xbox 36...

  • PS3 system update 4.53 available now for download

    Sony this evening has released a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3. Announced via Twitter, the new update numbered 4.53 adds only a few things to the PS3 repertoire.   PS3 system update 4.53 (optional) is available now, adds closed captions for Blu-ray Disc titles & DVDs and im...

  • PS3 has sold 80 million units worldwide

    Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has announced that PlayStation 3 has sold-in a total of 80 million units worldwide since its launch in November 2006. The platform has received a number of hardware revisions in its seven years on the market, beginning with the PS3 Slim in 2009 and the PS3 ...

  • PS3 originally planned for 2005 release, was delayed to include GPU

    PlayStation 3 was originally scheduled to ship in 2005 alongside the Xbox 360, but plans were scuppered once Sony’s development team were convinced to include a GPU in the console. The seven-year-old system initially planned to eschew a dedicated graphics processor, with Ken Kutaragi’...

  • PS3 gets Sky's Now TV

    Sky has launched its Now TV service on PlayStation 3 across Europe. This means you’ll now be able to enjoy the likes of Sky Sports and Sky Movies from the comfort of Sony’s trusty current-generation workhorse. Punters can nab a Sky Sports day pass for £9.99, which allows view...

  • PS3, Xbox 360 to be supported by EA until 2017

    The CFO of Electronic Arts has said that the publisher will continue to release software for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 until at least 2017. As reported by GameSpot, Blake Jorgensen said at the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference earlier this week that Sony and Microsoft’s current-generation ...

PlayStation 3 Features

  • Sony's most unforgettable PS3-era E3 moments

    Sony’s PlayStation 3 is entering its eighth year on the market, and while the once-chunky console has already been supplanted by the PlayStation 4 as Sony’s flagship gaming machine, there’s still plenty of life in the old dog yet. However, the system has seen the best years of its ...

  • PS3: 5 things that Sony got right

    PlayStation 3 is now in its seventh year on the market, and while there’s certainly life in the old dog yet – Sony has trumpeted a ten-year product cycle after all- the impending launch of PlayStation 4 this holiday season certainly caps off a significant part of its life cycle. And, lik...

  • Holiday Guide: A walkthrough for your new PlayStation 3

    Did Santa bring you a brand new PlayStation 3? Did you take advantage of all those holiday deals and purchase one for yourself? If so, we'd like to welcome you to the PlayStation family. Sure, the next generation of consoles is on the horizon, but it's never too late to see what all the exciteme...

  • Holiday Guide: Essential accessories for your new PS3

    New to the PlayStation 3? We're sure you are in the market for the perfect controller, fighting stick, and headset. PSU has you covered. With December hitting us faster than we thought it would, the time is right to figure out what PlayStation 3 accessories are the best to buy. Sure, it’s ...

  • Holiday Guide: 10 great games for your new PS3

    Cards on the table, we envy the new adopter. Why? Because there’s never been a better time to invest in Sony’s PlayStation 3. Sure, the hardware may be six-years-old, but the quality of software speaks for itself, and if you’re one of those punters looking to pick up a PS3 this Chr...

  • Help PSU pick the Best Games of 2012

    Hey, PSU Community! We are running our annual Best of 2012 competition and we once again want your help picking the winners. This year we are trying things a little differently. I'd like you to pick the game you think deserves "Best Game of 2012" in the categories listed below. It can inc...

  • Win a PlayStation 3 and $100 SEN voucher

    Do you want a free, brand new PlayStation 3? What about a $100 Sony Entertainment Network voucher? If you live in North America, we have a contest just in times for the holidays to give you both! This is a simple comment contest. We'll get to the details in a minute, but first we'd like to share...

  • 5 games that are better on PS3 than Xbox 360

    In terms of multiplatform output, PlayStation 3 has had a bit of a bumpy ride. During the console’s infancy, it became widely known that PS3’s notoriously tricky architecture proved something of a headache for game developers, resulting in some pretty shoddy third-party ports. They weren...

  • 6 PS3 sequels that blow their predecessors out of the water

    Sequels are a tricky business. Like a musician’s second album, it has to build upon the foundations set by the original, while simultaneously introducing a number of fresh elements and attempting to better its predecessor in every conceivable manner. Invariably things don’t always pan ou...

  • PS3's best co-op games

    It’s easy to forget, but PlayStation 3 isn’t just about big-budget single-player games. Indeed, while Sony’s flagship home console is host to some of the finest, compelling slices of solo-based gaming this generation, it’s also home to some truly breath-taking cooperative exp...

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