a 2006 disk and download-based video game console by Sony. Use this tag for questions about the PlayStation 3 operating system or hardware, or a game feature truly unique to the PS3.
The Playstation 3 (PS3) is a game console created by Sony and the successor of the Playstation 2.
The PlayStation 3 supports both disk-based media and download-based games from the Playstation Store. It also supports all PS1 game disks run through emulation. The early versions of the console also supported PS2 titles through a mix of onboard hardware and emulation, although this was dropped early on to save costs.
This tag should only be used if the question is about the Playstation 3 operating system or hardware, or a game feature truly unique to the PS3.
- Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE)
- Release Dates:
- November 2006: 11th (JP), 17th (US)
- March 2007: 23rd (EU, AU)
- Console Generation: 7th
- Rivals xbox-360 (Microsoft), wii (Nintendo)