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Silver PlayStation 3 consoles on showcase in 2006.
The PlayStation 3 was first released in Japan on November 11, 2006 at 07:00.[6][28] Soon after its release in Japan, the PS3 was released in North America on November 17, 2006.[7][35] On March 7, 2007, the 60 GB PlayStation 3 launched in Singapore with a price of S$799.[36]

PS3 Slim and console rebranding
Following speculation that a 'slim' model was in the works, Sony officially announced the PS3 CECH-2000 model on August 18, 2009 at the Sony Gamescom press conference.[38]As part of the release for the slim model, the logo was changed from the "Spider-Man font" and capitalized PLAYSTATION 3 to a more traditional PlayStation- and PlayStation 2-like 'PlayStation 3' logo with "PS3" imprinted on the console. Along with the console and logo redesign, the boot screen of all consoles changed from "Sony Computer Entertainment" to "PS3 PlayStation 3", with a new chime and the game start splashscreen being dropped.

Console configurations
System unit
Main article: PlayStation 3 hardware
[41] It was originally available with hard drives of 20 and 60 GB (20 GB model was not available in PAL regions)[42][43] but various sizes up to 320 GB[44][45] have been made available since then (see: model comparison). All PS3 models have user-upgradeable 2.5" SATA hard drives.[46]
Wi-Fi networking is also built-in on all but the 20 GB models, while a flash card reader (compatible with Memory Stick, SD/MMC and CompactFlash/Microdrive media) is built-in on 60 GB and CECHExx 80 GB models.[41][50]
[52] Fixstars Solutions sell a version of Yellow Dog Linux for the PlayStation 3 (originally sold by Terra Soft Solutions).[53][58] Retail PS3 Slim units cannot be used for supercomputing, because the PS3 Slim lacks the ability to boot into a third-party OS.
[59] This program allows PS3 owners to lend the computing power of their consoles to help study the process of protein folding for disease research.

Original model
60 GB model
There are several original PlayStation 3 hardware models, which are commonly referred to by the size of their included hard disk drive: 20, 40, 60, 80 or 160 GB.[21][61][64][65] All models support software emulation of the original PlayStation,[66][67] but support for PlayStation 2 backward compatibility has continually diminished with later models and the last model to advertise integrated backward compatibility was the 80GB Metal Gear Solid 4 Bundle.[68][69] All models, excluding the 20 GB model, include 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi. [71] In terms of hardware, the 80 GB model released in South Korea is identical to the 60 GB model released in the PAL regions, except for the difference in hard drive size.[72]
Like the South Korean and European models, the North American 80 GB (2007) model also excludes the PlayStation 2 "Emotion Engine" CPU chip.[68][68] The 40 GB, 80 GB (2008) and 160 GB models have two USB ports instead of the four USB ports on other models and do not include multiple flash card readers, SACD support,[74] or any backward compatibility with PlayStation 2 games.[68]No official Wi-Fi or flash memory card readers were ever released by Sony for the 20 GB system, although Sony had plans to do so.[78]It was rumored that the Cell processors in the third-generation PS3s (40 GB, 2008 80 GB and 160 GB) would move from a 90 nm process to the newer 65 nm process,[79] which SCEI CEO Kaz Hirai later confirmed,[80] and later to 45 nm.

Slim model
120 GB Slim model
The redesigned, slimmer version of the PlayStation 3 (commonly referred to as the "PS3 Slim" and officially branded "PS3") features an upgradeable 120 GB, 160 GB,[44][45] 250 GB or 320 GB[44][45] hard drive and is 32% smaller, 36% lighter and consumes 34% (CECH-20xx) or 45% (CECH-21xx) less power than the previous model,[38][82][83] or one third of the original PS3 model. The PS3 Slim no longer has the "main power" switch like the previous PS3 models, similar to redesigned slimline PlayStation 2. Support for emulation to play PS2 titles is not present in the Slim version, however shortly after the release of the PS3 slim, Sony announced a new series of PS2 remasters called Classics HD as in PS2 and PSP titles remastered in HD for the PS3 with trophies added and sometimes PlayStation Move compatibility.[38]The PS3 slim was officially released on September 1, 2009 in North America and Europe and on September 3, 2009 in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.[38]Although no North American bundles have been announced for the 250 GB PS3 slim, it is sold as a stand-alone console in North America.[94]
In July 2010, Sony announced two new sizes of Slim PS3, 160 GB and 320 GB, with the 120 GB model being discontinued in Japan.[45][96] The 320 GB model is to be available in North America only as part of a bundle with PlayStation Move, a PlayStation Eye and a copy of Sports Champions,[95] and in Europe with PlayStation Move, a PlayStation Eye and a demo disc.[96]

Super Slim model
In September 2012, Sony announced that a new slimmer PS3 redesign (CECH-4000) was due to be released in late 2012 and that it would be available with either a 250 GB or 500 GB hard drive.[97]
In PAL regions, the 250 GB model is not available; a model with 12 GB of flash memory (CECH-4000A) is available in its place.[98][99][98] In the UK, the 500 GB model was released on September 28, 2012,[98] while the 12 GB model was made available on October 12, 2012.[98]
This version has a sliding disc cover rather than the slot-loading drive found on previous PlayStation 3 consoles.

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