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The PlayStation 3 (officially abbreviated as PS3) is a home video game console developed by Sony that was announced at E3 2005 and released in November 2006. As part of the PlayStation brand of consoles, it is the successor to the PlayStation 2. It competed against other seventh-generation game consoles like the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. The PlayStation 3 was the first console to use Blu-ray Disc as its primary storage medium. It was also the first PlayStation to integrate social gaming services, including the PlayStation Network, as well as the first to be controllable from a handheld console, through its remote connectivity with PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita. In September 2009, the Slim model of the PlayStation 3 was released. The Slim PS3 removed the hardware ability to run PS2 games. It was lighter and thinner than the original version, and featured a redesigned logo and marketing design, as well as a minor start-up change in software. A Super Slim variation was then released in late 2012, further refining and redesigning the console.


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PlayStation 3 launched in North America with 14 titles, with another three being released before the end of 2006. After the first week of sales, it was confirmed that Resistance: Fall of Man from Insomniac Games was the top-selling launch game in North America. The game was heavily praised by numerous video game websites, including GameSpot and IGN, both of whom awarded it their PlayStation 3 Game of the Year award for 2006. Some titles missed the launch window and were delayed until early 2007, such as The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, F.E.A.R. and Sonic the Hedgehog. During the Japanese launch, Ridge Racer 7 was the top-selling game, while Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire also fared well in sales, both of which were offerings from Namco Bandai Games.

The PlayStation 3, when positioned with its logo upright, is convex on its left side and has a glossy black finish. PlayStation designer Teiyu Goto stated that the Spider-Man-font-inspired logo was one of the first elements SCEI president Ken Kutaragi decided on. PlayStation 3 features a slot-loading 2x speed Blu-ray Disc drive for games, Blu-ray movies, DVDs, CDs, and other media. It was originally available with hard drives of 20 and 60 GB but various sizes up to 500 GB have been made available since then. All PS3 models have user-upgradeable 2.5" SATA hard drives.