PlayStation®3

PlayStation®3
Play the best High Definition, 3D and motion controlled games. Lose yourself in blockbuster movies. Stream chart-topping tunes and catch up on your favourite TV. PS3 gives you access to thousands of great games for the whole family, the latest music and videos on demand, plus online gaming and apps via the free-to-access PlayStation Network.
HD gaming and entertainment for everyone

HD gaming and entertainment for everyone

Breathtaking games, incredible High Definition Blu-ray Disc movies, easy access to your favourite music, photos and the Internet - all under your control, just how you like it.

Remote Play

Stay connected with your entertainment enjoyment – link PlayStation®3 and PSP™ and share content across the devices, as well as being able to access PlayTV™ and VidZone™ on the move.

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Cross-platform features

Cross-platform features

Now the fun never has to stop. Start playing a game on your PlayStation 3 system, pause it, then pick it up on PS Vita right where you left off with cross-platform play. You can even join in multiplayer games on your PS Vita and play against players on their PS3 systems.

Games

Games

From fearsome firefights to family fun, PlayStation 3 has it all: High Definition visuals, eye-popping stereoscopic 3D and free online gaming. The perfect game for you is mere moments away.

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Blu-ray Disc Movies

Blu-ray Disc Movies

Expect only the sharpest picture quality with Blu-ray Disc movies, where film comes to life in glorious High Definition, and marvel at the wonders of stereoscopic 3D with Blu-ray 3D discs.

PlayStation®Network

PlayStation®Network

Play the best games online for free and dip into the cutting-edge world of PlayStation®Store.

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Internet

Internet

Stay in touch with friends and family, and access your favourite sites from the comfort of your own sofa.

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Television

TV on demand – pause, rewind and record your favourite programmes with PlayTV and a variety of invaluable catch-up TV services.

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PlayStation®Eye

Enter a world of innovative games and free voice and video chat thanks to the PlayStation®Eye Camera.

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Photos

Photos

Keep your friends and family close - your most cherished photos are easily stored and viewed on PS3™.

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Music

Store your music collection in one place, play CDs and watch the latest music videos for free using VidZone.

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Cross-platform features

Connect your PS Vita to PlayStation 3 for even more great entertainment on the go. Combining the ultimate home entertainment gaming system with revolutionary PlayStation gaming on the go, cross-platform features bring you unique interactive experiences and whole new ways to play the games you love.

  • Remote Play

    PS Vita and PS4 are perfect partners - if your TV is busy, play a wide range of compatible PS4 games on your PS Vita screen and keep the fun going.

  • Cross-Buy

    Enjoy unbeatable value for money – buy a game for your PS Vita, PS4 or PS3 and get the same title for free or at a discount on the other systems.

  • Cross-Goods

    Unlock or create in-game items and share them between your PS Vita, PS4 and PS3.

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  • Cross-Save

    Begin your adventure at home on PS4 or PS3 then continue on PS Vita wherever you go – gaming without limits, just how you like it.

  • Cross-Controller

    Discover cool new ways to play your PS4 and PS3 games by using the PS Vita system's unique features to control selected titles.

  • Cross-Play

    Grab your PS Vita and enjoy live head-to-head gaming as you race, fight or team up with other PS4 or PS3 players.

System details

System details

Get even closer to PlayStation®3 and take a look at what's beneath the surface.

PlayStation®3 system

Product code: CECH-4000 series (Charcoal Black).

CPU: Cell Broadband EngineTM.

GPU: RSX®.

Audio output: LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.

Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM.

Storage size:

  • CECH-4000A:  Flash Memory 12GB^.
  • CECH-4000B:  HDD 500GB*.

Inputs/Outputs** Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0): 2.

Networking:

  • Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × 1.
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g.
  • Bluetooth® 2.0 (EDR).

Controller: Wireless Controller (Bluetooth®).

AV output:

  • Resolution - 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i, 576p, 576i.
  • HDMI OUT connector***x 1.
  • AV MULTI OUT connector x 1.
  • Digital out (optical) connector x 1.

BD/DVD/CD drive (read only) maximum read rate:

  • BD × 2 (BD-ROM).
  • DVD × 8 (DVD-ROM).
  • CD × 24 (CD-ROM).

Power: AC 220 - 240, 50/60Hz****.

Power consumption: Approx. 190W.

External dimensions (excluding maximum projecting part): Approx. 290 × 60 × 230 mm (width × height × length).

Mass: Approx. 2.1kg

^Approx. 9GB storage is available to the user

* Hard disk capacity calculated using base 10 mathematics (1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes). System software versions 1.10 and later calculate capacity using binary mathematics (1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes), which will display lower capacity and free space. A portion of hard disk capacity is reserved for system administration, which varies depending upon system software version, and is not available for use.

** Usability of all connected devices is not guaranteed.

*** "Deep Colour" and "x.v.Colour (xvYCC)" defined by HDMI ver.1.3a are supported.

**** Power changes depending on countries or regions.

Note: This product is not compatible with PlayStation®2 disc-based games.

Find the perfect PS3™ bundle for you

Find the perfect PS3™ bundle for you

Give your PlayStation®3 experience that special touch with a bundle that adds even more value to an already impressive package.

Skylanders Giants and PS3 12GB

Skylanders Giants and PS3 12GB

Bundle includes:

Skylanders Giants DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller

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PlayStation HelpHub

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Video guides to help you get the most out of all your PS3's entertainment options.

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