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Sony introduced these updated PlayStation 3 models nearly a year after the console's original launch. While they were the most affordable PS3 hardware options yet available, cutting costs resulted in the sacrifice of all PS2 backwards compatibility, two USB ports and the memory card reader that had been available on prior console SKUs.


  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Nov. 2, 2007
  • Price at launch: $399.00


  • Alias: PS3

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  • SKU description: 40GB, 80GB, 160GB

Pricing / SKUs

  • Width: 12.8 inches
  • Depth: 10.79 inches
  • Height: 3.86 inches
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Exterior surface: Glossy


  • CPU brand: IBM
  • CPU model: Cell Broadband Engine
  • CPU speed: 3.2 GHz
  • GPU brand: Nvidia
  • GPU model: RSX Reality Synthesizer
  • GPU ram: 256 MB
  • RAM: 256 MB


  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes


  • Supported resolutions: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
  • 3D enabled: Yes
  • Audio / Video playback: DVD, Blu-ray, SACD, CD
  • Supported video files: MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, DivX

Audio / Video

  • Audio / Video output: Proprietary, HDMI, Component, Composite, Digital optical
  • Physical controller port(s): 2
  • Controller connection: Wireless, Wired
  • Wireless connection type: Bluetooth
  • USB: 2
  • Ethernet: Yes


  • Internal storage: 80 GB, 40 GB, 160 GB
  • User upgradeable: Yes
  • External memory: USB mass storage


  • Game media: Disc
  • Online multiplayer: Yes
  • Online store: Yes
  • Backwards compatibility: PlayStation


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