"The PlayStation 3 is the latest console system manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. The PlayStation 3 is the successor to Sony's PlayStation 2 system, the runaway winner of the previous console generation competition among the GameCube, Xbox, and the PlayStation 2. Sony launched the PlayStation 3 in November 2006 in Japan and North America. Nintendo shipped its Wii system at about the same time, but Microsoft was able to get the Xbox 360 to retail at the end of 2005, a full year ahead of Sony and Nintendo."
This feature contains information on the Playstation 3 system configurations, online, accessories and FAQ's.