The PlayStation 3, PLAYSTATION 3 ,or PS3, is a gaming console created by Sony Corporation. It is the successor of the PlayStation 2, and the predecessor of the PlayStation 4. It is in direct competition with the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii. The PS3 was released on November 11, 2006 in Japan, and November 17, 2006 in North America.
It features a hard drive (12GB, 20GB, 40GB, 60GB, 80GB 120GB, 160GB, 250GB, 320GB, or 500GB depending on the model), much improved CPU, easy hard drive expansion, high definition graphics, advanced online gaming capabilities, blu-ray media, wireless "SIXAXIS" or "DUALSHOCK 3" controllers, interaction with a PlayStation Portable (PSP) system through Wi-Fi and much more. It is also the only 7th generation console to offer region-free games.