ON THIS DAY, 2007...
On the 23rd of March, 2007 the PlayStation 3 was released in Europe. Also known as the PS3, it was the first console to use the Blu-ray Disc as its primary storage medium, and it also featured online gaming capabilities through the PlayStation Network.
The PS3 was powered by a Cell microprocessor, which was developed jointly by Sony, IBM, and Toshiba making it capable of running high-end games with impressive graphics and physics.
It also had a built-in hard drive, Wi-Fi connectivity, a built-in web browser and a media player, allowing users to access the internet and play music and videos.
The PS3 had several different models, including the original "fat" model and later slim and super slim models.
The PS3 had a vast library of games, including popular titles such asthe Uncharted series, The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption, and the God of War series. It also featured backward compatibility with some PlayStation 2 games.
The PS3 remains a popular choice for gaming enthusiasts and is still supported by Sony with occasional software updates.