The PlayStation 3 (also commonly known as the PS3) was created by Sony and released in 2006. It was the 3rd console in Sony's PlayStation line of consoles, succeeding the PlayStation 2.
It went under some revisions during its lifecycle. In 2009 the PlayStation 3 Slim was released, which fixed a few issues such as overheating, fan noise, and generally lighter than the original version. Later on in 2012 the PlayStation 3 Super Slim released, again made way lighter and was priced cheaper than the previous versions due to Sony using less expensive parts.