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PlayStation 3 is the third system in the PlayStation console line. It is the first home console to use the XrossMediaBar system software. Released to the public on November 11, 2006 in Japan, November 17, 2006 in North America and March 23, 2007 in Europe and Australia, it is the first PlayStation console to have a wireless controller as a default controller. The original model of the PS3 was what most call the 'fat' model. The PS3 is also the first console to play Blu-Ray Discs.The PlayStation 3 was Backwards Compatible with PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 Games
A newer model was released called the PS3 Slim was released in most countries by September 2009 and replaced the previous typeface, evoking the older typeface the PlayStation 2 had. It is a smaller and thinner version of the PS3, with decreased power consumption, and a quieter cooling system.
The newest PS3 model, the PS3 SuperSlim is a very thin version of the PS3. It is the only version of the PS3 to have a slide feature to allow discs to be put in.