PlayStation 3 is Sony Computer Entertainment's third video game console. It is the successor to the PlayStation and PlayStation 2. The PlayStation 3 competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles, although the Wii has a completely different range of games and is aimed at a completely different audience.
The console was released on November 11, 2006, in Japan, on November 17, 2006, in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong and Taiwan, on March 7, 2007 in Singapore, on March 22, 2007 in the Middle East, and March 23, 2007 in Europe and Australia.
In some countries the first version was available in two initial configurations, the 20 GB Basic model and the 60 GB Premium model with backwards compatibility and a card reader.
Later a Slim Version was released.
The PlayStation 2 versions of older Tomb Raider games can be run on a system that supports backwards compatibility. The PlayStation versions can be run on any PS3 model.
Tomb Raider Games for PS3
- Tomb Raider Underworld
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
- The Tomb Raider Trilogy featuring HD remakes of the first two Crystal Dynamics titles, and the original version of Tomb Raider Underworld
- Main article: Trophies
The PlayStation 3, just like the Xbox 360 (see Achievements), features a special reward system where the player is awarded a so-called Trophy for achieving a certain goal, like finishing a Level, beating a Time Trial or collecting a certain number of Secrets.