PS3 Slim models have labels indicating localized input requirements for power (110 V 60 Hz for North American and Japanese models and 220-240 V 50 Hz for European and Australian models), however teardowns have revealed the slim power supplies are still universal.
more trigger-like R2 and L2 buttons; a PS ("home") button; and a USB mini-B port for charging the internal battery and for wired play.
The power supply can operate on both 60 Hz and 50 Hz power grids.
It uses a standard IEC 60320 C14 (IEC 60320 C8 for the PS3 slim) connector and a C13 (C7 for the PS3 slim) power cord appropriate for the region it is being used in. This was reduced to 250 W in the 120 GB "Slim" model.
However, they must be formatted with the FAT32 file system.
For communication, the system sported four USB 2.0 ports at the front on the 20 and 60 GB models as well as the NTSC 80 GB model, but the 40 GB and 80 GB PAL models only have two USB ports.
The Play Station 3 supports up to 7 simultaneous controllers over Bluetooth.
The Sixaxis is named for its ability to detect motion in the full six degrees.
All models (80 and 160 GB) released after August 2008 have been reduced to two USB ports, as well as dropping Compact Flash and SD card support.
One Gigabit Ethernet port, Bluetooth 2.0 support, and built-in Wi-Fi (except CECHBxx).
The original Play Station 3 console is approximately 5 kg (11 lb), 325 mm (W) × 98 mm (H) × 274 mm (D).
The Play Station 3 Slim weighs 3.2 kg (7.1 lb) and the dimensions are approximately 290 mm (W) x 65 mm (H) x 290 mm (D).
In terms of audio, the PS3 supports a number of formats, including 7.1 digital audio, Dolby True HD, DTS-HD Master Audio and others; audio output is possible over stereo RCA cables (analog), optical digital cables, or HDMI.