PlayStation 3

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Editions by
mr3urious, Wyraachur, KirbyGuy2001, zman1997 and Metronome

Video captures courtesy of
naim t haque and PlayStation 3


The next in the line of PlayStation consoles, the Sony PlayStation 3 was released in Japan on November 11, 2006, in North America on November 17, 2006, and in Europe and Australia on March 16, 2007. The console was fully discontinued on May 29, 2017.

1st Logo (November 11, 2006-September 1, 2009)

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Logo: Against a black background, we see the text "PLAYSTATION 3" in the same font used in the Spider-Man films, appear and then disappear quickly.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Music/Sounds: A single synth chime sound.

Availability: Rare.

  • Appears when you start up a PS3 game, after the fifth SCE logo. As with the PSP, if there's more than one game on the XMB, it'll only appear after you select a game.
  • Since the release of System Software 3.00 and the introduction of the new PS3 logo, this no longer appears when you start a PS3 game. This startup screen can be found on PS3 models that were shipped with firmware versions below System Software 3.00 (if they're not updated to the latest firmware version), which includes all of the Phat models until to the release of the PS3 Slim model CECH-20xxB in September of 2009. Finding a model with firmware versions prior to System Software 3.00 can be difficult, as those models have a notoriety for its reliability issues (such as the yellow light of death, caused by manufacturing faults in the RSX GPU and its high usage of heat). Consider yourself lucky should you happen to find or own a Phat or an early Slim model (up until CECH-20xxB) of the console that still works and haven't been updated for a long time.

2nd Logo (September 1, 2009-)

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Logo: Same as the 5th Sony Computer Entertainment logo, except "Sony Computer Entertainment" has been replaced by the PlayStation Family logo, "PS3," and the text "PlayStation 3" below it. It's followed by a health warning.

Variants: For its release in pre-2009, the background is colored purple. Post-2009, the background is colored blue.

Technique: Simple computer animation.

Music/Sounds: Similar to the 5th Sony Computer Entertainment logo, but slightly different.

Availability: Common, even more so than the previous logo. Appears when you turn on a PlayStation 3 running on system software version 3.00 or above. This startup screen can be found on PS3 models that were shipped with firmware versions 3.00 and above, starting from the PS3 Slim CECH-21xxA until to the Super Slim CECH-43xxC.

PlayStation Portable
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
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