The PlayStation 3 (PS3), launched by Sony in 2006, continued the company's tradition of pushing technological boundaries. The console boasted impressive graphics capabilities and introduced the concept of online gaming through the PlayStation Network. With an extensive library of games, including critically acclaimed titles like "The Last of Us" and "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves," the PS3 catered to a wide range of players.
Moreover, the PS3 featured a built-in Blu-ray player, which helped popularize the high-definition media format. Despite a relatively high launch price and strong competition from Microsoft's Xbox 360, the PS3 managed to sell over 87 million units globally, establishing itself as a prominent player in the seventh-generation console war.