Facebook Twitter Pinterest
46 used & new from $85.51

Trade in your item
Get up to a $55.47
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

PlayStation 3 40GB System

2.8 out of 5 stars 530 customer reviews
| 85 answered questions

Available from these sellers.
17.5 x 14 x 7 inches Size Chart
    This fits your .
  • Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
  • Internal 40GB HDD for storing your games, music, and photos
  • Built-in Blu-ray player
  • Cell Broadband Engine advanced microprocessor
43 used from $85.51 3 collectible from $179.99

There is a newer model of this item:

Amazon Video on PlayStation 3: Learn More about watching Amazon Video on your PlayStation 3.

Trade In for an Amazon.com Gift Card
Trade In Your Old Gaming Gear
The Amazon Trade-In Program lets customers get an Amazon.com Gift Card in exchange for over a million eligible items including video games, consoles and accessories, books, electronics, DVDs, and CDs. It's easy and convenient with free shipping, an immediate offer, and no required registration or listing. Click the "Trade In" button on the right to get started or visit the Video Games Trade In Store to learn more.

Technical Details

Size: 17.5 x 14 x 7 inches | Color: black
  • RGB A/V Cables
  • Sony Component A/V cables
  • Power Cord

Product Description

Size: 17.5 x 14 x 7 inches | Color: black

Product Details Key Features Console Type Home Console Platform PlayStation 3 Processor 3.2 GHz IBM PowerPC "Gekko" Installed Memory 256 MB of 700 MHz GDDR3 Gaming Type Online Gaming • LAN Gaming • Multiplayer Gaming Processor Processor type IBM PowerPC "Gekko" Processor Speed 3.2 GHz Memory Installed RAM 256 MB Installed Cache Memory 512 KB Memory Bus Bandwidth 25.6 GB/sec RAM Speed 700 MHz RAM technology GDDR3 Graphics Graphic Processor NVIDIA RSX Graphic Processor Speed 550 MHz Storage Type Hard Drive Size 40 GB Audio Audio Support Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio Out Proprietary Audio Out • Digital Out (Optical) Connector • HDMI out x 2 Technical Features Communication Type Bluetooth • IEEE 802.11b • IEEE 802.11g • USB 2.0 Wireless Capabilities IEEE 802.11b • IEEE 802.11g • Bluetooth 2.0 Input / Output Ports RJ-45 • 2 x Memory Unit Slots DVD Movie Playback DVD Movie Playback Other Features Other Features Broadband Enabled Dimensions Height 3.86 in. Depth 10.79 in. Width 12.8 in. Weight 11.02 lb. Miscellaneous External Color Black Release Date October, 2007 Product ID 45958081

Product Information

Size:17.5 x 14 x 7 inches  |  Color:black
Product Dimensions 17 x 13.8 x 7 inches
Item Weight 12 pounds
Shipping Weight 12.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number 98007
Customer Reviews
2.8 out of 5 stars 530 customer reviews

2.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,270 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
#3 in Video Games > PlayStation 3 > Consoles
Date first available at Amazon.com September 2, 2007

Warranty & Support

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here


Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Mindcrime VINE VOICE on December 22, 2007
Size: 17.5 x 14 x 7 inchesColor: black
I have both the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. I never thought I would buy a PS 3 but after hanging out at the stores to long during the Holiday shopping I ended up buying one. I must say, so far I'm very impressed. Its easy to see why Sony was charging a lot for this when it first came out, this thing is loaded and the fit/finish seems top notch. Compared to the Xbox 360 the PS3 seems very well thought out. The Xbox some days seems like something I built in my basement. The Xbox is so loud when you are playing a game. I can't figure out why MS would think anyone would want to watch a movie through their HD-DVD player as you would have to turn the movie sound way up to block out the 360's fans.

The PS graphics are very very good, and the blu ray dvd is just an added bonus to a very good game system for the new lower prices. Also, its nice to have the on-line game play be free, compared to the Xbox $50 a year. It's not that the xbox is bad, the PS3 is just more refined. I also expect fewer problems with the PS3 than the Xbox. I have only had one issue with the xbox, the tv connector cable went bad, but I know several people who have had 2-3 360's just die on them.

The Wii shouldn't be compared to the PS3 or the Xbox. Its a great game system with the innovative controlers and the easy to play games. Its the only system my wife will play and she never played games before. That is the beauty of the Wii, it truly is a game system for everyone.

So far I see a lot of pro's for the PS3 and a couple of cons.


Blu Ray DVD
Wireless internet connectin built in
Rechargeable wireless controler
Very quiet
Doesn't run very hot
build quality
free on-line game playing


Not many games yet
No hdmi cable included.
5 Comments 72 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Size: 17.5 x 14 x 7 inchesColor: black
I think that I fall into a minority of gamers .. gamers over 50. No kids.

This is not the first game console we've had. In the past we've had Super Nintendo, N64, PS1, Xbox and PS2.

I thought it might be time to upgrade and step up to the next generation.

At first I was not sure I would get a PS3. Certainly a year ago, when it was released in late 2006, the price was too high and downright silly for a game system.

Recently I had started looking at the Xbox 360 which on the surface, appears to be cheaper than the 40 GB Playstation 3. However, on further analysis, I realized that the PS3 came with more features "standard," such as wireless network connectivity. Once I started added on the "extras" that would be required to bring the Xbox 360 on par with the PS3, the price of the PS3 seemed much more reasonable.

I was surprised that the 40 GB PS3 is not backwards compatible with PS2 games, but that was not a showstopper for us. We don't tend to hold onto games after we play them. We tend to trade them in. We also still have our PS2 which we'll hold onto for a little while.

I have to say that now that I have the PS3, I love it. I am using it with a Samsung 40" LCD HD TV. It is fantastic. I have it connected via HDMI.

I also have to say that connecting it to my wireless network, a Mac Airport network was incredibly easy. Updating the PS3 firmware via download couldn't have been simpler.

I also downloaded and installed Medialink software from a company called Nullriver and am now streaming music from iTunes and viewing photos from iPhoto both from our Macs. The software was only $20 and again, everything was very easy.
Read more ›
Comment 26 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Size: 17.5 x 14 x 7 inchesColor: black
For all of you considering the PS3 this is one of the best choices you can make when it comes to home entertainment. Gaming and multimedia are taken to the next level.

First getting my hands on the PS3 made me realize that this is the largest Playstation conosle by volume and weight they have ever come out with. I quickly realized how sturdy and well made this product is. The plastic that is used is solid and heavy duty. I also realized how easy dust and fingerprints attract to the shiny finish which is both plastic and fake chrome. Connecting the PS3 was the easy part. Unlike the Wii and 360 Sony has left the power station inside the console. Which means you only need one heavy duty plug to connect. From the back of the console you have many choices for video and audio outputs. The standard AV outlet is there which allows you to play with the cables it comes with or to buy component cables for high definition viewing. You also have a optical digital output for full digital sound. New to any video game console is HDMI output. This allows you to have the PS3 in full high definiton video and audio. HDMI is capable of a full digital signal allowing 1080p true high definition picture. It is also capable of unleashing 7.1 high definition sound. So audiophiles should be happy about what this console offers. On the front end you get two USB ports. This allows you to connect various devices like a photo camera, internet camera, mouse, or even a printer. The Sony PS3 has a feature that allows it to be on standby at all times. Which is similar to the other consoles. I will talk more about this feature on the PS3 further in the review.

I would like to cover all the interface options the PS3 accompanies seperately so consumers can become aware of all the advantages this console carries.
Read more ›
12 Comments 169 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?