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Identifying PS3 Models

How to identify PS3 Models by the Serial Number?

To Locate the model and serial number of the PlaySation 3 System, look on the back of the system and locate the bar code sticker. Underneath the bar code you will see the 11-digit serial number followed by the model number which begins with "CECH".

Serial Numbers may sometimes be printed on the store receipt.

PlayStation 3 Models

PS3 Super Slim

 

 

PS3 Super Slim Console

 

 

 

Original Hard Drive Capacity 

 


 

Model Number 

 

USB Ports 

 

PlayStation 2 Software Compatible


 

Release Date 

 

In Production 

 

 

500 GB

 

CECH-4001C

 

2

 

No

 

October 2012

 

 

Yes

 

250 GB

 

CECH-4001B

 

2

 

No

 

September 2012


 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

PS3 Slim

 

 

PS3 Slim Console

 

 

 

Original Hard Drive Capacity

  

 

Model Number 

 

USB Ports 

 

PlayStation 2 Software Compatible 

 


 

Release Date 

 

In Production 

 

320 GB

 

CECH-3001B

 

2

 

No

 

August 2011


 

No

 

160 GB

 

CECH-3001A

 

2

 

No

 

August 2011


 

No

 

320 GB

 

CECH-2501B

 

2

 

No

 

September 2010


 

No

 

160 GB

 

CECH-2501A

 

2

 

No

 

August 2010


 

No

 

250 GB

 

CECH-2101B

 

2

 

No

 

May 2010


 

No

 

120 GB

 

CECH-2101A


 

2

 

No

 

May 2010

 

No

 

250 GB

 

CECH-2001B

 

2

 

No

 

November 2009


 

No

 

120 GB

 

CECH-2001A

 

2

 

No

 

September 2009


 

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS3 PHAT

 

 

PS3 PHAT Console

 

 

 

Original Hard Drive Capacity 

 

Model Number 

 

USB Ports 

 

PlayStation 2 Software Compatible

 


 

Release Date 

 

In Production 

 

160 GB

 

CECHP01

 

2

 

No

 

November 2008


 

No

 

80 GB

 

CECHL01

 

2

 

No

 

October 2008


 

No

 

80 GB

 

CECHK01

 

2

 

No

 

August 2008

 

 

No

 

80 GB

 

CECHE01


 

4

 

Yes

 

August 2007


 

No

 

60 GB

 

CECHA01

 

4

 

Yes

 

November 2006

 

 

No

 

40GB

 

CECHH01

 

2

 

No

 

March 2008

 

 

No

 

40 GB

 

CECHG01

 

2

 

No

 

November 2007


 

No

 

20 GB

 

CECHB01

 

4

 

Yes

 

November 2006


 

No