Sony's PlayStation 3 is the successor to the PlayStation 2. The release of this new console was in November 2006 for Japan and the US. Europe had to wait due to a problem with the production, but the console was released only 4 months later, in March 2007. Originally there were two versions of the console on the market, a 20 GB version for €499,- and a 60 GB for €599,-. In Europe only the latter version can be bought, and Sony has said they stop the production of the 20 GB as the results on sale are not very good.
GTA IV will be released on the PS3. For the first time since GTA III Sony does not have the exclusive rights for the new GTA game to be released 6 months earlier than the competition. The game will be released on the Xbox360 as well at the same time.