The PlayStation 3 was launched in Japan (20GB and 60GB) on November 11th 2006, which was followed by the North American (20GB and 60GB) release on November 17th 2006. PlayStation 3 was released in Europe (60GB only) on March 23rd after a production delay.
The 80GB PlayStation 3 model was launched exclusive to North America on August 6th 2007.
The 40GB PlayStation 3 model was launched in Europe on October 10th 2007, followed by the Australian/NZ launch on October 11th 2007. The 40GB model was launched in North America on November 2nd 2007, and in Japan on November 11th 2007.