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Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 hardware side-by-side

PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 boxes - Front

In 2004, Sony redesigned the PlayStation 2's case and dramatically reduced its size.

The PlayStation 3's box is significantly larger than the slimline PlayStation 2's box.

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...