PS3 is the third-generation home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released in November 2006 as the successor to the PlayStation 2 (PS2). The PS3 features updated hardware and technology, including a custom IBM processor, a NVIDIA graphics processing unit, and a Blu-ray Disc player for high-definition media playback. The console also supports various multimedia functions, such as streaming video and music services, and has a user-friendly interface. The PS3 has a large library of games, including many exclusive titles, and supports online gaming through the PlayStation Network.