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Which PlayStation Do You Have? How to Identify Your PlayStation

The easiest way to tell which Sony PlayStation you have is to check the model number. You can find it on the outside of the chassis, typically on the bottom, back or near the base.

Next, cross reference the model number in the tables below.

Note that Sony releases multiple variations of each PlayStation model, each with a slightly different model number. PS4 and PS5 model numbers are comprised of:

  • 3-letter prefix: Product type (for example, the prefix “CUH” denotes a PS4)
  • 2-digit series number: Series (for example, “20” denotes a PS4 Slim)
  • 2-digit region number: Region (for example, “01” denotes United States)
  • 1-letter capacity/version number: Hard drive capacity (for example, “A” denotes 500GB capacity for the PS4) OR, in the case of the PS5, whether it has a disc drive

For example, the model number CUH-2001A tells us we have a PlayStation 4 Slim made for the U.S. region with 500GB hard drive capacity.

PlayStation 4 model number for identification

In general, you don’t need the region number, so it’s represented by “xx” in the model numbers below.

PS5

Released in 2020, the PlayStation 5 is available in two editions, one with a disc drive (CFI-10xxA) and one without (Digital Edition, CFI-10xxB).

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In 2021, Sony released an updated version that’s nearly identical except for a smaller cooling element, which reduces the console’s weight by around 300 grams. The updated version’s model numbers are CFI-11xxA (with disc drive) and CFI-11xxB (without disc drive).

Model Number

Model Name

Capacity

Release Date

CFI-11xxA

PS5 Console

825GB

2021

CFI-11xxB

PS5 Digital Edition

825GB

2021

CFI-10xxA

PS5 Console

825GB

2020

CFI-10xxB

PS5 Digital Edition

825GB

2020

PS4

A quick and easy way to tell which PS4 you have is to examine the chassis:

  • The original PS4 chassis has two tiers of equal height
  • The PS4 Slim chassis likewise has two tiers, but the upper tier is shorter than the bottom tier
  • The PS4 Pro chassis has three tiers
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However, you’ll still need to reference the model number to find the capacity. PS4 model numbers begin with the prefix “CUH.”

Model Number

Model Name

Capacity

Release Date

CUH-10xxA

PS4 (Original)

500GB

2013

CUH-11xxA

PS4 (Original)

500GB

2014

CUH-11xxB

PS4 (Original)

1TB

2015

CUH-12xxA

PS4 (Original)

500GB

2015

CUH-12xxB

PS4 (Original)

1TB

2015

CUH-20xxA

PS4 Slim

500GB

2016

CUH-20xxB

PS4 Slim

1TB

2016

CUH-70xx

PS4 Pro

1TB

2016

PS3

PS3 model numbers have a four-digit prefix, “CECH.” Otherwise, both the PS3 Slim and PS3 Super Slim follow the same naming conventions as the PS4 and PS5.

Original “fat” PS3 model numbers differ in that they have a fifth letter that denotes capacity and they omit the series number.

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Otherwise, you can tell the models apart by their chassis:

  • The original PS3 has a glossy, curved chassis printed with “PlayStation 3”
  • The PS3 Slim has a matte finish with “PS3” engraved on the chassis
  • The PS3 Super Slim has a matte finish with “PS3” engraved, but also features engraved lines and a sliding disc cover

Reference the model number to determine capacity.

Original PS3 (“Fat”)

Model Number

Model Name

Capacity

Release Date

CECHAxx

PS3 (Original)

60GB

2006

CECHBxx

PS3 (Original)

20GB

2006

CECHCxx

PS3 (Original)

60GB

2007

CECHExx

PS3 (Original)

80GB

2007

CECHGxx

PS3 (Original)

40GB

2007

CECHHxx

PS3 (Original)

40GB

2007

CECHJxx

PS3 (Original)

40GB

2008

CECHKxx

PS3 (Original)

80GB

2008

CECHLxx

PS3 (Original)

80GB

2008

CECHMxx

PS3 (Original)

80GB

2008

CECHPxx

PS3 (Original)

160GB

2008

CECHQxx

PS3 (Original)

160GB

2009

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PS3 Slim

Model Number

Model Name

Capacity

Release Date

CECH-20xxA

PS3 Slim

120GB

2009

CECH-20xxB

PS3 Slim

250GB

2009

CECH-21xxA

PS3 Slim

120GB

2010

CECH-21xxB

PS3 Slim

250GB

2010

CECH-25xxA

PS3 Slim

160GB

2010

CECH-25xxB

PS3 Slim

320GB

2010

CECH-30xxA

PS3 Slim

160GB

2011

CECH-30xxB

PS3 Slim

320GB

2011

PS3 Super Slim

Model Number

Model Name

Capacity

Release Date

CECH-40xxA

PS3 Super Slim

12GB

2012

CECH-40xxB

PS3 Super Slim

250GB

2012

CECH-40xxC

PS3 Super Slim

500GB

2012

CECH-42xxA

PS3 Super Slim

12GB

2013

CECH-42xxB

PS3 Super Slim

250GB

2013

CECH-42xxC

PS3 Super Slim

500GB

2013

CECH-43xxA

PS3 Super Slim

12GB

2014

CECH-43xxB

PS3 Super Slim

250GB

2014

CECH-43xxC

PS3 Super Slim

500GB

2014

PS2

Since the PS2 relies on memory cards (or an expansion hard drive), you probably don’t need to know the internal hard drive capacity to sell or repair the console. All you need to know is which edition you have: the original “fat” PS2, released in 2000, or the PS2 Slim, released in 2004. You can distinguish them by appearance or model number.

The original PS2 is thicker and features 6 ridges on the side. The PS2 Slim is accordingly slimmer with only 3 ridges.

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PS2 model numbers begin with the prefix “SCPH.” The next four digits represent the model, and the last digit (“x” below) represents the country code.

PS2 (Original)

PS2 Slim

SCPH-3000x

SCPH-3500x

SCPH-3900x

SCPH-5000x

SCPH-7000x

SCPH-7500x

SCPH-7900x

SCPH-9000x

PS1 (Original PlayStation)

Released in Japan in 1994 and in the U.S. in 1995, original PlayStation model numbers are similar to PS2 model numbers in that they begin with the “SCPH” prefix, but they differ in that they do not have a country code.

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Most PS1 consoles are gray, though Sony made one version in white and some specialty versions in blue, green and black (these models all begin with the prefix “DTL”).

If your console has any of the following model numbers, it’s an original PlayStation:

SCPH-1000

SCPH-1001

SCPH-1002

SCPH-3000

SCPH-3500

SCPH-5000

SCPH-5001

SCPH-5002

SCPH-5003

SCPH-5500

SCPH-5501

SCPH-5502

SCPH-5503

SCPH-5552

SCPH-5903

SCPH-7000

SCPH-7001

SCPH-7002

SCPH-7003

SCPH-7500

SCPH-7501

SCPH-7502

SCPH-7503

SCPH-9000

SCPH-9001

SCPH-9002

SCPH-9003

DTL-H1000

DTL-H1000H

DTL-H1001

DTL-H1001H

DTL-H1002

DTL-H1100

DTL-H1101

DTL-H1102

DTL-H1200

DTL-H1201

DTL-H1202

DTL-H3000

DTL-H3001

DTL-H3002

PS One

In 2000, Sony released a handheld PlayStation called the PS One. It’s easy to identify because it’s the only portable PlayStation that features a video screen. Its model numbers are:

  • SCPH-100
  • SCPH-101
  • SCPH-102
  • SCPH-103

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