Datecode

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Datecode / Manufacturing Date[edit]

Location:

  • PS3 FAT : sticker on back
  • PS3 Slim 2K : sticker on bottom
  • PS3 Slim 3K : sticker on back
  • PS3 Super Slim 4K : sticker on bottom

Datecode[edit]

Used in Euro regions

2 digits: number=year, letter=quarter

The number matches with the last number of the year, PS3 production started in 2006 with datecode 6A (in January 2016 thus ends the "loop" of datecodes and Sony needs to decide if it re-uses 6A again, use another datecode notation, or stop the PS3 production - time will tell).

e.g.: |7D| means 2007, 4th quarter

Most commonly asked for when wanting to know if a console can be downgraded to 3.55.

date
code
Quarter / Year Down-
gradeable
to 3.55
Hackable ODE Firmware Releases
in that time period
Firmware Installed
from factory
6A January, February, March / 2006 Yes Yes No Firmware releases
6B April, May, June / 2006 Yes Yes No Firmware releases
6C July, August, September / 2006 Yes Yes Yes No Firmware releases 1.00
6D October, November, December / 2006 Yes Yes Yes 1.10, 1.11, 1.30, 1.31, 1.32
7A January, February, March / 2007 Yes Yes Yes 1.50, 1.51, 1.54, 1.60
7B April, May, June / 2007 Yes Yes Yes 1.70, 1.80, 1.81, 1.82
7C July, August, September / 2007 Yes Yes Yes 1.90, 1.92, 1.93
7D October, November, December / 2007 Yes Yes Yes 2.00, 2.01, 2.10 1.97
8A January, February, March / 2008 Yes Yes Yes 2.16, 2.17, 2.20
8B April, May, June / 2008 Yes Yes Yes 2.30, 2.35, 2.36 2.30
8C July, August, September / 2008 Yes Yes Yes 2.40, 2.41, 2.42, 2.43 2.16 or 2.30
8D October, November, December / 2008 Yes Yes Yes 2.50, 2.52, 2.53 2.45
9A January, February, March / 2009 Yes Yes Yes 2.60
9B April, May, June / 2009 Yes Yes Yes 2.70, 2.76, 2.80
9C July, August, September / 2009 Yes Yes Yes 3.00, 3.01 2.70
9D October, November, December / 2009 Yes Yes Yes 3.10, 3.15
0A January, February, March / 2010 Yes Yes Yes 3.20
0B April, May, June / 2010 Yes Yes Yes 3.21, 3.30, 3.40
0C July, August, September / 2010 Yes Yes Yes 3.40, 3.41, 3.42, 3.50 3.40
0D October, November, December / 2010 Yes Yes Yes 3.55 3.40 or 3.50
1A January, February, March / 2011 Sometimes Yes Yes 3.56, 3.60 3.50 or 3.56
1B April, May, June / 2011 No Sometimes Yes 3.61, 3.65, 3.66 3.56 or 3.60
1C July, August, September / 2011 No No Yes 3.70, 3.72 3.72
1D October, November, December / 2011 No No Yes 3.73, 4.00
2A January, February, March / 2012 No No Yes 4.10, 4.11
2B April, May, June / 2012 No No Yes 4.20
2C July, August, September / 2012 No No Yes 4.21, 4.25 4.22
2D October, November, December / 2012 No No Yes 4.30, 4.31
3A January, February, March / 2013 No No Yes 4.40
3B April, May, June / 2013 No No Yes 4.41, 4.45, 4.46
3C July, August, September / 2013 No No Yes No Firmware releases
3D October, November, December / 2013 No No Yes 4.50, 4.53
4A January, February, March / 2014 No No Swap/DMC 4.55
4B April, May, June / 2014 No No Swap/DMC 4.60
4C July, August, September / 2014 No No Swap/DMC 4.65
4D October, November, December / 2014 No No Swap/DMC 4.66
5A January, February, March / 2015 No No Swap/DMC 4.70
5B April, May, June / 2015 No No Swap/DMC 4.75
5C July, August, September / 2015 No No Swap/DMC 4.76
5D October, November, December / 2015 No No Swap/DMC No Firmware releases
 ? January, February, March / 2016 No No Swap/DMC 4.78
 ? April, May, June / 2016 No No Swap/DMC 4.80
 ? July, August, September / 2016 No No Swap/DMC No Firmware releases
 ? October, November, December / 2016 No No Swap/DMC 4.81
 ? January, February, March / 2017 No No Swap/DMC No Firmware releases
 ? April, May, June / 2017 No No Swap/DMC No Firmware releases
 ? July, August, September / 2017 No No Swap/DMC  ?

See also the PS3 Production Timeline at bottom of: Talk:SKU Models

Manufacturing Date[edit]

Used in USA/Japan

Full mention of month and year, e.g. January 2011

Examples:

CECHA01 - 2-896-889-01 - march 2007