@GregoryRasputin of PlayStationhax.xyz summarized a complete history of the PlayStation 3 console on an archival site called PS3History.net with help from his friend NeoSabin.
Here is an excerpt from his Introduction Page, to quote: I have seen many websites talk about the history of games consoles and whilst those websites are great, they don't go into the detail that i have with PS3History, I wanted to post the PS3's journey, EVERY aspect about its life, all the good and bad that has happened during that journey, nothing has been left out and nothing has been spared, this is the naked, unadulterated life of the PlayStation 3.
What Information Does PS3History Contain ?
And so much more...
- Information on the consoles Cell processor.
- Pre Release Rumours.
- Console revealing 2005.
- Console revealing 2006.
- Japanese PS3 release day.
- US release day.
- EU release day.
- Game release dates.
- Official firmware release dates and information.
- Pre PS Jailbreak Console Hacks.
- Post PS Jailbreak Console Hacks.
- Custom Firmware.
- Homebrew details.
- PSN Hack and fallout.
- Court cases.
I have attempted to gather every piece of information that is possible to gather, not everyone will like it, the hardcore Sony fanboys will cry that it is all about PS3 Hacks, but no, its not, it involves every part of the PS3's life and yes that life includes hacks, to do a complete history, one must include everything.