PlayStation 3 games are not directly compatible with . However, Sony's rental gaming service can be used to stream a selection of compatible PlayStation 3 games on its successor, including the PlayStation Vita and even the PlayStation 3 itself.
The most notable of recent PlayStation commercials is the series of "It Only Does Everything" commercials featuring a fictional character called Kevin Butler who is a Vice President at PlayStation. These commercials usually advertise the PlayStation 3 and its games through a series of comedic answers to "Dear PlayStation" queries. These commercials garnered popularity among gamers, though its debut commercial received criticism from the Nigerian government due to a reference to the common originating in Nigeria. Sony issued an apology and a new version of the advert with the offending line changed was produced.
PlayStation Now (PS Now) is a Gaikai-based video game streaming service used to provide PlayStation gaming content to (PS3), (PS4), , and . The service currently allows users to pay for access to a selection of original PlayStation 3 titles on either a per-game basis or via a subscription. PlayStation Now was announced on January 7, 2014 at the 2014 . At CES, Sony presented demos of The Last of Us, God of War: Ascension, Puppeteer and Beyond: Two Souls, playable through PS Now on Bravia TVs and PlayStation Vitas. PlayStation Now was launched in Open Beta in the and on PS4 on July 31, 2014, on PS3 on September 18, 2014, on PS Vita and PS TV on October 14, 2014, with support for select 2014 Bravia TVs coming later in the year.
Sony have since launched their of PlayStation 3 titles, known as the in North America, the in Europe and Australia and in Japan. Among the titles available in the budget range include , , , , , and . As of October 2009 , , , , and have also joined the list.