Friday, February 22nd 2008

Sony No Longer Selling Backwards Compatible PS3s

Well, really, the title says it all. Sony is no longer offering any version of the PlayStation3 console that can actually play games that were released for the previous two Playstation consoles. At this time, the only PlayStation3 model available in stores is the 40GB model, which is not backwards compatible with anything. However, the future is not bleak in Playstation-land. Sony has long been planning a successor, which more than likely will have a larger hard drive and one or two other surprises/goodies. Unfortunately, backwards compatibility will not be among those goodies. If you're into playing PlayStation classics on next-generation hardware, you'd best get yourself an 80GB PS3 before stock completely runs out.Source: Xbit Labs
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28 Comments on Sony No Longer Selling Backwards Compatible PS3s

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Mussels
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devguy said:
Why is it that they can't attempt a software emulator on the 40GB? I know that they dropped the emotion chip on the 80GB PS3 and were still able to have a software emulator (taken from Wikipedia:

I mean if the 360 can have an Xbox emulator with a largely different architecture and no hardware compatibility, thenmaybe the PS3 could do the same with the PS2. I understand that to us, the PS2 is probably a harder system to emulate even though the Xbox is much more powerful because we don't really understand all ins and outs of the system as much as we do a standard x86 machine like the Xbox. However, who better to know that info than Sony's engineers?
They could,... but then you'd have no reason to buy yet another re-release of the slimline PS2.
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Triprift
And what slimline it is too seen one today when i was in myer my origanal ps2 looks like a giant compared too it :eek:
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MagnusEgallo
Mussels said:
They could,... but then you'd have no reason to buy yet another re-release of the slimline PS2.
true is this, want to sell people same shit again, diffrent go faster stripes it will have, so sell them sony will.
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