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Rumor: Full PS3 Backwards Compatibility Only Weeks Away?


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264w ago - Recently it was reported that Sony patented software-based PS2 emulation technology. This got users excited who own 80GB, 40GB and 160GB PS3 consoles without backwards compatability.

Although the article speculated that the upcoming PS3 slim may utilize this technology, today a German Web site has supposedly gained comment from a Sony employee, to quote:

This brings us to the German Web site [Register or Login to view links], which claims to have gained comment from a Sony employee stating that full backwards compatibility is coming to US PS3's as a firmware update in the "next few weeks."

If this rumor is true, it will make many newer PS3 console owners very happy indeed!



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#35 - semitope - 262w ago
I recently called Sony about this issue. They informed me that they currently have no intention of making all models of the PS3 backwards compatible. Now that doesn't mean that they won't make it to where you can play PS2 games on all modles. However, I would assume that they will probally do the same thing they are doing with the PS1 games and just start adding PS2 games to the PSN. But we will just have to wait and see what they actually do.

I dont believe a damn thing that sony says. If they told me the sky was blue during the day without clouds i would have to look outside to be sure.

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#34 - Daralion - 262w ago
I recently called Sony about this issue. They informed me that they currently have no intention of making all models of the PS3 backwards compatible. Now that doesn't mean that they won't make it to where you can play PS2 games on all modles. However, I would assume that they will probally do the same thing they are doing with the PS1 games and just start adding PS2 games to the PSN. But we will just have to wait and see what they actually do.

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#33 - snaker123 - 262w ago
well after all a rumor is a rumor they maybe are real or they aren't.. just time will cleared the rumors.

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#32 - Dibblah - 262w ago
Hey all,

New to the forums, wanted to chime in on the compatibility news. I'm real happy they are finally doing this. I've got a boatload of PS2 games sitting around that I can finally play again. Huzzah!

Unfortunately, rumor does not necessarily equate to news

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#31 - adamxc12 - 262w ago
Hey all,

New to the forums, wanted to chime in on the compatibility news. I'm real happy they are finally doing this. I've got a boatload of PS2 games sitting around that I can finally play again. Huzzah!

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