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Sony Files Patent for Adapter to Make PS3 Backwards Compatible

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222w ago - According to Siliconera.com (linked above), Sony Japan has officially filed a [Register or Login to view links] for an adapter to make PS3 backwards compatible with PlayStation 2 titles.

To quote on the PS2 to PS3 adapter patent: "Japanese [Register or Login to view links] are buzzing about a patent filed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan for a new generation to previous generation console adapter.

We checked the Japanese Patent database to verify and a patent indeed exists.

A schematic of the proposed adapter (200) shows the device has its own processor, a DVD decoder/emulator, sound processor, and graphic processor."

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#12 - saviour07 - 222w ago
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Sony file alot of patents, and the majority of them never come to fruition. They filed a patent about a year ago which hinted at utilising the Cell processors to emulate the ps2 EE, and nothing else has come of that.

I think that sony are just fore-thinking, and holding onto an idea which will allow them to use hardware to make a gaming console backward compatible. (emphasis on "a" as there is no mention of ps3 or ps2 in the pdf)

I'm surprised noone jumped to the conclusion of it being hardware for the ps4 to enable it to be b/c with ps3/2/1 games

#11 - IndyColtsFan84 - 222w ago
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I'll just wait for a homebrew ps2 emulator for my non-bc ps3..

#10 - Dominator7 - 222w ago
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well, I should say PS2 had many, many great games. PS3 still hasn't impressed me with its lineup. Can't wait for GT5, though!

#9 - Mbb - 222w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Dominator7 View Post
An idea is that the adapter will work only on 3.42 firmware and up, so that many will consider upgrading and lose the chance to use jaibreak!

Why would you update to play PS2 games, mayby stay on 3.41 to play downloaded PS3 games...

#8 - Mantagtj - 222w ago
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Or we get one working with the current ps3 thru Jailbreak with just software and the current ps3 hardware that'll tick em off!!!


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