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Video: PS3 40GB Service Mode Console Running PS2 Games


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288w ago - Today D3M0N2009 shared a video from earlier this month courtesy of sonyk0 via YouTube.

The video from DemonHades demonstrates that PS3 40GB Service Mode consoles can actually play PS2 games, but the feature isn't unlocked for the retail counterparts to date.

As most suspect, Sony has been working on a PS2 software emulator for quite some time (since Firmware 2.5x), so the question is really when and how they will introduce it publically.. perhaps via PSN Store PS2 title updates, or just include it in a Firmware update, etc.

Those interested can check out the video below, enjoy!





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Mart's Avatar
#19 - Mart - 280w ago
There is no way "yet" to restore retail fw on these.

All of the launch consoles could,... later it was taken out of the more recent models... but it's looking more and more like they will be adding it back through software emulation.
I do have right now a PS3 in service mode that can run without a Hard drive.. no way of getting back to the retail firmware?

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#18 - stoprocent - 287w ago
will there be another proof or something like that? is there any way i can get my retail PS3 into factory mode?

D3M0N2009's Avatar
#17 - D3M0N2009 - 287w ago
Hi CJPC;

can i ask you since you say its real, have you tested it? can you tell us about any more of the "interesting" things a service mode ps3 can do? do you know how long this 100% software emulation has been in the firmware? (like what version it started appearing?)

if you could answer any of those it would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
GT-X
Ok it is real, the creator of the video is DemonHades he is a Dev here on the forums, so you can be assured it is real.

Chivafighter's Avatar
#16 - Chivafighter - 287w ago
Lots of mainstream media sites (IGN, GameSpot, MCV, Gamasutra, etc) have said otherwise... no offense, but TheKoalition is not even in the top million (let alone 100,000) rank of sites so their credibility is essentially zilch in the Internet world.
Lol, well at least theirs one less website ill go to and other people too. i stumbled on this looking for news on the emulator for the PS3.

So maybe their is still hope for us all

PS3 News's Avatar
#15 - PS3 News - 287w ago
Lots of mainstream media sites (IGN, GameSpot, MCV, Gamasutra, etc) have said otherwise... no offense, but TheKoalition is not even in the top million (let alone 100,000) rank of sites so their credibility is essentially zilch in the Internet world.

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