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from a few weeks ago, Sony may have you believing that the company cut out PS2 backwards compatibility in order to save costs.
However, the real reason is actually more strategic than anything else. According to recent [Register or Login to view links]
, all PS3s will most likely be able to play PS2 games in the near future.
The PS2 is Sony Computer Entertainment's crowing achievement after the PSOne. Both consoles combined have sold close to 260 million units world wide. It does make it seem a bit silly when you see console fanboys bickering over the anthill sized 20 some million units for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
The PS2 and PSOne has a combined library of over 8,000 games (PAL, NTSC) to date, yet the latest version of the PS3 cannot play any of the PS2 games. I was fortunate enough to get my 60GB PS3 during launch, which is considered by many to be the ultimate version. I consider it to be the MVP (Most Valued Player) of gaming consoles due to the fact I could fence it for a good bit of cash on Ebay.
The 80GB which came out after the 60GB, had a new piece of software...