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    If you own a diet PS3 (the 40GB version incapable of playing PS2 games) - your backwards-compatibility shortfalls could be remedied with downloadable PS2 games on PSN in future.

    That was the hint dropped by Sony's PSN director Eric Lempel, who said the technology exists to make PS2 downloads possible.

    "We haven't talked about that yet, but there are possibilities through technology and software emulation to make that possible," he told EGM magazine (via Kotaku).

    Most PS2 games are below the 4GB mark so it's perfectly feasible.

    PAL 60GB PS3s use software emulation to play PS2 games. If this feature was removed - presumably to cut production costs (which puzzled us to start with) - why would reinstating the software via downloads be any better?

    This insinuates that the 40GB hardware is still capable of playing PS2 games. So surely Sony could just make the emulation software available as a cheap purchase (like a standalone patch), to allow 40GB owners the choice of paying to BC-up their console and play PS2 discs?

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    So the 40gb people need to pay for there PS2 games AGAIN?

    Rip-off.

    Just because Sony is too cheap to include BC is ALL of its consoles, they force people to re-buy.

    With the amount of famous PS2 games, how are they going to fit them all in? They done a $#@! enough job with the PSX games list, but PS2 is a whole different story.
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    Best thing to do is just to keep the old PS2 around if you want to play PS2 games on it (unless you have old 60GB model, especially the one with the Emotion Engine chipset).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triv1um View Post
    So the 40gb people need to pay for there PS2 games AGAIN?

    Rip-off.

    Just because Sony is too cheap to include BC is ALL of its consoles, they force people to re-buy.

    With the amount of famous PS2 games, how are they going to fit them all in? They done a $#@! enough job with the PSX games list, but PS2 is a whole different story.
    So Nintendo should have adapters to allow people who bought NES, SNES, and N64 games to play their originals? If anyone really cared about PS2 compatibility they should have bought the 60GB version when it was available.

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    Nintendo isn't selling off Gamecube games on the VC are they? No, it plays them from box.

    Nintendo's other console are cards so its understandable.

    Playstation has always been disk, so theres no excuse.
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    All PS3's are still 100% fully PS1 compatible. I never said anything about Gamecube BTW.

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    There ALL PS1 compatible? Backward compatibility is PSone and PS2 isnt it?

    Because PS1 games are on the Backward Compatibility list.

    Anyway, seeing as you didnt mention Gamecube games makes your argument even weaker.

    Nintendo = Gamecube then Wii (full compatible)

    Sony = PS2 then PS3 (Only compatible on some consoles, and some of those through buggy emulation software)

    Sony has cut out the generation before itself on some consoles, and then trys to sell them for a what will be a overpriced fee? Praying on the people with the 40gb consoles which they payed good money for.

    Im a ps3 owner, so its a totally unbiased opinion.
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    The huge difference is the Wii is an upgraded Gamecube which Nintendo is making money off. The PS3 is losing money, so it makes sense to cut things out in order to lose less money and sell more consoles. I have no doubt they'll eventually have software BC for the 40GB versions though, even if it's only 50% that work. Besides, do you really think BC will go through to the next gen consoles? I highly doubt when they make a PS4 that they'll be able to emulate the PS3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by $n!pR View Post
    The huge difference is the Wii is an upgraded Gamecube which Nintendo is making money off. The PS3 is losing money, so it makes sense to cut things out in order to lose less money and sell more consoles. I have no doubt they'll eventually have software BC for the 40GB versions though, even if it's only 50% that work. Besides, do you really think BC will go through to the next gen consoles? I highly doubt when they make a PS4 that they'll be able to emulate the PS3.
    exactly.

    It is important to note that taking out BC was not really part of the plan, a big deal was made over 80%+ backwards compatibility over two generations. Unfortunately there was a lot of negativity towards the PS3 price and SCE needed to make cuts, market research led to the removal of BC.

    It is a shame that there is now only one model, but it was a forced action.

    Too many people see the price of the PS3 as just a way for sony to take your money, they seem to forget the much higher R&D, manufacturing and retailer profit when taking this view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by $n!pR View Post
    I highly doubt when they make a PS4 that they'll be able to emulate the PS3.
    No but hopefully they have the sence to put a emote chip in ALL the "PS4s". Not the first few NTSC ones.
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