PAL PS3 Backwards Compatability Goes Retarded

by Mike 


Apparantly David Reeves of SCEE says this about the soon-to-be-released PAL PS3:

The backwards compatibility is not going to be as good as the U.S. and Japan models.

Software will take over some of the functionality that was originally taken care of by dedicated chips, which means far fewer PlayStation 2 (PS2) games can be played on a European PS3 compared with the Japanese and American PS3 models which play 98 percent of old games.

That’s from a “Sony statement” regarding the gimping.This info is turning up on proper news sites, including the Washington Post and Yahoo News.

Rather than concentrate on PS2 backwards compatibility, in the future, company resources will be increasingly focused on developing new games and entertainment features exclusively for PS3.

I also came across a press release from SCEE, and it says:

The European PS3 will feature the Cell Broadband Engine™, 60 GB hard disc drive, Blu-ray Disc player, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, SIXAXIS™ wireless controller. It also embodies a new combination of hardware and software emulation which will enable PS3 to be compatible with a broad range of original PlayStation® (PS) titles and a limited range of PlayStation®2 (PS2) titles.

Way to fuck the UK Sony, you really are some marvelous bastards. At the price these things are selling for over seas they should come with a free hooker.

[source: Evil Avatar]

~ by Mike on February 23, 2007.

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