Despite what rumors are suggesting, backwards compatibility will not be returning to the PS3 suggests John Koller, Director of Hardware at SCEA. “It’s not coming back, so let me put that on the table,” said Koller when asked about backwards compatibility. He also added that despite what people may think, backwards compatibility isn’t really that big of a draw for the PS3. “It’s not as big as a purchase intent driver as you may be hearing,” he claimed. Currently, only the early PS3 models are able to play PS2 games. The 60GB launch models have hardware emulation to play PS2 games – this hardware was removed in newer models.
“We’ve got such a substantial lineup of titles on the PS3; most people are buying the PS3 for PS3 games. They’re buying it for PS3 games and Blu-ray movies.”
If you have a launch console, consider yourself lucky. While not all PS2 games will play, at least you have some backwards compatibility. While PSOne compatibility will be maintained, there are no plans of adding PS2 support to the newer consoles, and this includes the PS3 Slim.
Boo! I have tonnes of good ps2 games I still like playing – not to mention my guitar hero back catalogue.
time to move on my friend the ps3 is for ps3 games , if ur lucky enough you should still have the ps2 like i do 🙂
i think the Ps3 Slim is a good price for people that havent bought a ps3 yet but if you already have one, i would advice you to trade
I don’t get it… Shouldn’t it be really easy just to put that in, why can’t they do it on the new models? It should be easier right?
dont bother me cuz i got a 60g but if sony wer to put b/c on the slim it would cost more
Really? trade? how much extra do you tihnk I would have to fork out to trade to a ps3 slim? Sounds to me like my ps3 is turning into an Xbox core…..
i have a 60gb too so i dont mind this so much
I need a system that plays ps2 games because I have a lot of them
It’s not a big deal because most of gamers may have ps2 console. So no need to play ps2 games on ps3.
This is for people with PS2 games and i dont own one so it doesnt matter to me
time to move on if u have one or you don’t just look at the new games the ps3 have !!