PS3 40GB downward compatibility hitting this October?

As german site reports, downward compatibility for the 40GB PS3 will be available this october via firmware upgrade. They talked to a Sony importer from germany who told them, Sony is going to release a new firmware which allows a fully software emulation of PS2 games.

Since Sony announced that they're going to offer downloadable PS2 games in PSN, this rumor sounds believable.

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sonarus3334d ago

It will probably only work for downloadable ps2 games.

chaosatom3333334d ago

they start giving us Ps2 games via PSN network.

Sony still cares about backward compatibility contrary to what people think.

Altis13334d ago

Its better than nothing. I sure would like to play God of War 1 and 2 in (somewhat) HD.

sonarus3334d ago

I have played GOW enough. Unless there are heavy graphical improvements, i don't need it. I would get Shadow of The Collosus. That is the only game i have played that i would get. Other stuff i would buy would be games i didn't play for one reason or the other

Lucreto3334d ago

If they did PS2 games as a download I hope for Suikoden 3. It never came to Europe and I boycotted most of Konami's games. I was considering not getting MGS4 in spite.

iamtehpwn3334d ago

Then it'll also be allowed for Disc-Based PS2 games.

Either Way. SWEET. But.
I have a 40gb. There's no way I'm going to have enough space for all this sexual goodness. ;-;. I'mma have to upgrade to at least a 500gb HDD.

Dir_en_grey3334d ago

Being able to play disk based games would only boost their sales of the PS3. It would be a stupid move for Sony to do it only for downloadable games.

OgTheClever3334d ago (Edited 3334d ago )

If PS2 games are offered as downloads then they sure as hell better make Ico available. It's impossible to get hold of now and since i've only ever played a demo, I want to see if the rest of the game is as good as I've heard.

I expect it would be far easier to change the original code of PS2 software than to make the PS3 hardware compatable with the original PS2 discs.

Lucreto3334d ago (Edited 3334d ago )

Consider your favorite game series and the newest sequel doesn't come out in your country and they refuse to say why. Will you keep confidence in that company?

I know its pointless but a principe is a principle.

theKiller3334d ago

i knew it since they introduced the ps3 40BG model!

Jack Meahoffer3334d ago (Edited 3334d ago )

Its software emulation it'll work off disc too. Why wouldn't it the 360's BC works off disc. Its the same thing.

If this actually happens it would be awesome. Removing BC in a rush to reduce price was a black eye for the PS3 in my opinion and this would totally remove it.

Wouldn't help the long term value of my 60GB though...

I LOVE my xbox3333d ago

Don't deny the power of the PS3.

Lifendz3333d ago

did they plan this or what? Seriously, it's like there's nothing but positive news for PS3 right now. If they were to announce something like Final Fantasy anything at E3 you could forget it. Sony, you continue to justify my purchase. Keep it up!

PopEmUp3333d ago

We have hot news for you! In a conversation between us and a Sony import dealer from the United States, which imported to Germany, we have learned that the 40GB version of the PS3 in October backward compatible with PS2 games. The whole aim via a firmware update from equip.

So said our contact man joking added that it now hold all 60GB models, which he is still in stock, should get rid of, because after publication of the firmware a significant loss of value would suffer. This sounds perfectly plausible, since many to a lot more expensive 60GB model only because of backward compatibility do what with the same functionality of the 40GB model would then be abolished.

On the question of how this technical page will look, we were assured that this will be "100% by software emulation" happen. According to the dealer, the firmware is planned for October, one hundred percent but he could not assure.

We also can not guarantee the accuracy of this message, but the fact that Sony recently announced, even PS2 games over the PSN distribute to want to make this a very likely.

We keep you on new information up to date.

Rourker3333d ago

I think you mean it wouldn't be the best move, because only offering PS2 games on PSN is not stupid it's just not the best (it would obviously be better if you could play all PS2 disk media aswell). If thats what you mean and I think it is then I agree with you.

Presentist3333d ago

Now you can install 5 games on your Harddrive, and play 5 year old PS2 games.

Kidding, this is great news, makes me want to get a 40gig.

Julia Bond3333d ago

ooo now i can play myy fav kingdom hearts in HD! :]]

<3 xoxo

ECKOo93333d ago

Awesome either way, if the PS2 discs will work as well then kick A. OO that rhymed!

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LenHart3334d ago (Edited 3334d ago )

and a GOOD news

However i never play PS2 games on PS3

But many do so it is a great news indeed

BTW new reviews for NG2

7.5 from worthplaying and GAMEPRO

Mr Playboy3334d ago

NASIM you don't even have a PS3


LenHart3334d ago

12th June

thats the last time u XBOT will ever talk in forums


doomsday for XBREAK3FIXME ==just 9 days away

go play flop gaiden 2 at 585P

ravinshield3333d ago

thats the last u ps3 girls r going to write in the forums

hopefully ya will be finally playing a fuking game

Nadine Coyle3333d ago

you got a point there. they might buy a game and spend an hour or 2 playing th game.

''LenHart - 21 hours ago

Ignore1.2 - @PLAYGAY aka Breakfast
12th June

thats the last time u XBOT will ever talk in forums


doomsday for XBREAK3FIXME ==just 9 days away

go play flop gaiden 2 at 585P''

you are serious right. whats going to make us stop going on forums. if you think plastic queer dildo is going to kill us or something.
you must have an infecion in your brain or something.


breakbox cant fix me3333d ago

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grkblood133334d ago

this will be sweet IF it happens. good thing I got an 80 GB model.

WINZLOW3334d ago (Edited 3334d ago )

sonarus, chaos, and altis. it will probably only be for ps2 and we need HD remakes of MGS series GOW series and Twisted Metal!!!! Speaking of TM, anyone hear any news about a new game?????

bubbles for all

DontH8DPlayaH8DConsl3334d ago

why would they make it have bc if they are going to put the games on the psn? who wants to pay for a game when you might already have it.