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Rumor: PS3 40GB can actually play PS2 games, just not unlocked

Maxconsole writes:

The guys behind the following video actually claim that the 40GB PS3 does actually support all PS2 games, its just that this 'feature' is not unlocked for retail consoles. Here is a video of a supposed 40GB PS3 running in factory mode although many are calling it a FAKE...

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Helghast3162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

Maybe Sony can sell an emulator or just sell the top PS2 games as downloads over PSN.

Cmon Sony, at the very least sell "PS2 Greatest Hits" for download through PSN.

GrieverSoul3162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

Not sure this is true or a hoax but one thing that confuses me is why does the 40gb and the 80gb allow PS2 virtual memory cards creation?! We cant play PS2 games in it so why make that feature?

Some will say, oh its for the 60gb models! Maybe true but if u dont have the card reader (like the 60gb version) the software does not allow too view anykind of format or other kind of utility related to that! Since u dont have the hardware the feature doenst came up! The same should be said and done with the 40gb or 80gb displaying the MC creator for PS2!

EDIT: To anyone interested in trying this:

http://www.waltercedric.com...

Im not sure it will work and its your PS3! Remember that! Im not home right now so I cant try it.

Powertesties3162d ago

Interesting. haha Not sure what to think. If it is real, I can only hope that it plays ps2 games better than the old PS3 does.

Those games look like s**t on the PS3. I know, I know, not a new story but it rubs me the wrong way. When you want to play a PS2 title you have to power up the PS2 because the PS3 makes the games looks like number 2.

I hope Sony releases a emulator. Something, anything has to be better than that crap they built into some systems!

gw4k3162d ago

because i hate the way the ps/3 makes the games look. I have seen articles all over the net about this. there is not good fix.

motogamer3162d ago

because they won't capitalize on the game they already have in the PS2 collection. That and they wasted a ton of money developing a PS3 that would play PS2 games and then the games look like crap.

What gives sony?

Sarick3162d ago

It's not always the PS3 that makes the screen look ,like garbage. It's when you run a SD PS2 game on an HDTV. The upscaler to the display. Just try it on an SDTV.

On another thing. It doesn't show the 2 USB ports in the front. The 60 and 80gb early models had 4 USB ports.

Nineball21123162d ago

Maybe I'm not understanding your question...

"one thing that confuses me is why does the 40gb and the 80gb allow PS2 virtual memory cards creation?! We cant play PS2 games in it so why make that feature?"

My 80gb Motorstorm SKU allows me to play PS2 games on it. It has the BC software on it, not the chip.

It allows me to create PS2 virtual memory card so that I can save my game progress. I don't have any PS2 "physical" memory cards, so I use the virtual one instead.

Does that answer your question or am I misunderstanding you?

Maddens Raiders3162d ago

this is true. All PS3's that are currently bc locked will eventually be unlocked through and official Sony fw update once the PS2 is eventually laid to rest :( in 2010.

There is a lot of FUD in this particular thread. A lot of this should already be known by now to PlayStation fans for instance PS3 games look fine on the PS3 unless you are a n00b and have no idea how to set up one's sytem..

animboo3162d ago

i submitted this story yesterday and it failed approval..i mean wtf.. http://www.n4g.com/NewsPend...

Kushan3162d ago

"this is true. All PS3's that are currently bc locked will eventually be unlocked through and official Sony fw update once the PS2 is eventually laid to rest :( in 2010.

There is a lot of FUD in this particular thread. A lot of this should already be known by now to PlayStation fans for instance PS3 games look fine on the PS3 unless you are a n00b and have no idea how to set up one's sytem.."

Dude, the reason there's so much FUD around is because people like you keep spreading baseless rumours like "All PS3's that are currently bc locked will eventually be unlocked through and official Sony fw update". You don't know this, you're speculating, but you're claiming it as fact. There's nothing in the 40Gb units that can give them PS2 emulation via hardware, it would have to be all done in software. For it to be done in Software, Sony must be actively working on it. If it's not been released, it's not because there's some big conspiracy where Sony wants to milk as much money out of the PS2 as possible, it's because it's simply not finished yet. Remember, Sony makes it's money through software sales, not hardware. The money they'll make on someone buying a PS2 is insignificant to the money they'll make from someone buying a bunch of games at the same value, so it's in their best interests to get PS2 emulation on the PS3.

cl63AMG3161d ago

Im pretty sure it has the virtual memory card support for PS1 games.

But I do hope we (40gb owners) get some ps2 compatibilty in the future.

Super-Brad3161d ago

I believe this is true to some extent in that, when sony implemented B/C for PS3's they knew to cut prices they had to get rid off it, so they added part off the software for future references.
When they added the PS2 chip to the PS3 there has to be software needed to run the games and this is included in every FW.
So saying a 40GB has B/C is partly true and meaning this can be modified and changed so that it uses the PS3's power instead of the PS2's B/C chip unless you have a B/C compatible PS3

ThanatosDMC3161d ago

When you run a PS2 game on the PS3. The "Playstation 2" logo still pops up like a normal PS2 game running on a PS2.

AriesFury3161d ago

not getting the developers to get out more PS1 and PS2 games on PSN now that the consoles are no longer b/c

shadow27973161d ago

Actually AriesFury, I'm fairly certain that PS1 games run on every model of PS3. Just fyi.

Luckily, I have an 80 Gb model with BC and a fully functioning PS2 from 2002, well almost. It used to have trouble playing discs with the blue underside, not sure if that's still an issue.

And in case you're wondering: yes, I have used my PS3 to play both PS1 and PS2 games.

Ryudo3161d ago (Edited 3161d ago )

@shadow2797
Discs with the blue underside are CD's not DVD's

40GB PS3's Will never be able to play PS2 games, anyone who has tried to emulate PS2 games on a Quad Core PC knows this for a fact. Simply put the 40GB PS3 has a new main board that doesn't have any PS2 chip sets. It saves Sony huge money on manufacturing costs its smaller and redesigned.

Simply put the PS3 just ain't powerful enough to purely software emulate PS2 games. Why do you think Sony added PS2 hardware to PS3's from the start. Answer because they had to if they could just use software they would of saving them self massive amounts of money.

With the 40GB PS3 all the PS2 hardware has been removed and the main board redesigned. Meaning the console is less likely to brake but won't be able to play PS2 games. Sony didn't remove backwards compatibly to spite people they had to to save manufacturing costs.

Anyone saying the 40GB PS3's will ever be able to play 90 percent of PS2 games are talking out there ass. Its beyond me how this is even news it shows how little people know about technology. I guess nowa days people just expect stuff to work and understand nothing about how it does.

Kushan3161d ago

Hey Ryudo, I don't know what emulator you're using, but PCSX2 works pretty well on my quad core machine. It's not perfect, but that's a software issue, not a lack-of-powerful-hardware issue. The PS3 has the power to emulate a PS2 and then some, trust me.

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Vistrix3162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

Of course its fake... The "PS2 chip" has been totally removed from that PS3 version.

The only way this would work is if Sony plans on releasing a PS2 software emulator via PSN packaged with PS2 downloadable games

OR

Homebrew runs on the PS3 and someone creates a PS2 emulator (Which is years away).

Otherwise, its 100% impossible and makes no sense.

Any youtube videos with no instructions or sources on how this works should automatically be branded as fake when it comes to stuff like this.

Baliw3162d ago

the source:

http://www.teknoconsolas.es...

Spanish forum.

Read my post below for more info.

SuperM3162d ago

It has to be fake, because if every PS3 had BC then sony wouldnt have made a chip for the 60gb model to make it compatible. Why waste money? Doesnt make sense at all.

lordgodalming3162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

PS2 emulation isn't exactly "years away." The PCSX2 team have got a very, very good emulator for PC running right now, and if you have a PS2 already, you can legally dump its bios into your PC and use it to play most PS2 games. I have personally played FFX and FFXII from start to finish on my laptop (again, legally since I own retail versions of both games and a PS2). Amazing what some of those old games look like with 6xAA, though you have to have one hell of a rig to run them at that res.

Now, whether the pc emulator could be run efficiently on a PS3 is another question entirely.

Palodios3161d ago

100% impossible? That's not true at all. Hardware emulation is impossible if you don't have the chip, sure, but the 80gb consoles didn't have the chip, but used software emulation. People at sony have said that selling ps2 emulation for the later squ's is actually possible, but they wanted people to buy ps3 games instead of ps2 games.

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GrieverSoul3162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

Double post! sorry

Dragunov3162d ago

Memory cards are for the PS1 games

GrieverSoul3162d ago

Check the options! Memory card for PS2 and PS1!
Check please.

no-spin3161d ago

i have a 80GB motorstorm bundle PS3
it does have an emulator, but not so good
MGS series runs like crap
Ratchet and Clank too.

luckily god of war runs freaking sweet!!!