PS3 backwards-compatibility lag in Australia, Europe due to costs: Sony AU boss

When news first broke late last week of PlayStation 3 units in Australia and Europe being less backwards-compatible than US and Japanese models, many speculated that the move was all about cutting costs on Sony's next-generation console. Sony Computer Entertainment Australia managing director Michael Ephraim has now confirmed that to GameSpot AU, saying that software emulation of PS2 games was the cheaper option for Sony on the PS3.

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Silver3604312d ago

So no bashing, that price is too high. As a company they need to cut their loses on the hardware. It is just too expensive to lose $200+ per unit sold. Doesn't make good business. So this is good news for SONY fans.