Phil Harrison has recently confirmed that Sony expect to have over 1,000 PS2 games working via emulation on the Playstation 3 once it launches in Pal regions. Here is an excerpt taken from an interview....
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66% day one so looks like your not getting screwed after all, unless you wanted to play "barbie's ponny ride"
no more worries here
let's see, 1000 titles are BC out of nearly 10,000?
that's wot? %10?
if %10 is deemed good and as "no worries here", then what was the big deal with the 360's BC issues?
%10 is poor no matter which way you look at it SONY. pull your socks up, your looking tired.
10,000 is wrong m8 its about 1500
there are only 1500 ps2 games friend go look it up 10,000? where did you get that from?
blue cheese bro, but only AFTER i train.
seriously though, there's almost 3500-4000+ titles for the DC(dreamcast) which stopped production YEARS ago. there's still games being made for it today, and you question whether there are 10,000 titles for the PS2???
you MUST think 1ST, before you move.
3500-4000 games on Sega DC ? I guess your fingers slipped on 0. It's more like 350-400 games
I'm too lazy to count, but it's nowhere near 4000.
PS1 AND PS2 combined have about 8000 games, that's always what has been reported when they gave BC percentages numbers for the US/jap PS3 versions.
"As of September 2006, the Sega Dreamcast has 298 games available in its library." hahaha you fool. Overshooting a little bit.
cow RAIST+ DEEEEEPDOWN, chill,relax..............I'm not here to destroy the SDF squad today :]
no need to get ALL anaylitical, and sceptical. Did you add/consider all the chinese/korean "Blackmarket" titles?...................bet you didn't did ya? MORE FOOL YOU *shakes head in pitiful manner*
Yeah sure, like someone cares about crap black market games developped by a team of 3 students in their garage :P
Btw, I can't see why you tell me to calm down o_O
Add all ps1 games and that percentage jumps considerably.
Oh and there are a hell of a lot more ps2 games in Asia...around 2,000 more that are never released in the states or Europe...As far as I know 2000 ps2 games have been released in Europe, so this "over 1000" figure is very very good. I am surprised. And surprised that they are not aiming at seperate games like xbox, but creating an emulater that works with the most games, and improving on that emulater...now that is VERY good news! - What that means is that their obnoxious comment "we won't be concentrating on it in the future" is OK because they only need one emulater and lots of games will fall through it and be compatible - especially new games I'm guessing, so they won't need to worry about new games. Sweeet
Skipped one important fact. You have to consider what Phil Harrison is saying is the truth....
Yus as phil said himself...he's always on a plane. And he does say "we expect" - but still it is no doubt a good sign.
Uhm guys like DJ said with hardware emultion 7800 out of 8000 work or something like that.
So if 1.000 work with the PAL software emu, that's 7 times less! That's insane. Plus, first seeing, then believing. I've heard more promisses from Sony which they didn't deliver on.
I guess well hear the horror stories @ the 23rd of March!
@ PanixATK (below)
What was your gamertag on your sold 360 dude?
Thanks for clearing that up. But I bet the 1.000 working titles will be taken from the 4.000 released in Asia. So that's 25% then.
If you take that over 2.000 released in Europe you'll get 500 games running. If what they say is true. Mostly with Sony they overpromise & underdeliver
The Mart! There is backwards compatibility for all ps1 titles! And expected over a 1000 ps2 titles. That's 7000 out of 8000 (Europe had around 2000 games released...Asia had 4000 games released) As far as I know the states had less titles than Europe released - around 1700 (this is of december 2006) ...so that percentage is very high. And the reason is that their approach to software emulation is a very good one. They don't have to tackle games seperately which is expensive, time consuming and doesn't yeild the same numbers (360 280games - 30% BC)...but we will have to see if the upscaling is true.
My gamertag was PanixATK.
I've just updated my profile so you can check it out. I sold my xbox about 2 weeks ago.
Yah, sure, they're gonna work on crazy asian games that never got out of asia (not even for import, I'm sure) and they're gonna drop the compatibility of games like Okami, GoW, FFXII, etc etc.
And all this for the EUROPEAN launch.
That makes sense, really.
Well said Raist.
wooo roll on Sony. You make great electronic things, great games etc etc.
at least 1000 BC games is great!
Still i dont regret selling xbox 360.
Umm...I'm not looking for a fight here guys, but are we expected to just take Mahmoud's word that Phil Harrison has really said all this?
Don't get me wrong; I'm not questioning the author's integrity in any way, just his journalistic skills! The absence of a link to his source for the information reduces the article to nothing more than hearsay, in my opinion.
See ! Told ya. Storm in a teacup. More and more, people expecting the worst are being disappointted.
I dont think you'll hear any horror stories from me on the 23rd. I'll be to busy to post much that week. ;)
i only need a couple to work i dont need the whole libary
About 50% BC on day 1, that's good.
I ask again, are people happy now?
the fact that ps2 has such a large library means there would be plenty of games playable at launch. i'd be willing to bet the number will be closer to 1500 at euro launch or right after
but does anyone know how to use the PS3 as a toilet?
I'm not worried anymore. =]
Knowing Sony... I call BS.
aS A Euro Gamer the only ps2 game i will be loooking to play is FFXII and rouge galaxy if have the time not a 1000
know count how many ps1 games you played on your ps2 for me 1 MGS and im sure all the blockbuster titles will work any
So if ya ask me as a euroGamer im more concerned about a price drop then BC
Some people are acting like they removed the damn CELL
for me remove a component drop the price and fair game
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