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PS3 Backwards Compatability Test - 60GB at 98.9% and 80 GB at only 57%

The folks at Curmudgeongamer decided to test the backwards compatibility of both the 60 GB and 80 GB versions of the PS3. With graphs and everything!

Using Sony's Software Compatibility Search tool and his own library of 90 PS2 games, Curmudgeon's jvm found that the 60 GB was compatible with 98.9% of his games. All but one worked perfectly, or with "minor inconvenient issues" like corrupted audio or graphics. The 80 GB didn't fare quite as well: 12 of jvm's games were unplayable, giving the unit an overall score of 84%.

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TriggerHappy3723d ago (Edited 3723d ago )

57% and without the BC engine ? I'd say thats not bad at all but still not that great.

Gizmo_Logix3723d ago (Edited 3723d ago )

Here's what the blog says....

"Using Sony's Software Compatibility Search tool and his own library of 90 PS2 games, Curmudgeon's jvm found that the 60 GB was compatible with 98.9% of his games. All but one worked perfectly, or with "minor inconvenient issues" like corrupted audio or graphics. The 80 GB didn't fare quite as well: 12 of jvm's games were unplayable, giving the unit an overall score of 84%."

Also, it's a blog written by none other than Susan Arendt (a Wii fangirl). Here's an example...

July 13, 2007
http://blog.wired.com/games...

Make sure you read the comments (July 13, 2007 blog post) from that anecdotal example of journalistic "excellence!" LOL!

nasim3723d ago

and u never hear the MEDIA talking about it.

VIRAL PAID JOURNALISM at its worst

eXplotion3723d ago

57% out of every game in the ps3 site and 84% out of his 90 games.

57% from 98% is a big difference. Hopefully this will be improved with feature firmware updates.

cuco333723d ago

merc3nary, it is bad... why? because sony tooted it's horn about 100% backwards compatibility and now we can see clearly it does not.

it's not a big thing for me but to someone who heard it was and pops his favorite game might be mad at the fact that title isn't on the working list.

preach 100% while taunting the competition, then do 100%

Charlie26883723d ago

@Gizmo_Logix: WOW she IS a crappy journalist writing that piece of crap article that was nothing more than flamebait and then editing it to try fixing it! still she got trashed in the commentary section LOL

I guess anyone can write in the internet this days

here have a +1 bubble for exposing journalism trash

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resistance1003723d ago

this is very poor compared with the near 90% b/c of the PAL units (which use emulation for b/c)

Honcho3723d ago

I have the 80 gig. And it doesn't bother me at all.. I just don't really play ps2 games anymore.

SmokeyMcBear3723d ago

57% of his list of 90 games, so 51 of his games work. so a sample of 90 games out of 2000. I assume this isnt the japanese region. so uh he has 4.5% of the total library of games, and makes a general assumption of 57% BC of the 2000 games.. seems logical

Ju3723d ago

It does not. He claims 12 out of his 90 do not work, which leaves him with a 84% personal success rate, yet the headline refers to an overall 57% margin. Strange.

d3l33t3723d ago

yeah i see no data in this article that states 57 percent anything. And thats just a general statement based on statistics of one man. This isnt news it's propaganda

I want better NEWS FILTERING, im sick of this bullsh1t, a handful of articles a day come fresh off the grill just like this one. N4g i don't know how much longer im going to be around

achira3723d ago

the headline is wrong, he says 84% not 57%. and who says that you can believe him ? noone.

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