Pocket Lint is reporting that the 40GB PS3 is coming even sooner than we expected. They have had several separate reports that the new SKU will drop tomorrow, October 5th.
this price drop is getting a lot of unnecessary hype.
Am not saying the price drop is bad but this particular price drop has had the most speculations and confirmation and what not. more than the 60Gb price drop and more than the 360 price drop.
Did anyone notice the changes in the ps store. demos are now arranged according to genre. I just noticed this
That doesn't make sense. Because Halo 3 has nothing to do with this story.
but its a big move here in europe to drop the price by 200EU!!
thats like 300$!
and plus the games on the way this month too!!
i predict sale jump by 400% this month!
An unnecessary comment for another unncesessary comment. A console price drop, no matter Wii/360/ or PS3 deserves the same amount of hype (if not more) than a game. But even then, I haven't seen anyone hyping this...they're just reporting various confirmations.
False, inaccurate, wishful thinking. There will be no BC in the 40GB ps3.
See link. This is a forum full of industry insiders (1up and EGM editors are members of this forum; Greg Kasavin sometimes posts here).
Sorry to disapoint you but that is incorrect. PS3 B/c comes via software so unless the 40GB gets different firmware updates to the other versions, the 40GB will have B/c since it runs games off the cell not the EE like the orginal NTSC models did.
Read the fvcking thread i posted, they explain it. Graphics synthesizer....aka GS...that's all i'm going to say. if ur too lazy to read and educate urself then i don't give a sh!t, but ur wrong.
EE is the fvcking ps2's cpu, GS is the fvcking ps2's gpu. EE is emulated by software on 80gb ps3, but the GS is still fvcking there.
i'm mad b/c dumb fvckers like urself are too damn lazy to find out the actual truth. its only when someone shoves it down ur throat that u understand.
Sorry about the outburst but its a very common misconception for people to think 80gb BC is total software emulation. A dude from the thread I posted had the same misconception:
Originally Posted by Synless:
I thought that all the newer ps3's had no BC HW anyways, I thought it was all emulated so how wouldn't the 40 have it if it has a harddrive?
jesus... you are 1000000th to think so and you are wrong. Can you at least read few pages back before posting that comment?
i understand ur point but that doesn't mean its true. nothing has been confirmed..............yet
Never underestimate what the Japan devs can do with the software emulation.
Don't trust everything you read in a forum. Most of what that forum claims on how th ps3 operates is false. You want to learn more abnout how the EE/GS works and the new emulation. read this link: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.j... **** If it ask you to install the japanese font just hit cancel a few times it will load in english ****
The article in case you dont want to use the link:
"Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) has announced that the EE+GS chip, an LSI chip provided to support backwards compatibility with :PlayStation 2 (PS 2), would be excluded from the PlayStation 3 (PS3) console slated for launch in Europe on March 23, 2007. Instead, the operation of PS2 will be emulated by a combination of new graphics LSI chip and software.
The PS3 console available in Japan and the US is equipped with EE+GS chip which is PS2's core LSI chip composed of Emotion Engine and Graphics Synthesizer integrated onto a single chip. Instead of the EE+GS chip which will be excluded from the European version of the console, SCE will provide a new graphics LSI chip that can replace the functions performed by Graphics Synthesizer. The functions of Emotion Engine will be emulated by software based on Cell Broadband Engine. With the adoption of the new specifications, the company has succeeded in reducing the LSI chip size and the component cost. It plans to slash the component cost of the consoles sold in Japan and the US as well in the same way in the future."
I will be laughing SO HARD at you girls when the 40gb will have no ps2 BC.
see link, sony themselves says the euro ps3 has the GS.
and these people on this forum, oh yeah, i almost forgot to tell you, some of them have actually seen the motherboard of the 80gb ps3 and have seen the GS themselves.
so many sony girls in here are in so much denial. we will see in a few days how wrong you girls are. and again, i will be laughing so hard in your face.
(and if I'm wrong you can laugh in my face, but i won't be wrong).
So just deal with it. Now there really are no games for the PS3
I was wondering why they wouldn't include it if it's all software based now anyways. Well that's one thing out the way...I give people a couple hours (if not minutes) to come up with something else to complain about now :-/.
I thought this was a no-brainer. The RR was removed prior to the 80 gig which made way for b/c through emulation. There is no way to restrict compatability unless Sony wanted to be mean and find a way to do it without changing the hardware configuration.
lol i posted the same thing, i feel the same way,
See the link below. The guys in this thread explain it.
Quote from link:
'Again (times 20?), the European and American 80 gig PS3s *do* have hardware for PS2 compatibility, in the form of a Graphics Synthesizer (GS) chip on board. All the European/US 80 gig units do in software is the Emotion Engine emulation, which they do on Cell.
Without the GS chip, there's no backwards compatiblity for PS2 (though there continues to be for PS1, which really is done entirely in software).'
EDIT: LMAO @ the disagree's. so many sony girls in denial. Hilarious.
with the price cut the ps3 sells will skyrocket
Which will slow down 360 sales and M$'s "Christmas to remember forevers 'cause we pwn all" hype
u know i dont understand this from the beginning rumors, software emulation requires NO EXTRA COMPONENTS, they are usuing software emulation for the 80gb ps3, now why the hell would they remove something that is free that will attract buyers from the 40gb
because fanboys have to put down each other duh!! just because it doesnt say anything about it, it means ITS NOT THERE!
It only took common sense to deduct that it would still have backwards compatibility considering its done using SOFTWARE on the new machines..
WOW THIS IS GREAT NEWS.... b4 they said the 40gb PS3 would not have backwards compatibility ... and i got really pissed as a PS3 owner, and Sony fan ... that IT WOULD NOT SELL if u couldnt play ps1 and ps2 games.... and i was like SONY NO ONE WILL BUY IT .. IT CANT PLAY OLD GAMES.... ... this solves that problem and now im happy Sony didnt make that dumb move ... thats good this 40 gb model and the price cut will def help Sony out :)
still feel that way?
how hard to add BC, BC is software-emulated. It will be there, just limited.
dude if this is true my bro is gone wake up extra early for this:D and so am i;)
This is an article that links to the same article which has been up on N4G for ages... Who approved this? -.-
I can't believe any one really thought they wouldn't have BC. Sony started BC in consoles and has been a selling feature since they started. I mean why wouldn't Sony want people to play the huge list of games (what is it, like 2000 now) they already made.
I knew they wouldn't get rid of the backward compatibility, it would have been a really bad move on their part if they did but good work SONY.
I was honestly hoping to continue to see a tight race between the 360 and ps3. But sony has a strong user install base and I think the 40 gb model is finally gonna start tapping into it. It'll be interesting to see how or if Microsoft reacts...
Why the hell do you people care so much about backwards compatibility? I will never play another PS2 or original xbox game again, because they look like garbage compared to games on the new generation of consoles. Do you people still have copies of FFX laying around? Why would you? If you haven't passed a game that is years old by now, you will never pass it. Move the hell on. Thats the whole point of getting a new system.
So you only care about how a game looks and not that it is a fun, enjoyable game to play?
your favorite games without pulling out the old system.
but i'm guessing anything old to you gets thrown out with the bath water.grandparents,cars,antiqu es,games,etc.
getting new things is fine.but you don't have to drop what you like that isn't new.plus,you can upscale the picture of the older games to make them look better.can't do that with ps1 or ps2 systems.
woah, this is very very very interesting though.
if the 60gig drops some more here in NA, i'm fvcking getting one asap!
&the 40gig have the same backwards compatibility as the 80gig? that would be the sh!t as well.
if either turns out to be true, i think PS3 sales will jump through the roof this holiday season.
@ Gamespot-equals-EGM. I wish on principle alone that the 40GB has BC slapped right in that little mean puppy, so that he'll melt and wash away like the wicked witch of the East.
What ever sony come out with a new SKU now or never, no one talked so far of potential failure of that machine on hardware side. They have it build on another manifacturer, I will just wait and see it is any good quality to buy it.
Every console should have the same specs regardless of hard drive size.No cutting out usb ports,backwards comp. shouldnt even need to be discussed.It should be the same console less 20gb.
They need to cut the cost of the PS3. Taking 20Gbs off the HDD won't shave off $100. Technology costs.
That's something I don't think many people this generation appreciate. They had to lose something, and the BC was the only choice. What were they going to the take out, the Cell? The RSX? Besides, don't you people have PS2s, considering so many were sold?
Congratulations. Your PS2 is no longer obsolete like the Atari Jaguar. Sure, it's inadvertent, but all this complaining over BC of all things is absolutely ridiclous... considering you can all still play these games on your PS2s, which, in at least 80% of cases, WE KNOW FOR A FACT YOU OWN.
Way to go on the bunk post....LOL
20 hours after this article was written that claimed the 40GB PS3 would include backward compatibility, it was 100% confirmed by Sony that the 40GB PS3 would NOT include any kind of backward compatibility...not through hardware or software!
Read the article here: http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News...
The name of the article is, "Maguire Explains PS3 BC Loss."
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