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Submitted by Chupa-Chupa 1158d ago | rumor

New PS3 Model Does Not Have PS2 Compatibility (Corrected)

The recent announcement of the CECH-3000B 320GB model which will consume less power and weight less, does not include PS2 compatibility. (PS3)

Update Proper Translation reads:
"本製品は、「プレイステーション 2」専用ソフトウェアとの互換性を有しておりません。 "

Note the "互換性" says compatibility and "有しておりません。" means it doesn't have.

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Kain81  +   1158d ago
Its about time^^
i think i sell my slim and buy this one^^if its true of course
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dangert12  +   1158d ago
I just wish sony would do a ps2 classics like they did with the ps1 games instead of waiting for these hd remakes,

im playing grandia and final fantasy vii on my ps3 atm hd visuals and trophies care not for when it comes to these experiences
Kaz_HiPrice   1158d ago | Trolling | show
egidem  +   1157d ago
This pretty much says it all:
http://ploader.net/files/53...
jadenkorri  +   1157d ago
@ egidem
best pic ever and sums up everything
zeeshan  +   1157d ago
Sorry not gona happen. It'll be more profitable for Sony and third party devs to release HD versions of PS2 games than to sell PS2 titles over PSN or something.
Army_of_Darkness  +   1157d ago
I don't think anyone would be dumb enough to sell their current ps3 for this new model just because its ps2 compatible!!? You might as well just get a ps2 console for $50! Or less... Gawd, some people are just retarded...
nopunctuation  +   1158d ago
Sony is making way too much money selling repackaged HD collections that we already bought. PS2 compatibility will never return. Im alright with it though because collections have some easy trophies.
squallheart  +   1158d ago
Very true its probably a bad translation. From what ive read on andriasang, its just a weight and power that are changing hell maybe even security.
slaton24  +   1157d ago
well the HD remakes dont mean u go buy them they could also be for the ppl who did not get the games in the past...if u have them good i buy the HD collections i dont own such as Gow and sly cooper...do like me have a ps2 next to ur ps3 and stop whinning for not having BC...it will b ok...i bet when ps4 comes out it will b BC and on the store it will have ps1 and ps2 classics
BLACKBOIJONES   1158d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Iamback  +   1158d ago
wow talk about ruining this site, it is now ugly as f...
ShamefulDispray  +   1158d ago
So now we can play PS2 games on our PS3? Just in time for my MGSHD & ZOEHD Collections on PS3. Suckers around every corner.

Just according to Keikaku.
ElementsUnknown  +   1157d ago
I drunk the kool-aid and bought a launch PS3, knowing full well that most of the time early adopters get screwed in the long-term (higher price, greater technical problems, etc) but have been pleasantly surprised that my old, glossy, fat 60gb is relatively future proof since Sony has been stripping the PS3 of features with every new iteration. Honestly though I have only played PS2 games on the thing a few times (Katamari with young relatives) and my HD is almost full. However its never crashed and outlasted 3 xbox 360s so props Sony.
cjflora  +   1157d ago
I wish I could say the same. I got a slim after my fat died of the YLOD. I'll admit though that in the 2 years I had my fat I played PS2 discs maybe 2 or 3 times so I wasn't all that concerned about losing BC.
bloodybutcher  +   1157d ago
well,my fatty yloded as well,but i bought another 60gb.hopefully it will last^^
sourav93  +   1158d ago
There's something wrong with the translation. After translating that page with other translator programs and websites, all of them translate that text about ps2 as "this system will NOT be compatible with playstation 2 with proprietary software(?)". Sometimes google translate isn't reliable and should be double checked with other translators.
gamingdroid  +   1157d ago
Sony will not bring back Backwards Compatibility. They just found a new business model, remastered oldies!
M-A-R-S-H-A-L-L  +   1157d ago
Oh darn. This got my hopes up for a minute there. :(
50Terabytespersec  +   1157d ago
read article it was mistake!
Kain81  +   1157d ago
i have read it, it was updated after my comment...so i didn´t know that it was a mistake...jeezzzz is that why i got so many diagrees???
Crazyglues  +   1157d ago
Ok, now your talking, I will indeed pick this up if true..

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meganick  +   1157d ago
Sony could add PS2 functionality to every PS3 with a simple firmware update. They just choose not to because they want the extra income from PS2 sales.
Aarix  +   1157d ago
I dont think so. As far as my knowledge the "emotion engine" is needed to power the emulation. But that's not in all the ps3's
YoungMoney  +   1158d ago
I knew it! I knew they would use software or a Sony app.
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Cheeseknight28  +   1157d ago
What in the world would be the point in all the HD collections if they are just going to add PS2 support back in?

That'd be like flushing money down the toilet. Sony's a business and they will always do business in the mind of maximum profit while balancing maximum consumer satisfaction. Consumers are satisfied with HD remakes and those make them a lot more money than re-implementing PS2 support.
Madusha  +   1158d ago
I have a PS2 as well. Problem solved...and it's like $50 now? I'm sure you could get a used and good-condition one for like $20 =)
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Kain81  +   1158d ago
I have no room for all my Consoles under my TVs, so i appreciate it.
Btw i have my PSone and PS2 consoles, but i dont have them, connected to my TVs.
Btw i did not diagree with you, cause you are right too, its more a Personal preferences...
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Aarix  +   1157d ago
You WANT ps2 on ps3. You want to use your ps3 controller, you WANT to use your harddrive for online and YOU WANT unlimited memory
Rama26285  +   1158d ago
Surely this would be more mainstream news if true?? This is what people have been asking for for years, surely it at least deserves an official announcement??
Aloren  +   1158d ago
Maybe it's too little too late. Really, 5 years after launch, when HD collections are announced every week... this announcement is not as meaningful as it would have been even just a year ago.
CNXN  +   1158d ago
o fuck off really... i just bought a new one like a month ago damn better be software update and emulate
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hot111  +   1158d ago
This is just a bad translation.
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wotta  +   1158d ago
I've contacted Sony but I feel this may be bad translation as looking back on other models on the same site shows the same statement.
Krew_92  +   1158d ago
As much as I hope this is true, I very much doubt this would happen. I would love to use my PS3 to play some old school Ratchet and Clank!
slugboss  +   1157d ago
I'd be impressed with sony if they ever brought it back. If Nintendo has taught me anything, it is when its gone they'll sale it to you later.
Sonicramit  +   1158d ago
Babel fish translates as

"* This product “play station 2” has not had the compatibility of the private software."

So I guess no B/C compatibility :(
mcstorm  +   1158d ago
Well if this is true then it will P alot of PS fans off unless they make it available to all consoles.

I if this is true they need to make sure they upgrade the other ps3's to play PS2 games. If they dont then I will really start to lose faith in Sony's PS3 as to me they keep adding thing and removing things but depends on which model you have depends on what you have/dont have which I think is wrong for the console business as the Idea of the games console is to have the same apps/devices no matter which version of the console you buy.
godsinhisheaven  +   1158d ago
Ah god damn it what about my slim ?
Fishy Fingers  +   1158d ago
If true I assume the PS2 is nearing the end, perhaps another year of support. They won't have or want to juggle 4 consoles once the PS4 arrives.
Krew_92  +   1158d ago
With the recent news of WWE not supporting any future games on PS2 it might make your statement true, but then again they wont support the PSP anymore either so it would also make your statement false since the PSP is not going to stop being supported anytime soon. But this might just be a one time thing form THQ so we all might be wrong!
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TheEatingChampagne  +   1158d ago
No way lol Sony likes to sell those so called "Remastered PS2 Games" because it makes money
Habylab  +   1158d ago
No it won't, been pointed out on the japanese site it says this for everyone of the different ps3's
Neko_Mega  +   1158d ago
I don't see it happening, but it would be a good timing if they did. PS2 has like one or so games left coming out for it and this could get people to go to PS3.

But so far I don't see any of this being true, the so called PS3 they are talking about isn't listed to play any PS2 games on Japanese stores/Online Stores.
Apotheosize   1158d ago | Bad language | show
jokia005  +   1158d ago
i can read Japanese and it says that doesnt have compatibility.
bad translation.
Samus HD  +   1157d ago
AND ITS TOO LATE
Orion  +   1158d ago
It's a bad translation. Google Translate is not good for japanese. Whenever you translate from JP, do as I do: separate the characters into structures. It's not easy, but little by little you get the real meaning:

※ This product, "PlayStation 2"
Not equipped with dedicated software is compatible with.

This was the result of separating the word PlayStation 2 from the rest :) Please note the "NOT" in the sentence.
Dlacy13g  +   1158d ago
"If" this were true it would make Sony one of the worst flip flopping companies of all time. I mean seriously... Backwards compatiblity is in....its out...its back in! Talk about F'ING your consumers of the 120gb slims.
Styxoric  +   1158d ago
If true, i might have to sell my slim and get this one.
nitrogav  +   1158d ago
Could be a very clever ploy from Sony if that's true . How do we get thousands of fans to buy the new version with new copy protection installed ? . Stick PS2 backwards compatability in that's how !! . Clever when you stop and think .
plmkoh  +   1158d ago
Errrr...... it says it DOESN'T have the COMPATIBILITY to play PS2.

"本製品は、「プレイステーション 2」専用ソフトウェアとの互換性を有しておりません。 "

Note the "互換性" says compatibility and "有しておりません。" means it doesn't have.

How do I know? Well let's just say I've studied 5 years of university Japanese.

Trust me, this article is bogus because google translation is bogus.
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beast242tru  +   1158d ago
i dnt see this happening too many hd remakes and consumers are loving it plus sony is looking to make more money not loose buy never know like people were saying ps2 is soon out of production mabe if this is true it would be great but no announcement on something bigg like this soo most likely not tru
Jihaad_cpt  +   1158d ago
If you bought a slim recently and this one does have backward compatibility tough luck guys grow up. Why the fuck do you people insist in acting like spoilt brats.
joeyisback  +   1158d ago
fkkk just got a new slim last week fk
WitWolfy  +   1157d ago
I dont really care, got tired on waiting for Sony to re release the BC function to the PS3. Then I went out found me a 60GB BC console, but barely used the feature to play PS2 games anyways. Most people just want the feature, but will probably never use it.

Most of just like the idea of being able to play PS2 games on PS3. Then brag to say "yes it really does do everything". Just to piss off other console owners for good measure
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zero_gamer  +   1157d ago
I play PS2 games on my 60GB and 20GB PS3s on a regular basis.
Simco876  +   1157d ago
My heart skipped a beat, then I saw it was fake... this should be removed!
zero_gamer  +   1157d ago
One text translator on the web gave me this:

This product is a "PlayStation 2" and not equipped with dedicated software compatibility.

lol lol lol lol lol
evildanser  +   1157d ago
take this useless news from the main page please!?
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