New PS3 model does not have PS2 backwards compatibility

Neowin has updated their article on the new PS3 model having backwards compatibility:

"This looks to be a mistake with the translation, after all.

Member anemone states that the correct translation is as follows:

'This product is not compabile with "PlayStation 2" proprietary software.'

Furthermore, different translation tools give similar results to the above.

Bing gives 'This product compatible with PlayStation 2-only software has not.' and Yahoo's BabelFish gives 'This product “play station 2” has not had the compatibility of the private software.'.

There you have it, nothing to see here. Move along."

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lil Titan2311d ago

me looking at that picture, i honestly forgot PS2 had a disc tray

zootang2311d ago (Edited 2311d ago )

Yeah, disc trays seem so dated now.


What did I do?


Even the Wii has slot loading and you know you are in an old car when it has a disc tray. Well the majority of NEW devices have slot loading for discs.

Kon2311d ago

I see what you did there.

kingdoms2311d ago (Edited 2311d ago )

As a ps fan?

98 percent of players have trays how does 2 percent of devices with loaders make trays seem dated? Disk loading is decades old. Slot loading was not mass adopted because there are greater risks for operational issues.


LOL disagrees. When ps3 launched there was a whole shipment of ps3s in Asia with slot loading issues where the disc was stuck in the ps3. Sony recalled them and when the media started reporting on it Sony had the story pulled 3 hours after it was reported; on some online news company.

Caleb_1412311d ago

It came across that you were ribbing the 360, but either way disc trays are dated.

Phantasm2311d ago

Both tray and sloted loading technology is dated. Yes, slot loading has been around for decades in car audio. I had an Alpine back in the 80's, and currently have another Alpine in my 4Runner.

As for trays... Most blu-ray players use the tray method, quite simple because they are more reliable. Oppo makes the best blu-ray players in the world, and they use trays.

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Raven_Nomad2311d ago

Of course it doesn't have backwards compatibility. Sony isn't stupid, if people are forking over cash for games from last generation then it helps their bottom line out.

It's just smart business.

phoenixdown2311d ago

just like microsoft and xbox live right?

Raven_Nomad2311d ago

Why bring up Microsoft? Umadbro?

In reality they are totally different things, Microsoft never dangled free XBL in front of us. Sony said backwards compatibility would be a function of the PS3. They decided in a move to make money to take it out of the consoles, even though technically the PS3 can emulate PS2 games with ease.

So it's a money making decision and that's all there is to it.

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HeavenlySnipes2311d ago

Already have a PS3, I have FFXII that I really want to replay, but my PS2 is broken. Rather wait for the inevitable FF collection

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Tuxedo_Mask2311d ago

There is no guarantee that there will be a FF HD collection, and rather than buy HD collections you can always just buy another PS2 since they're really cheap now. If you have a lot of PS2 games it really isn't a bad idea.

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Max_Dissatisfaction2311d ago

Of course not, how will sony keep cashing in on HD re-releases otherwise?

Silly gameAr2311d ago

Seems to be getting pretty popular, because HD re-releases are spreading to a console near you.

Nes_Daze2311d ago

I still have my old PS2, probably the most reliable console I've ever played games on judging from all the things it has gone through. Therefore, I have no need for BC, I have a PS3 for PS3 games after all..

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