Breaking News: 73% of PS2 titles to work on PS3

1,782 of the 2,451 available PS2 titles compatible with PS3 at launch.
Sony has made available the complete list of PS2 and PSOne titles that are backwardly compatible with the upcoming PS3, revealing that 1,782 of the 2,451 European published titles will work out of the box. That figure represents 72 per cent of the total PS2 catalogue.

As is reported on unofficial Sony blog Threespeech, the figure is well in excess of the 1,200 number previously hinted at. It was also confirmed that as previously reported, users will have to download the latest firmware patch to make sure their machines are able to run the listed software.

However, included in this number are numerous titles that Sony claims will run with 'minor' or 'noticeable' issues. Big games amongst this category include Metal Gear Solid 3, Final Fantasy XII, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and the recent versions of Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer and EA's FIFA series.

"Our engineers have been working overtime, and have succeeded in delivering a significant number of playable PS2 titles for the European launch," SCEE president David Reeves stated.

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D R Fz4760d ago

That's real good news for ps3 gamers. The higher the compatibility ratio the better. Now the quality of ps2 games on the ps3 must be improved and the issues worked out. That would make me a happier gamer.

r10004760d ago

but i don't know if that's a PS issue... at that point it's comes down to the TV you have i believe... SD or HD

maybe i'm wrong...

none the less it's good news...

Bathyj4760d ago

One month of worrying for nothing. Told you'se.

BIadestarX4760d ago

Is devil may cry on the BC list?

techie4760d ago (Edited 4760d ago )

Holy Cow that's a good number. Didn't I tell you that 1/8 news article was BS. 73% ps2 and 99% ps1 equals 93% BC. Sweeet.

And yes Devil May Cry 1,2,3 are BC on there. Stop being factious

Wonder what noticeable issues means though...

ps. all my games are covered. Except that POP the two thrones and Okami have "noticable issues"

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