The PlayStation 3 Slim doesn't play PS2 games. "Note: This product is not compatible with PlayStation 2 games," reads the release.
...I'm really happy about the price cut for some of my friends that still don't have and want a PS3. But as a current PS3 owner, I'm fairly disappointed that they didn't announce universal backwards compatibility with PS2 titles, in-game voice chat or an updated video store with a monthly fee, like Netflix on the 360.
...Normal PS3's dont Either, They will announce an update if that was the case.
I own a 360 and have been waiting for some really good reasons for me to buy a PS3. The big 3 on my list are: Price drop, more exclusive games I'm interested in (like Heavy Rain), and backwards-compatibility. I still have a bunch of PS2 and PS1 games sitting around my house and to not be able to play them on a brand-new console is a major drag. I'll have to wait until Heavy Rain comes out and flattens us all with its awesomeness.
...can you honestly say that BC wasn't anticipated? Have you forgotten of the patents Sony just recently filed for a PS2 emulator or the talk about PS2 games on the PlayStation Store. Please, as a current PS3 owner, these were the things that I was anticipating.
I don't get it, you have a bunch of PS2 and PS1 games laying around your house, but you don't have a PS2 system? seriously, why is this such a demanded feature? I have played one PS2 game on my launch PS3 and that was GoW II....but I also still have my PS2. If everyone is so geeked to play PS2 games, then go buy a PS2 for $99 (or find it cheaper), you are obviously not ready for "next gen".
My PS2 crapped out on me a couple years ago and I haven't bothered to get a new one coz I figured I would eventually get a PS3 when the time was right. There's no way I'm ever selling my old Silent Hill, Resident Evil, or Fatal Frame games. BC is a preferred feature for me simply because I'd like playing older games without having to dig out an old console from the basement in order to play them. As for not being ready for "next gen", you may be right. I should probably worry about getting a half-way decent TV first...
That's it? That's the only attack you have? Too bad. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Then you figured wrong . Seriously i dont get , as a big ps2 player (thought mostly rpgs) how one stay without a ps2 "just hoping" it will be back again on ps3 . It cost nothing be it used or new , and it's not like it ever played every ps2 games perfectly yet anyway . Maybe someday it will happens , (imo most likely through reselling ps2 titles on store for ps3 owners ) but no reason to miss great ps2 games meanwhile
I hardly used it for PS2 games. But I still have my launched PS2 console with me which I sometimes play GT4. The PS3 will have PS2 BC later on through software emulation, but it might only come when Sony discontinue the PS2.
In a future update people! It's coming don't worry, sony always satisfy their fans and im sure they've thought about this one
Do u play GT4 with the GT Wheel, by Logitech? That will plus the Wheel Stand Pro are the best combination for making GT the Real Driving Simulator. I have it and is 100% different experience than just the dualshock, and is PS2, PS3 compatible (USB)
I'm sure they're just waiting for the PS2 to leave the major markets ( They'll probably keep up production for a while for South America and Central Asian). Once they start to cut back on PS2 production we'll see this backward comparability returned. But it probably wont be on the table for about a year. So waiting for it would be pointless.
Two of the three games you mentioned are PS1 games, which the PS3 still plays. As for the PS2 games, if you don't have the $100 to buy a new one, just dump the bios from your old one and you can legally play your PS2 games on a PC emulator. There's no reason or excuse to troll like you're doing in this topic.
its funny to read the posts of all the sony defenders who dismiss the importance of BC i am going to laugh in a couple of years when the playstation 4 is not bc with the playstation 3. defend sony all you want, but this lack of bc sucks. its bad for gamers.. specially gamers like me who collect and play old games all the time. that said the slim looks sweet. peace @piratethom I dont know what i would do because i dont know what options Sony had. However, you assume and/or heard that Sony needed to cut the emulator and/or the emotion engine to cut costs. But perhaps the truth is that sony did that because the playstation 2 was making lots of money (something they probably did not expect. remember that the ps 1 did not make much money after the ps 2 came out). So they just said lets eliminate bc screw the gamer and make more money..is that a possibility? @ikkok just because you do not use it does not mean that i dont like using it. is BC something you rather not have included in your consoles? @thanatos im sorry i did not have $600.00 when the thing was released. good for u.
Hehehe... my PS3 can play PS2 games.
Of course the lack of backwards compatibility is bad for gamers, however, here's the problem - everyone wanted them to reduce the price of the PS3, so they had a choice, keep the PS2 hardware and take further losses or rework the hardware without the extra hardware and eventually make the console cheaper. It's not like they didn't have backwards compatible PS3s or stopped them without warning, people demanded price cuts, 60 and 20GB PS3s were still in the channel, the software BC 80GB was in the channel until recently, what would you do?
I have the original 60GB PS3 and HARDLY play any of my PS2 games. Why? After playing at 720p+ graphics I may get a random urge to play one of my old PS2 games. So I'll fire it up, and be like, "oh this is nostalgic" and half an hour later I'll be irked with the graphics or bored with the gameplay aspects of a last-gen game and put it back onto my shelf of "oldy but goody" games and let it cure for another few years before I get that same urge to play it again...Seriously there are downloadable games on the PSN that are better than some of my PS2 classics.
LMAO I got a PS3 that plays PS2 titles. Played SOTC on it last week. BC will come soon via firmware. If you didn't want to wait you should have bought a BC model when they were easy to get. To be honest I am getting a slim regardless. I still have 2 PS2s in my house and the living room needs a PS3 for the family. The one in my room is off limits.
they will releasae remastered ps2 games on psn. Doing it that way will make the titles be individually taylored to play instead of relying on a single fw to try and accomplish this. It also would let sony make $$ off the dlc rather than not get anything from the sale of second hand titles. Each game will basically encompass its own patched emu to make it work on the ps3. Sorry to those wanting to just simply pop in your old school discs. This method is more specific and could lead to better performance for the re-release dlc. All signs are pointing to this end result from what i can gather. I am sure there will be more info about sony games on demand at tgs (hopefully) or e3 next year.
and the one and only time I used it was for God of War 2. I have never used it since even though I own around 300+ PS2 and PS1 titles. My son still plays PS2 and 1 titles from time to time but he does it on one of the three PS2's we own.
Hmmpph... Well that just too bad. I'm still hanging on my theory about ps2 BC coming back after the ps2 finishes it's life cycle. And as of now this MAKES MY PS3 60Gb EVEN MORE VALUABLE!!! LOL!!!
You dont say >_> Duh
fanboys are effin retarded xbox doesnt play ps2 games , so don't buy an xbox and they are so stupid they wont even get the meaning of what i just said
tokyo game show is next
I've put 2 PS2 games in my PS3. ICO & SOTC, other than BC is not a big deal & X Game chat is patented by MSoft. If you buy a PS3 with the right games you wont even think about BC. Ya'll act like you'll put a PS1 or PS2 game in a PS3 and all of a sudden it becomes a PS3 game. Nope its the same game from 5, 8, 10 years ago. Play B3yond, not Behind....
Yes, but Sony should give users the option. I'd be far more willing to buy a PS3 if I knew I could play my older Sony games on it. I still played a bunch of PS1 games on my PS2, after all.
well more like 6 but the year is not up yet there is still a chance for it tgs is not far off
play ps1 games on the ps3, as all versions of the ps3 have backward compatibility with the ps1. It's only ps2 games that are not available on all systems right now.
why would you buy a ps3 to play ps2 games? are you as dumb as an xbot? i can understand that you would need to buy a crapbox 3fixme to play your orignal crapbox games because a.) M$ already discontinued the original crapbox (after 4 years) and b.) because there are no games to play on the 3fixme (aside from some DLC).. LMAO!!!!
For someone who that worked a whole summer to get a PlayStation 3, and is getting the PlayStation Slim. I'll have to say that your not smart. Basically, your telling me that because I sold my PlayStation 2 for a PlayStation 3 - also putting in some of my summer money. It isn't cool to want BC with the newest PlayStation 3. Because if I want to play PS2 games, I should just buy another PlayStation 2. Really, smart statement.
In other words, its useless. Just like it's big, fat brother.
if you want a ps3 buy one. dont make excuses....
If you want a ps3 go out and buy one without backwards compatibility that a perfect excuse to NOT BUY ONE.
Honestly, I'm just waiting for the PS3 to really start humping my face over the stuff that interests me. And this price drop is definately a step in the right direction. It's not a question of if I'll buy one, but when.
Well Rockox maybe your'll get one when they put backwards compatibility back on ps3 and PS3 slim.
I'm O.K about the price cut I am very piss about ps3 not having backwards compatibility sony are beginning to look like a bunche crooks.
Sounds like Rockox is making excuses. You can't beat $299 for a PS3. NO EXCUSES PEOPLE!
Bubbles for your Cain avatar. Henry Cain is creep-tastic.
What if the price isn't the deciding factor? With each hardware revision comes a price cut along with removed features. Nobody asked Sony to remove b/c. I also missed the online petitions to remove 2 usb ports and all the memory card reader ports. The piano black finish and chrome accents weren't that offensive to me along with millions of other PS3 owners either. People have been asking for a less expensive PS3 since day one. This shouldn't be confused with Sony offering a stripped down version of what they originally envisioned or promised. -Death
If you want to play PS2 games, buy a PS2. I hear they are pretty cheap these days. You guys wanted a price cut, well here it is...for the fat model as well.
They can apply b/c in a future firmware update. Why would they do this to the slim ps3 and then shaft the remaining models that don't have it? they're gonna make it possible in the future for every ps3 owner to have b/c.
WHEN! the future is too long to wait for b/c we want it yesterday.
I thought there was a fireware update in the future that will fix the BC issue for all PS3s. I'm willing to bet that the 3.0 firmware update will address the BC issue.....Hopefully.
And I am hope your right.
It will when PS2 Emu Software (via Cell/RSX) is released.
I haven't played any PS2 games on it in over a year. I don't think Sony will release an emulator to play PS2 games on PS3 until PS2 sells start to die down. PS2 is still selling 100k+ a month in the US and they are profiting off of it. I think they should focus on PS3 features instead of BC.
Seriously if you want to play PS2 games then get a PS2. You get a PS3 to play PS3 games so just stop complaining.
Would you stop that I am never getting a ps2 that is why alot of people got a ps3 for ps2 games and ps3 games.
BC IS NOT HAPPENING EVER! GET OVER IT! http://arstechnica.com/gami...
oh snap that really sucks
Dread it will happen we just have to wait it out.
I bet Sony will some time in 2010 sell a PS2 Emulator at the PSN store and will charge probably around $25 for it.
I'm not buying a Wii or Xbox 360 until they have PS2 BC.
Hell, I want my Dreamcast BC NOW! WTF, Sony? :)
its ok....my $499 fat loser ps3 don't have it either...shame
...at the moment. I think we'll see some BC added at some point. Add that to the price drop and it might be the last incentive needed for PS2 owners to finally upgrade.
This is one of the reasons why I'm glad I was an early PS3 adopter.... even though I had to pay a premuim price for a launch 60GB PS3, BC has always been important to me, and I still play some PS2 games (and occassionally PS1 games) on my PS3 from time to time. It's a lot more convenient to just be able to play your entire PS1, PS2, and PS3 game library on one console, but anyone even remotely interested in a PS3 should already have a PS2 anyways, so the PS3 not having BC shouldn't be that big of an issue.
Don't buy it people, it will be 199.99 soon they will bring out a 250 gig PS3 slim for 299.99 soon
I usually don't care about BC, but due to a recent urge to play past Metal Gear Solid games, I gotta say that I hope they add a firmware update that adds BC.
I have the launch console which does play PS2 games... Works like a real nice!
Nobody (or close) play ps2 games anymore, we have too much ps3 good games too play.
Ahahaha, no. I still play PS2 games, and I'm still waiting for PS3 games.
only dumbfk would want to buy a ps3 to play ps2 games on a fkn HD tv. make a whole lot of sense
The PS2 does. Jeez.
C'mon people, I doubt any of you bought or will buy a PS3 to play PS2 games. PS3 is a next gen console, so if you want to play PS2 games, buy a PS2. For those who bought a PS3, but want to play their old PS2 games too, should had done the smart decision, and that is save money to buy a PS3, instead of selling or trading your PS2.
I have a BC 60 gig PS3 and I have never had the urge once in two years to play a PS2 game, and I was a huge PS2 fan. Once I played Uncharted and Heavenly Sword, PS2 games were eradicated from my memory. I remember when people were pissed that the 360 was only BC with Halo 1 and 2, so they rushed an update to fix it and the 200 hundred or so BC games were barely playable on it. Worse yet, some of the best Xbox games weren't even included on the update, but people got over it, or chose to forget about it. I promise you it won't be the issue that all of you are making it out to be. Just keep your damn PS2 and get over it.
everyone owns a ps2.
No they don't, some people never even played a ps2 yet and was planing on buying a ps3 for ps2 games and ps3 games also but with no b/c on ps3 their not going to buy it now in tell sony bring back b/c fully to the ps3.