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Sony: We Said No PS2 B/C For The PS3, And We Meant It

Ah well, perhaps we were hoping for too much. Sony did change their minds concerning their view of the force feedback option as a "last-gen feature" - yep, we got the Dual Shock 3 now - so we thought Sony might backtrack again on the backwards compatibility debate.

Several recent rumors began to support the idea that Sony might be wavering on their initial claim, the one that said they want to focus on the future and continue to keep PS2 b/c out of the PS3. Some sources claimed Sony was searching for PS2 emulation possibilities (the PS3 can play PS1 games, but it can no longer support PS2 software), but according to an e-mail they sent in reply to TheKoalition, this just isn't true. Here's the message that kills the speculation:

"When we removed backwards compatibility from PS3, we said that it would not be coming back as our priority was to make great next generation games. I am not sure where you are getting your information from, but at no point did we say that there would be some sort of emulation being brought to PS3. At no point has this strategy changed and therefore I can tell you that there are no plans to bring back backwards compatibility to PS3. I think you will agree that the list of 1st party exclusive games for PS3 is growing quickly and the quality of them is great. Games such as LittleBigPlanet, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, Resistance 2, GT5: Prologue and the up-coming Killzone 2 show that we are very serious about bringing exciting, innovative and fun games to PS3."

Bah. Oh well, that's why those of us with extensive PS2 libraries have a PS2 sitting next to the PS3, right? If you don't, we strongly suggest picking up one of those slim, sleek PS2s for only $130; it's a purchase you won't regret if you still love to play your old games. And when Sony said PS2 b/c for the PS3 was gone, they meant it.

1/26/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (84 posts)

NightHawk17
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:19:06 PM
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Honestly people have no one to blame but their selves, they complained about the price of the PS3 so SONY found a means to drop it. At least the system is still Top notch, with more gigs i might add.
*Hugs Day 1 American 60 gig*

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Akuma07
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:37:50 PM

Proud 60GB owner.

i dont know much about the matter, but honestly, how much would it cost to be able to play ps2 games?
all it would take is an emulater program. they only run off dvds dont they?
the ps3 can play dvds. i would have thought playing a ps1 game would have been alot tougher.

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Bill_Clinton_
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:08:12 AM

totatly agree with you buddy???

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djjake
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:45:48 PM

i wish i had a 60gb, but at the time i didn't want anything the ps3 offered

really want backwards compat, and so do a lot of my friends, only just finding out about how mgs is amazing from mgs4 i wanted to get 2 and 3 but i can't :(

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Zorigo
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:37:12 PM

got friends who are day-1-ers. the bunch of braggin bigots; aside from that, i don't have ps2 games, and my sisters have LBP, Burnout and simpsons, they're sort of fine.

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Itdoesntmatter
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:23:47 PM
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I'm proud to have a 60GB ;)

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www
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:24:22 AM

like me!

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Orvisman
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 9:26:13 AM

Me too!

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kidgrid
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:52:21 AM

DAMN ALL 3 OF YOU!

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Arvis
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:15:01 AM

*keeps quiet about his own lovely 60gb system*

-Arvis

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city96
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:24:26 PM

Me too. they have a better black finish, memory card slots, 4 usbs, B/C, and better hardware fans

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Zorigo
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:38:14 PM

Stop Bragging

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Fane1024
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:33:07 PM

The only thing that bugs me about by 60Gb (now 500 Gb) launch system is that it runs much louder and hotter than the 40 Gb (now 160 Gb) system I bought for my father.

That, and the fact that it doesn't have any USB ports in the rear (not that any do, but they should).

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somethingrandom
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:10:36 PM

I might fire up a PS2 game in my sleek 60GB right now...

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kreate
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:21:47 PM

i have 2 60GB ps3. if people are going to complain. why didnt they buy it when it was available? retards.

60GB ps3 also dropped to 500 later on.
that's 100 dollar more than now.
they even had the 20GB ps3 for even lower price.
what gives?

i was going to wait on the price drop but i heard sony will discontinue it. i went and bought the 60GB and overkilled Resistance1 and patiently waited for more games to come out.

I also bought a xbox360 at the time to play gears of war and other minor xbox exclusive titles.

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Qubex
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:32:44 PM
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*Qubex hugs his 60gb Ps3 too*

Q!

"i Am Home"

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Zorigo
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:38:37 PM

come one, no bragging rights were given.

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city96
Thursday, January 29, 2009 @ 3:31:02 PM

We gotta make HOME Club
RED BULL IS OUT! and farcry2

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BikerSaint
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:33:07 PM
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AWWWW WTF?????
If it's true, then that really sucks cause I need to find more switching units to add my future PS3 & 360 consoles to(I've got all ten jacks, plus an additionalold 5-in-1 switcher unit hooking up most of my consoles A/Vcomponents already.)

HEY Sony, damned shame< I would've really loved to add another + to your sales sheets but now you won't be getting my $500 at all.
You just gave me no choice but to buy my future BC 60GB PS3 from one of those hoarding re-sellers.

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pavlovic
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 8:56:39 AM

The PS3 no longer costs $500.



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Zorigo
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:39:40 PM

a ps3 is just a ps3.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:35:57 PM

@ pavlovic

The 160 Gb system MSRP is $500.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:33:16 PM
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Makes sense, they are expecting PS2 to start to die soon so I'm sure Sony just wants to attract people to the new generation since that's where the AAA software will be.

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Douchebaguette
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:53:15 PM
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In a way, all those who are moaning about no PS2 b/c are silly; why the hell would you want to play those old PS2 games when there is BETTER, NEW GEN games out there FOR THE PS3? Thats exactly what i'd think if i had a 60GB with a bunch of PS2 games. As long as they have a great PS3 line up [which they do], i'll be fine.

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BikerSaint
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:21:56 PM

All us lacking a PP3 with b/c are silly, huh?
Your comment just proves that what they say about self-absorbed putz's that assume are true!

If you put your glasses on, just maybe you will be able to actually read my first post above. WTF, even Stevie Wonder could see why at least one of us, has a serious need for B/C on my future PS3 purchase.

And another thing, I buy up to 10-15 used games for multiple consoles at one time & don't always have the time to play most of them till very much later on(as if it's any of your f*cking business).

So next time,why don't you try spewing out that stupid assumption for someone who really give's a sh*t...,
because SON, I surely don't!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:41:35 PM

Because some of the great games on PS2 are worth playing again. (You didn't know that?)

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Akuma07
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:41:48 PM

biker. calm down.

this persons comment really does show that their name "douchebagette" was chosen for a reason.

he obviously didnt read Bens article on gaming nostalgia.

shit, id rather sit here for hours and play FF7 then play resistance 2.
i love them both btw =]

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Kevadu
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:43:53 AM

Good games are good games. I don't care what system they're on. Heck, I'm still buying new PS2 games even though I have a PS3. I can't understand how somebody could think that having a PS3 eliminates the need to play PS2 games. You'll miss out on some great games that way (Persona 4 comes to mind).

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Douchebaguette
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:29:09 AM

Alright guys, i would like to reply to you straight, but i don't know how;

@BikerSaint - Now, you know why i didn't read your first post? CAUSE I DIDN'T BOTHER READING ANYBODY ELSE'S COMMENT. I HAD NO TIME. The comment wasn't to you anyway. Also, i said, "In a way", at the start, "IN A WAY". "IIINN AAAA WAAAYY".

@Kevadu - Yeh, well i didn't know that not having a b/c eliminates the need to actually buy a PS3 [i know many people that didn't buy a PS3 because of that one reason, and ended up buying a damn Wii & a 360], hence why i said "silly".

@Akuma07 - Yes, i am pretty much what my name says on the tin, but hey, i think you're one too. And yes, i did read that article. Nostalgia is [arguably] a good thing but remember, PS3 is preparing experiences for us in the future, and we'll all be longing for those high & mighty PS3 games back in the day aswell.

@ WorldEndsWithMe - Of course they're worth playing AGAIN, but what i'm really trying to say here that -- once you someone has a PS3, i think that person would be too busy playing PS3 games, and that those who won't buy a PS3 for the sake to play PS2 games on that system are silly. At least get a PS2 for it. --

{^That statement is literally what i was aiming to say in the first place}

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I realise how my first comment was presented badly so you all easily misunderstood what i was actually trying to say. If the edit button was still there, i'd change it. I apologize. BUT, CAAALLMM DOOOWN, PPEOPPLE. Or die.


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ps92117
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:12:18 PM
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60gig here

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Itdoesntmatter
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:32:04 PM
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Honestly, I have a 60GB and I boot up a PS2 every 6 months for 5mins.....with all the great games available now, who has the time to play the current and the past? (unless you wish to pass on the current)

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SPS3
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:44:47 AM

I'm with you docpain!

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Arvis
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:29:00 AM

I don't know, I've pretty into Suikoden V lately. I'm about 40 hours or so in...

-Arvis

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food86
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:33:13 PM
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mine died a week ago...rip 60gig you will be missed

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Akuma07
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:42:44 PM

cause of death?

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www
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 9:15:44 AM

yea cause of death? cause ma 60 gig's still breathing.

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N a S a H
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:13:48 AM

Probably Firmware update.

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city96
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:30:28 PM

Neva thought id hear about the death of sumones PS3

it must be relly sad being you

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Phoelix
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:36:11 PM
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We should hold a silent vigil outside the Sony building in Japan.

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fundando
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:42:06 PM
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The good thing is they are putting a strong focus on getting some great games out.

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Fatcat3788
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:09:32 AM
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Considering these QUALITY PS3 games are mostly sequels who'se prior games were on PS2 I still think that is a DUMB MOVE... -.- I have the 60gb and I love the B/C I am going to dread the day when I need a new PS3. Thank goodness Sony isn't Microsoft.

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dveisalive
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:37:19 AM
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Ps2 is a legend in sales but Sony needs to promote their shiny black box even more!

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OU812
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:52:58 AM
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Personally, never needed b/c for my ps3. I got my 80 but never took much advantage of it. I still play wit my ps2 once in a while; old metal gear, splinter cell series and racing. Just firing up my old archic systems brings a childish feeling back again.
Anybody up for F-Zero??

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Zeppo
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:26:28 AM
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Well the b/c was really useful when all there was to play was resistance, but I really don't use it anymore (I'm not even sure where my old games are anymore) So I guess I could part with it for the right offer.... anybody want to drop a grand on a day one 320gb ps3? ;)

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:39:31 AM
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if you wanna play ps2 games, pick up a freaking ps2 system, simple and easy and guess what guys? it doesn't use so much power like the ps3 does and it will not use the ps3's life span. smart choice.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:04:47 AM
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Well i've got mine on my PS3 so F**k You!!!! :D

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xnonsuchx
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:48:04 AM
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Ah! So the PS4 will have it!!! ;-)

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Douchebaguette
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:52:16 AM
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Alright guys, i would like to reply to you straight, but i don't know how;

@BikerSaint - Now, you know why i didn't read your first post? CAUSE I DIDN'T BOTHER READING ANYBODY ELSE'S COMMENT. I HAD NO TIME. The comment wasn't to you anyway. Also, i said, "In a way", at the start, "IN A WAY". "IIINN AAAA WAAAYY".

@Kevadu - Yeh, well i didn't know that not having a b/c eliminates the need to actually buy a PS3 [i know many people that didn't buy a PS3 because of that one reason, and ended up buying a damn Wii & a 360], hence why i said "silly".

@Akuma07 - Yes, i am pretty much what my name says on the tin, but hey, i think you're one too. And yes, i did read that article. Nostalgia is [arguably] a good thing but remember, PS3 is preparing experiences for us in the future, and we'll all be longing for those high & mighty PS3 games back in the day aswell.

@ WorldEndsWithMe - Of course they're worth playing AGAIN, but what i'm really trying to say here that -- once you someone has a PS3, i think that person would be too busy playing PS3 games, and that those who won't buy a PS3 for the sake to play PS2 games on that system are silly. At least get a PS2 for it. --

{^That statement is literally what i was aiming to say in the first place}

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I realise how my first comment was presented badly so you all easily misunderstood what i was actually trying to say. If the edit button was still there, i'd change it. I apologize. BUT, CAAALLMM DOOOWN, PPEOPPLE. Or die. Slowly. In a fire. I love you all.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:50:23 PM

Maybe if you had read through some of the posts the first time, then maybe your first post wouldn't have come out sounding so condesending....like "I got mine, so screw those who don't".

Whatever!

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laksh
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:57:31 AM
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somewhere deep down, a part of me refuses to believe the ps3 will never get ps2 b/c.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:39:10 AM
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What idiots the PS2 was a LEGEND.

When we and my friends where lil kids nothing was cooler then the PS2. My friend mike got one the first day and we where simply stunned at the realism of it. It was revolutionary for its time and I was a HUGE Sony fan its whole cycle. It had an enormous library that could satisfy everyone. All you SE fans had great RPGS like FF, Kingdom Hearts, the list could go forever. For me it was GTA3 and GT3. Those games where changers of the industry. Hell the PS2 was even in many rap songs. Admit that not one of you sitting here dident love the PS2. You would be lieing.

Im sure removing BC on the best selling console of all time is a good plan. Jeez Sony I can why your dominating this gen.

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Alienange
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 5:14:57 AM
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No matter what they say now, I guarantee Sony will be selling a PS2 for your apartment in Home. It'll allow your friends to watch on as you flay Sephiroth.

@ BikerSaint - from the sound of your first post you don't have a PS3 or 360 yet but have still managed to have "ten jacks, plus an additionalold 5-in-1 switcher" filled up... From the sound of that you don't have time to play PS2 games... what the heck do you have hooked up that needs all those jacks??

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:12:56 PM

@ Akuma
Was thinking the same.
Anyways, that was my calm mode, lol. Most wouldn't want to see me on anger mode in person.
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@Douchebaguette,
<<<<CAUSE I DIDN'T BOTHER READING ANYBODY ELSE'S COMMENT. I HAD NO TIME. >>>>
Well, that's why the problem, you started talking about non-B/C people being silly, before you even knew why for some, and I'm one of those non b/c guys you lumped in all together. That's why the response!
Yeah, it was about money in the beginning when the 60 & 20GB'er's were out cause I didn't have any spare bucks to get one during that time. But now that I've got it, it's "ONLY" about needing more rear jacks to plug any new stuff into.
And BTW, "in a way" is NOT a disclaimer"
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@ Alienange,
You're right, I sure don't have as much time as I'd like to play all my games, cause I'm usually on my Harley or doing my club's biz.

But whenever I get a chance, I do play, alot. Just finished playing COD 2& 3 on my PS2, & decided to go back & play COD1 again on my old Xbox, also alternating it with PS2's Killzone1 too(I alternate games whenever I get stuck, that way, have some fresh thoughts on how to beat the level apon my return to it).

About my need for all the jacks, I've gotta home theatre system set-up, using a Sony A/V digital control surround center w/10 jacks in the back. But, most of my A/V components tied up most of the jacks,.........Sharp 32" TV, Sony dual dubbing cassette deck, a Realistic turntable for my vinyl collection, Sony 5-disc carousel DVD/CD player, a Samsung dual DVD/VHS recorder, with a Bose 10-cube surround sound speaker system, And a humungous Bose sub-woofer that needed to jacked too.
I've also got 9 gaming consoles that I tied into it with the few remaining jacks and a
5-in-1 splitter box into the A/V unit, my Jaguar, 3DO, Genisis, N64, Saturn, Dreamcast, PS1, PS2, & old Xbox. I put my PS1 away when I got the PS2, & now I'm going to have to put my Genisis away too just to free up some jacks when my PS3 Xbox purchases come later this year cause I haven't been able to find another 5-jack(or higher) splitter box. Well, at least oone that doesn't look like crap on my entertainment wall.
And to top it off, I don't even have an extra spot to even place any more components or console(but I'll figure out a way to cross that bridge too, after I get more gaming consoles, LOL).
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@ Blaiyan

I guess you're another one who didn't read my first comment, it's not just because I was hoping to pay cheaper for it, I didn't have the bucks to buy it when the B/C machines were out, so I've been waiting to see if the rumors that "Sony's going to add B/C or a emulator to their next batch of machine choices" were true or not.
I actually need B/C because I need extra plug-in jacks into my home theatre system. Right now I can't add anything else to "UNTIL" I can take other units off it, & that is exactly what I DON'T want to do. If I can get a B/C machine I can pack my PS2 away for safekeeping. Even then, I'll still need more jacks for when I get a 360 later this year too.

BTW, my PS2(fatty model) is just one of the 9 gaming consoles I have hooked up, & I've been playing "Killzone-1" all this week.
And since I'm still collecting games & consoles, I've got 95 PS games for it, & 532 PS1 games(original PS1), I'll be playing PS2 games for a long time. That's why "I" need B/C.

And since Sony just stated once again that they won't do B/C again, I'm planning to buy a "brand new" original 60GB'er from a reseller so I can get all that B/C & other extra stuff that it came with. Then the only thing I'll need left to do is put a much bigger hardrive in it.
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@ SaladFingers,
Yup, in total agreement with you, glad to see
I wasn't the only one that thought it was a crappy email!

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www
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:23:53 AM
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More than one persons have agreed with me that ps2 is slowing ps3 down,xbox has been stopped,MS are fully focusing on 360,ps2 is a classic 150 mill copies,enough with it,leave it be,it's ps3 NOW....dammit Sony!

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Blaiyan
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:30:53 AM
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Really don't care unless one day mines breaks. I bought a 60GB. If you wanted B/C you should have done the same or gotten an early 80GB. You wanted to play it cheap. Too bad for you. Stop Whining. You think when you get it you're going to play all these ps2 games but you won't. It's been 15 months and so far i've finished killzone (started on ps2) and God of War.

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crapreviews
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:47:17 AM
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Um duh... Sony had made a statement that they would keep making PS2's because they were still selling like crazy. I mean if you really wanna play PS2 games so bad then keep/get a PS2 and play PS2 games on your PS2.

Why buy a PS3 if all your going to do for the most part is play PS2 games?

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tanner1
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:53:41 AM
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I have a 60 gig & dont play ps2 games on it i have a ps2 for that so if anyone wants my 60 gig start bidding please ;)

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faraga
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 1:22:43 PM

my 40 gb for ur 60...?

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dfm078
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:34:19 AM
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One thing I know is that SONY states that american PS3 is ONLY 110V but it happens to RUN NORMALLY ON 220V w/o stepdown converter, so it wouldn't surprise me if in the long run they have full bc no matter how strong they deny it now.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:43:52 PM

What has voltage got to do with BC?

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isaya85
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 8:01:46 AM
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You actually dont have to spend $130 on a new slim line buy a used one for $59 at Gstp it'll probably last you a couple more years but how long do you expect to play PS2 when PS3 killer lineup is growing at a steady pace


PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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SubjectiveTruth
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 8:17:50 AM
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I think that it's more about the fact of it being there. I feel much more comfortable knowing that my PS3 is compatible with my PS2 games now that my fat PS2 is having real disc-drive problems. But I've still only really used it like 2-3 times for a total time count of maybe 30min at the most. Like I said, I think it makes people feel better just having it.

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 8:24:43 AM
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I think everyone was like "omg you paid 600 dollars for that pos?!? Get the 360!!!" Ok well for all the people that said that and NOW have a inferior PS3...who's laughing NOW! We the proud...the few...60gb launch day PS3 owners :) mwuahua...sorry I just love having to shove peoples faces in it. I mean I don't play any PS2 games on my PS3...but just knowing that I can...it's nice and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I use my PS2 still tho...cuz some of my games are imports/backups :) Another reason to love a Sony product.

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pavlovic
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 9:10:17 AM
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People wanted to pay less for a PS3... take B/C out and your costs will be lower. What else Sony could had taken out? BD? WiFi?

Almost every videogame player that I know has/had a PS2. None of those who have a PS3 plays PS2 games anymore.

Yes, nostalgia and everything... I have my RE and MGS collection closed and well stored, I'm not going back, I love to play and have a little time to do it, so I'll be playing new games in this short gaming periods.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 9:31:28 AM

Yes, they removed the PS2 chipset that provided backward compatability and replaced it with software emulation in some PS3s, so they already have the PS2 emulation software.

I'm betting Sony is secretively refining the emulation software, and when PS2 sales FINALLY stop Sony will include the emulation software in a system update... or sell it on the PSN store.

Even if they didn't, wouldn't it be possible to install a homebrew PS2 emulator on the PS3?

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Robochic
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 9:31:53 AM
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I'm happy to have my 20GIG launch console
But I agree with Pavlovic, people cry that the system is to expensive (which i don't think it is) so Sony removes a component due to probably research and usage on the console and people still complain. I paid over 400 bucks for my launch console and i still think it was a damn good investment and i still think the 399 price dag is damn worth it,why can't people see that.

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Joe_III
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:34:15 AM
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60GB here... been thinking of selling it since they're going for way more than they are new too...

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:06:01 AM
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How on earth do people manage with the 20GB! I have a 60GB (55GB really...CON!) but ive only got 10GB left :|

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ec0li
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:59:50 AM
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The fact that Sony makes a profit for every PS2 system sold is enough of a reason why Sony probably took away bc from the PS3. They sold around 7-8 mil PS2 for 2008. The PS2 gives Sony a constant profitable revenue stream and they're definitely not going to stop PS2 production especially during these times when they are posting billions of dollars in losses. When demand for PS2 is basically dead is when they'll probably start thinking about bc support on PS3 again. Ofcourse you'll start to see it first as downloadable PS2 games on PSN just like what Msft has been doing with their old XBOX games for Live.

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dfm078
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:31:33 PM

The only game I need from last generation is GoW2, my ps2 died before it went out and I couldn't play it yet...

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SaladFingers
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:29:33 PM
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Did that email from sony sound a bit snotty to any of you?

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Mystearica
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:13:58 PM
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Dang! Not complaining or anything - I do have 2 PS2... and 80+ games and library growing - so a PS3 backwards capability would give me more piece of mind in case my PS2 breaks (since PS3 won't be going away for a while)

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shaydey77
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:04:26 PM
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Im a proud 40 gig owner..found out two days later here that they were introducing an 80 gig at the same price..grr..anyways..with this impending recession and sony having clearly stated they are charging at the future it seems obvious that PS2 b/c wont be included. These are the times we live in.

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Ghosl
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:19:54 PM
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Best damn 700$ Ive spent for my 60gb

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RebelExtrm02
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 4:01:21 PM
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Glad I bought the backwards compatible 80gig right before they discontinued them. :)

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Fane1024
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:50:14 PM
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I have to agree with the article.

As with rumble, I think Sony's anti-BC position is more spin than a real rejection of BC.

They decided to cut BC for cost and to push PS3 sofware and, for some reason, have to pretend that it's some kind of philosophical mandate.

Maybe it's a Japanese thing.

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phade2blaq
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 9:11:06 PM
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Sony still shooting themselves in the foot ! Have a console with BC and one without ! If you can add a "free game" then surely you can add the components for BC !

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orangpelupa
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 2:00:06 AM
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uh.. cant atlease sony add PS2 software BC in future for PS3....

my PS2 already died. . the dvd drive only can read cd-rom.
now my PS2 changed from gaming console to multimedia and emulation device >_<

love the PS2 homebrews

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PS3addict
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 12:10:52 PM
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But what about the younger generation?? Do you really want your kids to miss out on some truly specatular games and story lines?


It would be great to have the PS3 work with PS2 software. One option would be a homebrew that would allow you to play the games from a hard drive. USBLOADER, HDLOADER for PS2 as examples.

I have not opened a game case more than once in several years for My PS2. I load the game on my hard drive, put the game back in the case and let it sit as a backup. I only use the laser on the PS2 for 3-4 seconds, and only when it loads up the hard drive. Then I have a huge 800gb list of games to play.
I went out and bought a spare "Fatty" system from gamestop for $48 as well, just in case my old one dies.

I have a spare backup hard drive I could easily slip into a powered enclosure and plug into my PS3 (40 turned to 500) if I could actully play the games on it.

I still play PS2 games. There are still new games my kids want to play that are not available for the PS3 (Ben 10 Alien Force). When my son gets older, I would love to let him play GOW 1 &2, PoP series, Metal Gear 1-3, All of the Final Fantasies, Shadow of colossus and many many more.

I just introduced him to Kingdom Hearts, and he is hooked.. PS2, way too big of a library to ignore.

Real reason is probably that there is no real profit for Sony or the publishers since no one buys "New" PS2 games anymore. All the cash goes to the reseller.

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faraga
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 1:33:09 PM
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WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH!!!:'(
i want to play gta san andreas again, but my ps2 is dead and i haven't got enough money to buy a new one/repair it (i'm kinda broke at the moment so i haven't really got money to buy new games either

would it be hard to repair my ps2 myself?
it's a disc reader problem, it makes some scrachy noises and next the game freezes...

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ShooPooMagoo
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 5:11:38 PM
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To be honest BC is not a big issue for me. Once Ive done with a game, usually thats it. If I do want to revisit old ground I'll just set up my PS2. I know it's a big issue for quite a few gamers, but I'd rather play games this side of 2006.

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LividFiction
Thursday, January 29, 2009 @ 11:25:04 AM
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Translation: We're working on backwards compatibility via software emulation, but it's not ready yet—and since the PS2 is still selling, we're gonna tell everyone to keep buying PS2s.

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BIG_E
Thursday, January 29, 2009 @ 12:50:56 PM

@Lividfiction:
Do you work for sony? Sound cool but still could be speculation.I to own a 60gb ps3 but this would be cool for other ps3 owners.

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LividFiction
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 12:33:26 AM

No, if I worked for Sony I'd already have been fired. I love the PlayStation too much for me to fit in with the big-wigs who don't know how to market a beast like the PS3.

Anyway, my comment was a stab at the PS3's not-as-good-as-we'd-hoped momentum. I'm not saying the PS3 doesn't have momentum, just not as much as it needs. Since the PS2 is still selling, and since Sony is still turning a profit on PS2 hardware, it's in their best interest to keep it alive as long as possible, probably until (or shortly before) they start breaking even on PS3 hardware.

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