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Oh dear Another Problem Will it ever End.

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DESIGNERS working on the PS3 are having problems making the beast as compatible with the PS2 software as Sony would like.
GamesIndustry.biz has hatched a story quoting a source in Sony's UK studios saying backwards compatibility has become a real problem.

Apparently they are trying to use the same software emulation idea being used pretty unsuccessfully by Vole on its 360 machine.

Although a large number of PS2 titles are working, Sony needs the majority to go to compete with Microsoft. One of the PS3's biggest selling points is that it is backwards compatible with the PS2 and you can run all your old software.
Source:http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=31247
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man,with all this problem were hearing, i dont know if their going to be able to release it before christmast I for one dont care cause i dont own any system and i've decided that im just going to get the revolution.
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Originally Posted by sladesurfer
man,with all this problem were hearing, i dont know if their going to be able to release it before christmast I for one dont care cause i dont own any system and i've decided that im just going to get the revolution.
Agreed that Thing even if it is relelased at Crimbo will have too many Bugs in it.I also thik the Revolition will be good Also.
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Meh...I"ll have a geforce 8xxx by then...so I'm chillin.
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Well the 360 has problems with this as well and the only way they can play xbox games is only if you have the HDD with the emulator.

So the PS3 might have to incorporate the same thing. It just won't be like popping in an old PSX game in a PS2 and it running fine
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it's funny how people will mock nintendo for the route it has taken over the past few years but at least when they release hardware, it works.
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Originally Posted by darklink
it's funny how people will mock nintendo for the route it has taken over the past few years but at least when they release hardware, it works.
I totally agree Nintendo are great when it comes to building there systems.Ive never had a nintendo product that has gone faulty on me.
post #8 of 29
Sony engineering strikes again.. Not all PS1 games worked on a PS2, and hey look.. Not all PS1/PS2 games will work on a PS3.. Then only certain games will work on a Xbox360.. Ah, well at least we'll know there will be true backwards compatibilty for all Nintendo consoles with the revolution.
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Actually, older PS2s have a horrible time playing PS1 games. Trust me, only about two of my games work. I thought that the 360 could only play a list of titles that was about 100 games long?
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I just love the good old Nintendo games. No fancy graphics just pure fun gameplay.
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