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What ever happened to Sonys Ps2 to Ps3 adapter?

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http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/14/so...pter-surfaces/

It surfaced sept. of last year.

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The long and puzzling saga of the PS3's now removed backwards compatibility with PS2 games may have just added another chapter. Japanese tech site Gigazine recently uncovered a patent filed by Sony Japan in February 2009, which appears to outline an "adapter" that could serve as a bridge for older generation games (e.g., PS2 discs) to be played on current generation consoles (e.g., the PS3).
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What happened to it? My guess is that sony realized after the first 2-3 years of a console's life, most people wont really care about backwards compatibility. Same thing goes for MS, they completely ditched their efforts to improve the software emulation on the xbox 360.
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Hmm It was more of a hit to people like me who play RPGs alot. There were many great RPG games for the PS2, the PS3 is getting there now and is forcing my hand to buy one sometime later this year lol
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I don't think anything ever happened to it, which was probably Sony's intention from the beginning. It doesn't seem like a practical solution at all, especially with brand new PS2s still being readily available.

Guessing the patent was filed as a preventative measure against third-party peripheral makers.
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What happened to it? My guess is that sony realized after the first 2-3 years of a console's life, most people wont really care about backwards compatibility. Same thing goes for MS, they completely ditched their efforts to improve the software emulation on the xbox 360.
All Microsoft ever had was software emulation. Sony is the one that ditched all efforts for backwards compatibility. Even the last PS3's with so called "Software" emulation still made use of built in PS2 components.
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most people wont care about BC? your nuts. ehh inb4 that guy says PC emulator fools!!
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Would have been silly, since it would have needed an emotion engine or w/e to run ps2 games. Likely would have cost nearly as much as an actual ps2.
    
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