Sony: Backward Compatibility Is Not Coming Back To PS3

A lot of Playstation 3 fans were hoping that the Playstation 3 Slim would reintroduce PS2 backward compatibility to Sony's console; unfortunately, Sony has made it clear that this isn't the case - and never will.

"[Backwards compatibility is] not coming back," John Koller, Sony's director of hardware marketing said. "So let me put that on the table. But it's all people ever talk about!"

Koller then explained that backward compatibility is " not as big as a purchase intent driver as you may be hearing. We've got such a substantial lineup of titles on the PS3; most people are buying the PS3 for PS3 games. They've been buying it for PS3 games and Blu-ray movies. That won't be returning."

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Sony: Backward Compatibility Is Not Coming Back To PS3

You are all missing the point. It is a feature that is wanted by millions of PS3 owners and should be included.The level of Sony's arrogance is just amazing. I was the biggest Sony fan ever but I think I am done with them.PS2 and PSP 2000 may be my last purchases from them. I despise them for making that stupid SecrRom anyway.

Sony: Backward Compatibility Is Not Coming Back To PS3

anon@9:24, have you never heard of per capita? meaning the failure rates you see are taking in account the extra consoles sold so its a fair number. and even if everyone who owned a ps3 has a ps2, wouldn't it'd be nice to get rid of it? take up a little less space, and less cores messing the place up, maybe even make a few dollars selling it? there's lots of reason to want it but sony's just too cheap and are shooting themselves in the foot, importantly or not they've alienated enough gamers to make the 360 the top 'hardcore console'(since wii wins but well its kinda in a different class)but none the less PC FTW you cheap ass console f**kers

Sony: Backward Compatibility Is Not Coming Back To PS3

wtf does price have to do with anything? after all the ps3 retailed at 699 when it came out, for the same price you can build a pc that's just as powerful... also, consoles are not cheap in the long run. okay you got your console, then your probably dropping another $30-60 for a second controler, maybe even a third and a fourth. then for every game you buy you pay $10 more than the pc, meaning 10 games add an extra $100 to the over all cost. if you want the console to work with your hdtv(which I know people have bought just for there consoles so that could be considered and extra $1000-2000 on the price) but the hdtv requires an extra cable, that even the cheap ones are still like $20 for a short cable. and lastly, once you have a high end pc, you don't need to upgrade every few months, try every few years, and since its only an upgrade, its often only $200-400 if you know what your doing... so no I'd say unless you wait till the very last minuet a consoles a rip off, but wait I can do that same tactic with a pc, to get the parts cheap so... ya your cheaper solution only looks that way. in the end it doesn't matter, what matters is playing games that don't suck ass

Sony: Backward Compatibility Is Not Coming Back To PS3

a console lasts 10 years now does it? but about 5-7 years into that life span theres already new ones out. and if you wanna be realistic, since pc's have access to way more games than any single console, you'd need to buy probably 2 consoles to make up for it. as well you don't have to upgrade a pc. it'll still be able to play all the same games as the consoles, at the same graphics levels as a console, or even better. you can easily keep a pc for around 5 years, able to play the latest games. you just can't put them to full quality but since full quality is much better on a pc than a console, its a moot point. and if you look a few posts down you'll see there's all kinda of other crap you need to get for a console

Sony: Backward Compatibility Is Not Coming Back To PS3

Wow, the new slim looks like something from the hardware store.No thinks.. the first one is much better in every way.As far as playing ps2 on th ps3.. WHO CARES!!What .. you care? ..then you are a stupid ASS!!If that bothers you so much, sell your ps3 and stick to the LAST generation of consoles.WE.. the "ps3 gamers" will all move on without you.

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