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Sony Addresses PS2 in PS3 Rumour 109

Gamasutra addresses the rumour floating around saying that every PlayStation 3 will have PS2 hardware included. This is apparently a fast and loose solution to Backwards Compatibility. Sony says 'that news ... is just speculation'. From the article: "According to the report, the article indicates that Sony is looking to this as a temporary solution, and plans to remove the chip from future hardware PlayStation 3 models, once it is able to include a functional PlayStation 2 emulator in its place. Such a redesign would, if true, presumably drive down the console's lofty price."
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Sony Addresses PS2 in PS3 Rumour

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  • by IAmSwiftness ( 980193 ) on Tuesday June 06, 2006 @01:56PM (#15481481)
    June 6th, 2006 - Today, in a landmark announcement that will send gamers everywhere into cheers of joy, Sony has announced that, in order to keep costs down on their new PS3 gaming console while still maintaining backwards compatibility, the company will now begin allowing consumers whose PS2s ceased to functioning due to cheaply made optical disc drives to trade in their utterly useless, junk PS2s for a full reimbursement of its original purchase price. Sony plans on using the broken PS2s for spare parts to use for backwards compatibilty in the new, outrageously expensive PS3 console.

    Oh . . . how I wish . . .

    My old PS2 lies in the basement in a pile of ruins . . . full of hatred at its creators from Sony who created it only to live such a wretched, miserable life, with only faded memories of its past glory rendering fights in Onimusha 2 to give it solice . . .
  • by steveo777 ( 183629 ) on Tuesday June 06, 2006 @01:59PM (#15481512) Homepage Journal
    The PS2's processor was just there for 'emotional' support anyway (that pun was SO intended).
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 06, 2006 @02:08PM (#15481591)
    This is Slashdot - no such thing as Wife Acceptance Factor.

Nothing is finished until the paperwork is done.