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Sep 22 2010
By: Speedy9199 First Son 3 posts
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Can "one day" all PS3s play PS2 games?

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Hello I am new here.

 

I was wondering, could one day Sony release an update for the PS3 to enable PS2 games to be played on all models with the update? Is this possible?

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Re: Can "one day" all PS3s play PS2 games?

Sep 22, 2010

Only if Sony developed a software emulator for it. And they been saying "no" to that.

 

However they filed patent for an add-on box that would plug in to PS3? maybe PS4? to restore PS2 ability.

Howerver Sony has not talked about this patent or if there every going to realease it.

 

Real Answer - If or when Sony wants to, however ever since removing it, they've said no. 

 

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Sep 22, 2010
The PS2 still sells very well, & for only $99.00 too, so I can see why they wouldn't want to make the PS3 B/C.
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Sep 22, 2010

Reasons why PS2 games on PS3 is rather nice

  • Upscalled Improved Graphics
  • Unlimited Virtual Memory Cards
  • (No Added Cost) Wireless Controller with DualShock
  • (No Added Cost) Wireless Networking
  • (No Added Cost) PS2 Hard Drive Support (for the few games that support it)
  • A Single Device the Plays PS1, PS2, PS3 games

 

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Re: Can "one day" all PS3s play PS2 games?

Sep 22, 2010

So the PS3's with B/C have the PS2 software emulator?

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Re: Can "one day" all PS3s play PS2 games?

Sep 22, 2010

Every PS3 that has any kind of PS2 backwards compatibility still contains the graphics chip from the PS2. The question is whether or not full PS2 software emulation is even possible with the PS3 hardware.

 

The patent that was filed for a PS2 USB compatibility add-on was filed over a year and a half ago. Whether or not we ever see such a device produced is anybody's guess.

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Re: Can "one day" all PS3s play PS2 games?

Sep 22, 2010

It's possible, but until the PS2 stops selling Sony won't consider it.

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Re: Can "one day" all PS3s play PS2 games?

Sep 22, 2010

 


etempest wrote:

Reasons why PS2 games on PS3 is rather nice

  • Upscalled Improved Graphics
  • Unlimited Virtual Memory Cards
  • (No Added Cost) Wireless Controller with DualShock
  • (No Added Cost) Wireless Networking
  • (No Added Cost) PS2 Hard Drive Support (for the few games that support it)
  • A Single Device the Plays PS1, PS2, PS3 games

 


Because stores still stock PS2s and accessories, B/C is not happening anytime soon.  Sony doesn't want to lose money.

 

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Sep 22, 2010
Personally I don't think PS2 BC potential comeback will have anything to do with current PS2 game and hardware sales. I feel that PS2 BC return will be motivated by Sony's want to start selling PS2 games on PSN...
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Re: Can "one day" all PS3s play PS2 games?

Sep 23, 2010

I agree with whoever said that it would actually help Sony make more money because they can sell PS2 games on the PSN and that way there would be better graphics than with the PS2

 

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