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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

PS3 may not be 100% backwards compatible

PS3 may not be 100% backwards compatible

"Playstation 3 may not be the all-in-wonder machine when it drops in spring 2006.

A Sony spokesperson admitted to IDG News Service that the company's next-generation console, Playstation 3, may not be 100% backwards compatible with all PS2 and PSone games.

"It’s hard to say the PlayStation 3 will be 100 percent backwards compatible but as we said earlier this year we aim to make it so as much as possible," said Reiko Sakamoto, spokesperson, Sony Computer Entertainment.

The revelation was a result of reported problems playing several PS2 games on the new silver PS2 model (SCPH-75000) scheduled to drop in Japan on Nov. 23.

PS2 games like Tekken 5, and PSone games like Resident Evil 2, saw incompatibility problems like slow data saves and frozen screens." [more]

Well even the PS2 has a few PSOne games incompatable with it. The only trouble with aiming to release a new system with backwards compatability is that your library grows with every generation.

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