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PS3 Removing Backwards Capatability?

2007-07-18 16:46:07 by mimic12455

So I went to a meeting a few days ago at 2:00PM to register for my fall art classes. I paid the fee and did all the discussion on what classes to take. An hour passes and I'm ready to go back home. As I leave the building, I thought about going to the mall nearby to stop by the game shop and check stuff out. Seeing if they update their stuff, only to find that they have even more baseball games at the play stations (not to be confused with the Playstation).

Anyways, I decided to check out the rest of the store before heading toward the International Spy Shop to buy.... something. One of the employee who work there asked if I wanted something and if I had any questions. So from there I asked about the PS3's price and if it went down $100 like I've heard. He said it did and gave me more information about it. Apparently, Sony is making a bigger harddrive for the PS3 and is removing the chip that allows backwards capatability; they are going to discontinue making the ones with the chip after July.

I'm not sure about the rest of you, but this pisses me off. One big reason is due to the face I have many PS2 games and I also can't put the PS2 and PS3 up at the same time cause I have not the space necessary to put both up. Another reason is that my PS2 is starting to show it's age. It's running slower, it's having trouble reading disks, it has dust in places that are impossible to remove, and requires it laser lens to be cleaned every 6 months which involves a very careful process of disassembling and reassembling it. I'm not sure how long a PS2 is suppose to last, mine possibly has another 3-5 years left.

Getting back on topic, Removing the chip and adding more gigs to the hardware just doesn't seem logical. I know Sony has been lacking in benifits lately, but this is just rediculous. Sure, I could use emulators but that slows the game down something fierce. I have yet to get a PS3 due to my dad not letting me have one, saying that the money should be going to education.... or the bank.

And that's all I got for now. For more information, check your favorite gaming website or click here:

Till next time, laters.

PS3 Removing Backwards Capatability?


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2007-08-19 19:12:34

damn that sucks... i was thinking about buying a PS3 myself when the drop in price (by a great deal) oh well looks like im stuck with my PS2 Techno Toaster for a while then =(