I think he made it clear he does not to spend on another console to play ps2 games. Besides how long do you think those models will last before they get hit with YLOD, those models are the most prone.(especially second hand consoles) How much do you think a 60 goes for? People want convenience, not multiple consoles hooked up.
It's a fair question.
That being said I don't think Sony would have removed backwards compatibility for no reason at all. Even the 80GB PS3s with BC had PS2 hardware in them. If the PS3 could emulate the PS2 using software only I doubt Sony would have held off on releasing it (or a form of it e.g. PS2 Classics on PSN or something) for so long.
I thought that the 60 and 20 were both hardware driven? (ie. correct chips for running ps2 discs)?Quote:
The 60 and 20 are fully backwards compatible, while the 80 is mostly. It uses software emulation
If it does happen which I'm hoping it will also, it may be slow progress, after all it will be software emulation which is never usually perfect.
In particular it does not have a real CD player, and the BD player is not able to do the job right.
This strikes especially hard at the European owners of the best PS1 games, since many of those games were given new improved copy-protection for the Euro releases. Many of them rely on the use of abnormal subchannel data, which can not be read through the BD drive due to its insane form of error correction.
Thus it is impossible to play the original discs for FF8, FF9 and many other games as released for Europe on a PS3.
This problem also affects the US release of some games, though it is less common there.
This is true, but will probably never work for most PS3 consoles here, as long as these lack PS2 backwards compatibility. Very few such consoles were ever available in Europe, compared to the total amount of consoles sold here, so only a small minority can have them.Quote:
but I meant that it can emulate a PS (It has the necessary resources), and a full software PS emulator for the PS2 is now in the works.
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And yes they are the most prone. Owning a repair shop and seeing 30-40 PS3's YLODs/week and the majority of them being 60 or 80GB proves this. I do see more and more of the newer 80GB's (and all systems without memory card slot) these days.
Well, it'll possibly work if a 100% software Playstation emulator was built with a legit PS3 SDK (Native PS3 byte-code).... but then it depends on whether such a SDK will exist in the future, and that the running of homebrew on the PS3 can still exist in the future.Quote:
This is true, but will probably never work for most PS3 consoles here, as long as these lack PS2 backwards compatibility. Very few such consoles were ever available in Europe, compared to the total amount of consoles sold here, so only a small minority can have them.
I've seen and touched my friends' PSP-2000s before. I've seen at least 2 "Made in Japan" PSPs (1xTA-88v1/2 MOBO + 1xTA-85v1 MOBO). The TA-88 was manufactured in recent years too (Post-2007/2008).
Not to mention that the batteries are still manufactured in several countries other than China (E.g. Japan and Singapore). I've seen these new "Made in Singapore" batteries appear recently.