Sony planning PS2 & PS1 support for PS3 & PS Vita respectively

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Hyro-Sama, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Hyro-Sama
    OP

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Member
    4,259
    3,015
    Oct 25, 2009
    After Earth
    [​IMG]


    It seems like Sony is finally seeing the light or "getting their shit straight". On their Japanese website they just annouced plans for PS2 support for the PS3 and PS1 support for the PS Vita via updates. The updates are said to be arriving this summer. As the article is in Japanese it is not known if this will coming to the west at this time.



    If someone would be so kind *cough* [member='Densetsu'] *cough* as to translate the article for us it would be much appreciated.

    :arrow:Source

    Here's a translation by Google Translate
     


  2. chavosaur

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

    pip Contributor
    4,789
    8,652
    Mar 11, 2012
    United States
    Huntersville, NC
    This is amazing news, especially for people who didnt buy into the 80gig ps3 (which i believe was the only backwards compatible model?) And for people who have been dying to play their psone classics on the vita. Really hoping to hear for a western release
     
  3. Alex221

    Alex221 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    602
    21
    Oct 20, 2009
    United States
    Texas
    yes it would be so very kind :P
     
  4. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Member
    8,017
    11,579
    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    London
    Insightful news, I say.
     
    4 people like this.
  5. Hyro-Sama
    OP

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Member
    4,259
    3,015
    Oct 25, 2009
    After Earth
    LOL I know it seems redundant to post this article but it's exciting news for those who wanted PS2 & PS1 support for the respective consoles.
     
  6. Alex221

    Alex221 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    602
    21
    Oct 20, 2009
    United States
    Texas
    So are they going to be adding more ps2 titles to psn or are they simple making ps2 discs compatible with the ps3 via update?
     
  7. chavosaur

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

    pip Contributor
    4,789
    8,652
    Mar 11, 2012
    United States
    Huntersville, NC
    I would like to think they would do both.
     
  8. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Member
    8,017
    11,579
    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    London
    The latter. From my extensive Japanese, Sony are going to provide a 5.00 PS3 software update which will digitally transfer Playstation 2 hardware to your Playstation 3.
     
    6 people like this.
  9. Alex221

    Alex221 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    602
    21
    Oct 20, 2009
    United States
    Texas
    From your extensive Japanese or from some shitty translation program like google translate? lol
     
    2 people like this.
  10. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Administrator
    10,094
    2,138
    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    Wonder if this has anything to do with their recent acquisition of Gaikai?
     
    2 people like this.
  11. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Member
    8,017
    11,579
    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    London
    I am a scholar AND a gentleman.
     
  12. Alex221

    Alex221 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    602
    21
    Oct 20, 2009
    United States
    Texas
    No need to get hasty here i'm just asking ok? :yay: Anyways,i remember the days when i would play star wars battlefront 2 for countless hours as well as dragon ball z budokai 2. I hope they bring this to the west and soon :yayps3:
     
    2 people like this.
  13. BORTZ

    BORTZ Don't pretend you aren't impressed

    Supervisor
    11,642
    14,515
    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    Pittsburgh
    Oh god stop it both of you, i cant breathe! :rofl2:

    So am i getting a false boner for ps2 on the Vita? did i read that wrong?
     
  14. Hyro-Sama
    OP

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Member
    4,259
    3,015
    Oct 25, 2009
    After Earth
    Only the PS3 is receving PS2 support at this time. When someone translates the article we`ll know more.
     
  15. Alex221

    Alex221 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    602
    21
    Oct 20, 2009
    United States
    Texas
    I think it's just a false boner.... I had one as well till i read it twice
     
  16. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Member
    8,017
    11,579
    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    London
    Breathing is becoming redundant, so its ok.

    So far, I think its just speculation as the source is japanese and I presume no one in this thread reads japanese.
     
  17. BORTZ

    BORTZ Don't pretend you aren't impressed

    Supervisor
    11,642
    14,515
    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    Pittsburgh
    Nuts. I would give one of them to have ps2 titles for the PSV.
     
  18. Hyro-Sama
    OP

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Member
    4,259
    3,015
    Oct 25, 2009
    After Earth
    Added a quick translation by Google translate. Not totally rebilable but gives some idea of what's going on.
     
  19. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Member
    10,254
    17,403
    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    I wish this greater support had been there from the get-go, but hey, better late than never.
     
  20. AngryGreek766

    AngryGreek766 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    141
    16
    Feb 22, 2012
    Canada
    ok im confused... are they saying that ps3 slims are gonna be able to play ps2 discs just like the old 20 and 60gb's did?