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

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  1. Hyro-Sama
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    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.

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    Here's a translation by Google Translate
     


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    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
     
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    yes it would be so very kind :P
     
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    Insightful news, I say.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    I would like to think they would do both.
     
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    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.
     
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    From your extensive Japanese or from some shitty translation program like google translate? lol
     
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    Wonder if this has anything to do with their recent acquisition of Gaikai?
     
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    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:
     
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    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?
     
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    Only the PS3 is receving PS2 support at this time. When someone translates the article we`ll know more.
     
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    I think it's just a false boner.... I had one as well till i read it twice
     
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    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.
     
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    Nuts. I would give one of them to have ps2 titles for the PSV.
     
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    Added a quick translation by Google translate. Not totally rebilable but gives some idea of what's going on.
     
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    I wish this greater support had been there from the get-go, but hey, better late than never.
     
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    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?
     

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