will ps3 40 or 80 gb play..

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  1. cerenade
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    all the ps1 and ps2 final fantasy games, i dont have 1 to try so im asking to know if i should just try to get a 60gb instead of any of the others
     
  2. Lumstar

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    40 gb? Just ps1.

    80 gb? There's two different 80 gb models, it's a little confusing. The newest version doesn't do ps2.
     
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    thanks, ill just try find a 60gb when i go to buy one
     
  4. hankchill

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    Good luck finding one. 60GB models have been out of production for a long time, and if you want one, you'll be paying big to get a used one.
     
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    from gamestation, used one 15pound more than a new 80gb, i dont mind that
     
  6. Joe88

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    try and find a 80GB MGS4 bundle
     
  7. Ferrariman

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    I has question. Why did sony drop Backwards Compatibly?
     
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    To lower producing costs and to make the PS3 cheaper. Happy I got my PS3 60GB NTSC/U console though when they still were around.
     
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    Use the below site for checking Backwards Compatibility.

    http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/CompatibleStatus

    Again, the 80GB model listed is in regard to the prior version and NOT the newer 80GB models that lack PS2 backwards compatibility completely.

    In my case, I grabbed an MGS4 Bundle.
     
  10. Ryupower

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    i got lucky
    this year (jan. 20 2008)
    i got a Refurbished PS3 60GB
     
  11. Joe88

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    I wanted BC but I got a modded PS2 anyway so most likely when I get a PS3 I would still keep it hooked up anyway

    probably just gonna get a 80GB (current) since there is only a bigger HDD from what I can tell from the $499 model
     
  12. sjones900

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    I really want a ps3 too but I can't find one with ps2 compatibility.....there shuld be atleast 1 that can :/
     
  13. deathfisaro

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    I have a 60GB but still got a brand new PS2 Slim so I can play Japanese games (namely Taiko / Beatmania / SRT Z) on it.

    And if you look at how many games are coming out for PS2 every week, I'd say dropping BC was a smart move, although not necessarily welcomed move.
     
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    how many gamecube games do you see nintendo coming with they still don't just drop gamecube compatibility don't say thats different if it is a nextgen above the one before it should definitely be able to play the last gen hardware's games
     
  15. Joe88

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    well the ps3 was such a huge move over the ps2 in terms of hardware where as the wii wasnt
    even the 360 has limited compatibility

    though I would like to know what cost the ps2 emulation of the ps3 was since they already eliminated the emotion engine out of the ps3 after the 60GB, there must have been something else from the PS2 in there also...
     
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    The production cost of PS2 backwards compatibility hardware (Emotion Engine, Graphics Synthesizer) in PS3 would be less than a single retail PS3 game.

    Will that much money make people think twice about buying a PS3? At current price, I'd say yes.

    When PS3 price drops further, I wouldn't be surprised if they release a new SKU with EE/GS revived.
     
  17. Joe88

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    forgot about the GS chip
    I dont think they eliminated that, or probably couldnt emulate it properly
     
  18. Seraph

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    And I don't think it's because PS3 was a big jump in hardware from its predecessor, and the Wii wasn't. It's because they wanted to cut production costs and make money from PS2 sales. If you saw Gamecubes still selling like hotcakes, you'd probably will see Nintendo dropping BC.(well, maybe not since the Wii is already cheap)
     
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    B/C doesn't totally wipes out PS3 owners buying PS2s because the old PSX/2 controller socket is gone unlike the Wii, and adapters are far from perfect.

    But considering the failure of peripheral-heavy games like Taiko Drum Master or Beatmania, in North America B/C could do harm.

    I made a thread here I believe, saying how the adapter-peripherals don't properly work on PS3, while they are totally fine on PC.
     
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    i heard rumors of the 40gb getting a software update to allow ps2 compatibility. Anyone know anything about this? Also if they did that for the 40gb wouldn't sony just do the same for the 80gb?