'Over 1,000 PS2 titles' ready by PAL PS3 launch


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AlphaPrime

Q: What is Sony?s thinking behind leaving the Emotion Engine off the motherboards of PAL PS3s?

Phil Harrison: ?Our thinking involves being able to bring the latest hardware specification of the PS3 to Europe, although that does mean an initial slight reduction in the number of PS2 components. But it?s important to put that into context: there will still be thousands of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 titles playable on the PS3 at launch. It?s very easy to over-react. We?re working to introduce a resource on the Web to detail which titles will have backwards compatibility. And as we make firmware upgrades, we will be able to add to that list.?

Q: Can you give us a ballpark figure for the number of PS2 titles which will be playable at launch on the PS3?

PH: ?The situation is changing every day, but on March 23, we expect the list to include over 1,000 PS2 titles.?

Q: And presumably, you will be concentrating on the big titles?

PH: ?We can?t give any information about specific titles but, clearly, that would be our policy.?

Q: It has been suggested that reducing the components on the PS3?s motherboard would pave the way for a reduction in its price to come about more quickly. Is that a fair analysis?

PH: ?Price reductions are something that we wouldn?t comment on specifically. But you know the business model very well ? we strive to get the cost of manufacturing down as soon as possible, and as soon as we can pass cost savings onto the consumers, we will.?

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forster
It?s very easy to over-react.

Noooo - good to see that nobody here at this fine forum has been doing thi:rolleyes:s:

Good to see that the vagueness continues out of Mr H's mouth.

Roll on 23rd.

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insomniac9

You would think with only 22 days to lauch that they would be able to provide us with a list of the PS2 games that will work on the PS3 and just up date it daily or every couple of days.

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Elliott
You would think with only 22 days to lauch that they would be able to provide us with a list of the PS2 games that will work on the PS3 and just up date it daily or every couple of days.

That would be far too logical for Sony. :p

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American Ninja

awesome news! :)

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Rodrigo

And people should believe him because...? Also, he said that they are EXPECTING those thousands of titles to work. Go figure.

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Kushan

I'm pretty sure PCSX2 has better compatibility than that.

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The Teej
And people should believe him because...? Also, he said that they are EXPECTING those thousands of titles to work. Go figure.

Because he's the head of Software? And he's British. You can't go wrong with that combination!

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+Audioboxer

I own what? About 30 PS2 games? Maybe a little more.

1,000 titles is fine by me :woot:

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TDQuiksilver
Because he's the head of Software? And he's British. You can't go wrong with that combination!

LOL... funny. :laugh:

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insomniac9

It will be fine as long as they do the decent games and leave out games like Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses, Bratz and The Ultimate Trivia Quiz etc.

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Corris
It will be fine as long as they do the decent games and leave out games like Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses, Bratz and The Ultimate Trivia Quiz etc.

Well you've jinxed it now, They will be at the top of the list now. :p

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