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PS3 firmware update fixes backwards compatibility

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 24 Jan 2007 11:04 User comments (17)

PS3 firmware update fixes backwards compatibility The most recent firmware update available for the PlayStation 3 has fixed the glitches that occurred during PS2 gameplay. The backwards compatibility was a downer for a lot of people, for PS2 games suffered from artifacts and other random glitches, but now it seems like you can toss away your PS2 if you have one of the 1.5 million PS3 sold.
Ben Kuchera reported, at Ars Technica Journals, playing Final Fantasy X-2 and Resident Evil 4 with good results. The firmware update also seems to have fixed the sluggishness of Playstation Store. Sony hasn't yet released any announcements about the update's details, so the official list of improvements and fixes remains to be seen in near future.

Source:
ArsTechnica.com

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17 user comments

124.1.2007 11:59

Don't buy Sony. They are part of both the MAFIAA and RIAA.

224.1.2007 13:59
hughjars
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How great is that, huh? You can now play PS2 games on the console you shelled out so much for, whoopie-doo, eh? (unless you're Japanese in which case you paid a hell of a lot less - they're now slashed to just £169 = €253= $329 US. Which is a hell of a difference to the £425 = €599/€647 = $840 US they're looking to charge us. Less than half, in fact. Even the regular price in Japan is half ours £208 = €316 = $412 US.) Still, seeing as there aren't really any games out for it right now it's better than nothing I guess.

324.1.2007 14:54

well hughjars, i saw that article too and it was only one store doing that price slash...

424.1.2007 21:51
Aceice
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*spam removed*

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Nov 2007 @ 6:05

525.1.2007 1:57

Good to see Sony on top of things.Because i still have alot of games from my XBOX that don't play on my 360.Microsoft got to do a better job.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Jan 2007 @ 2:03

625.1.2007 3:56
hughjars
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Quote:
Edgewise (Newbie) 24 January 2007 19:54
well hughjars, i saw that article too and it was only one store doing that price slash...
- Yeah but check out the 'regular' price.

£208 = €316 = $412 US verses our
£425 = €599/647 = $840.

Double the price.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Jan 2007 @ 9:09

725.1.2007 10:42
webe123
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Where EXACTLY on the net is this "store" with such great pricing on a ps3 console? Links?

825.1.2007 13:13
hughjars
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webe123 the original story link (about the £169 PS3s) is here -

http://kotaku.com/gaming/top/japanese-st...ices-230297.php

If you can't go shopping in Japan there are places to get them on the net at the 'regular' Japanese price of £200/240 (way way below the £425 they're looking here) -


http://www.pricejapan.com/front/e_main_page.php

Happy now?

To checkout the lowest price of hi-end stuffs in Japan visit the below web-sites.
Though the contents are in Japanese you can search using the model number.

http://www.kakaku.com
http://www.coneco.net

Lowest price of PS-3 in Japan as of today

60 GB - 55,000 JPY - £240 GBP
20 GB - 46,000 JPY - £200 GBP

Even happier?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Jan 2007 @ 14:35

925.1.2007 14:29
webe123
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@hughjars....no need to be a smartass...I was just asking.

1025.1.2007 14:35
hughjars
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Originally posted by webe123:
@hughjars....no need to be a smartass...I was just asking.
- Don't be so po-faced & touchy.
I wasn't taking the p*ss, it was just a very mild and very little joke.

( and I answered politely enough and with a pretty full level of proper linked info for you, didn't I?)

1125.1.2007 20:07

and PS3 is about 1000 USD in my local game store. T_T

1227.1.2007 18:09
gus738
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see happy kids ps3 fixed the backwards compatible issues!!!

133.2.2007 16:07
aszbaz
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well, they might be cheaper for the japs, but all the consoles are different. if you get a game, like say.... james bond, put it an a USA PS3, and you will get blood, gore, brains and so on, put it in a UK version, the ps3 limits the blood and gore, put it in a jap console, their is no blood and gore. even that bit where he walks up to the screen, shoots it and blood comes down, in the jap console, it shown as green slime! all the countries have their own gore limit. the only way (probably) to stop this is by using a modchip, when it comes out.

143.2.2007 16:49
hughjars
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Have they fixed the limited resolution options yet?

Or the lack of SD DVD upscaling?

153.2.2007 16:49
hughjars
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Have they fixed the limited resolution options yet?

Or the lack of SD DVD upscaling?

163.2.2007 21:47
webe123
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@hughjars...look ...I really don't like smartasses! So get off your damn high horse! YOU were the one that smarted off to to me, so quit acting like I am the one that is guil;ty of something. As I said, stop with the smartawss remarks!

175.2.2007 3:21
hughjars
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Quote:
The newly announced horizontal scaling within the new programmers SDK has been under attack from Bruce Dawson, a senior software design engineer for Microsoft’s Xbox Advanced Technology Group, via the Ozymandias blog.

"I see no sign that the PS3 contains a chip that can do vertical scaling, and this new feature (horizontal scaling) is a poor substitute for a true hardware scaler,” said Dawson.

He continued: "It is a step forward for owners of 1080i only HDTVs, once PS3 games support it, but it is nowhere near as good as the Xbox 360’s scaler."
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37425


Webe 123 try and get that knot out of your panties and relax a little.

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