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Sony lists PS3-compatible older titles

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 20 Mar 2007 18:19 User comments (12)

Sony lists PS3-compatible older titles Sony Corp. has moved to soften worries about backwards compatibility issues in the European PlayStation 3 (PS3) console, set to launch in PAL territories on Friday. The hardware (emotion engine) that provided support for PS2 titles was removed and replaced with a software emulation solution instead. Sony had previously said the console will support 1000 older titles at launch.
"If your game is not listed here, emulation is not yet supported on PlayStation 3," The backwards compatibility website, which can be found here, reads. "We will be adding additional titles to this list in future firmware upgrades," added David Reeves, President of Sony Computer Entertainment.

Visit the PS3 Backwards Compatibility site at: http://faq.eu.playstation.com/bc/

Source:
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12 user comments

120.3.2007 18:32

huh....wonder if the ps1 is still supported at all?

220.3.2007 20:03

sux to be living in europe because FF series and GOD2 will be having lots of problems with the ps3.

321.3.2007 8:24
caliph
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get your facts straight please b/c God of war 2 works perfectly on european ps3. And yes, ps1 is still supported.

As of now, 72% of all PAL PlayStation 2 titles will run on the PlayStation (1,782 games out of the 2,451 titles that were released).

PlayStation 2
Total games: 2,451**
Total games working: 1,782 (72.7% of all games) (Google Docs Spreadhsheet)

* No known issues: 1,093 (61.34% of working games)
* Minor issues: 254 (14.25% of working games)
* Noticeable issues: 435 (24.41% of working games)

1,093 PS2 titles without issues. That's between the 1000 - 1200 mark promised. They got there.



-http://www.qj.net/72-of-PS2-games-will-work-on-European-released-PS3s/pg/49/aid/86801

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421.3.2007 10:20

Originally posted by caliph:
get your facts straight please b/c God of war 2 works perfectly on european ps3. And yes, ps1 is still supported.

As of now, 72% of all PAL PlayStation 2 titles will run on the PlayStation (1,782 games out of the 2,451 titles that were released).

PlayStation 2
Total games: 2,451**
Total games working: 1,782 (72.7% of all games) (Google Docs Spreadhsheet)

* No known issues: 1,093 (61.34% of working games)
* Minor issues: 254 (14.25% of working games)
* Noticeable issues: 435 (24.41% of working games)

1,093 PS2 titles without issues. That's between the 1000 - 1200 mark promised. They got there.



-http://www.qj.net/72-of-PS2-games-will-work-on-European-released-PS3s/pg/49/aid/86801
YOU get your facts straight
FROM BBC NEWS
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6471649.stm

Quote:
Technical problems

Sony has published a website which contains a list of all older games that will work on the PS3 and states if there are any known technical problems when playing the titles.

There are three levels of compatbility for the games that will play - no known issues, some minor issues and noticeable issues.

Recent PS2 titles such as Pro Evolution Soccer 6, God of War II, Final Fantasy XII and Fifa 07 will play but there are likely to be some technical glitches.

Classic games such as Ico, Metal Gear Solid 3 and Grand Theft Auto will also play on the new machine.

In order to play the older games, PlayStation 3 owners will have to update the console's system software, called firmware, either online or via a disk.

More than 115 million PlayStation 2 consoles have been shipped worldwide, and almost two million of its successor were shipped between its launch and the end of December. More than one million PS3 will be available for the European launch.

521.3.2007 11:14
caliph
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i never said ALL the games would work. i just simply pointed that that god of war 2 would work fine, whereas you incorrectly stated that it wouldnt run perfectly...
as in says on sony's website, gow2 runs fine without any problems...
http://faq.eu.playstation.com/bc/bcGames...14?locale=de_DE

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621.3.2007 11:31

Quote:
Originally posted by caliph:
get your facts straight please b/c God of war 2 works perfectly on european ps3. And yes, ps1 is still supported.

As of now, 72% of all PAL PlayStation 2 titles will run on the PlayStation (1,782 games out of the 2,451 titles that were released).

PlayStation 2
Total games: 2,451**
Total games working: 1,782 (72.7% of all games) (Google Docs Spreadhsheet)

* No known issues: 1,093 (61.34% of working games)
* Minor issues: 254 (14.25% of working games)
* Noticeable issues: 435 (24.41% of working games)

1,093 PS2 titles without issues. That's between the 1000 - 1200 mark promised. They got there.



-http://www.qj.net/72-of-PS2-games-will-work-on-European-released-PS3s/pg/49/aid/86801
YOU get your facts straight
FROM BBC NEWS
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6471649.stm

Quote:
Technical problems

Sony has published a website which contains a list of all older games that will work on the PS3 and states if there are any known technical problems when playing the titles.

There are three levels of compatbility for the games that will play - no known issues, some minor issues and noticeable issues.

Recent PS2 titles such as Pro Evolution Soccer 6, God of War II, Final Fantasy XII and Fifa 07 will play but there are likely to be some technical glitches.

Classic games such as Ico, Metal Gear Solid 3 and Grand Theft Auto will also play on the new machine.

In order to play the older games, PlayStation 3 owners will have to update the console's system software, called firmware, either online or via a disk.

More than 115 million PlayStation 2 consoles have been shipped worldwide, and almost two million of its successor were shipped between its launch and the end of December. More than one million PS3 will be available for the European launch.


From your own source (french or germany ps3 site)
http://faq.eu.playstation.com/bc/bcGames.htm

FF series will have major problems.
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721.3.2007 11:47
caliph
Inactive

i only intended to say that gow2 works (not the others). yes , the others dont work fine but i just wanted to point out that gow2 works and more than half work w/o any glitches.

821.3.2007 13:43

Anyone got a link referring to the USA PS2/PSX comaplity?
I'd love to see soem info on that.

BTW FF7 and others dosent work well on the Chipless PS3.....sony should have left it alone its only 50 fng bucks.

921.3.2007 15:45
caliph
Inactive
1021.3.2007 15:52

Originally posted by caliph:
@zippy: yeah check it out here:
http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/CompatibleStatus[/quote]

Thanks,its sad sony had tot ake this route,but I am hoping their so manic muti persona'd that the emulation will gear up over a year or 2 to be near perfect with graphic enhancements to boot.

But who knows Sony has trouble finding its head and MS cnat find its heart *L*
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1122.3.2007 2:34
BobbyBlu
Inactive

Quote:
Recent PS2 titles such as Pro Evolution Soccer 6, God of War II, Final Fantasy XII and Fifa 07 will play but there are likely to be some technical glitches.


The link said there may be glitches not there are glitches in GOW2.I was willing to bet that this game was going to run smooth with all PS3 systems its a major title.

1219.4.2007 23:01

I'm not buying a ps3 until it can be modded and all my ps2 games can be played on it.

Sony needs to get their act together.

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