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UK PS3 backwards compatibility sacrificed by Sony

February 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Sony Computer Entertainment has said that the European will lack the same level of PS2 and PS1 compatibility as US and Japanese machines. According to a release from the company, the Euro PS3 (along with models for the Middle East, Africa and Australasia markets) will feature a different hardware specification from the first wave of machines seen. Specifically, they will no longer have the dedicated Emotion Engine and Graphics Synthesizer (aka the EE+GS) chip. Instead, units will feature ‘a new combination of hardware and software emulation which will enable PS3 to be compatible with a broad range of original PlayStation titles and a limited range of PlayStation 2 titles.
The move has been done to cut production costs of the console. However, several sources within Sony have confirmed that this software emulation will not prove as effective as the original hardware option, and backwards compatibility will suffer. To help Euro gamers, Sony will launch a backwards compatibility website guide on March 23.

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