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On eve of launch, PS3 compatibility comes under fire

March 21st, 2007 · No Comments

High-street retailer Game has been talking up the imminent launch of the , claiming that the unit’s broad functionality is creating unprecedented demand. Marketing director Anna Marcario says that consumer reaction is “nothing short of phenomenal. Our customers can’t wait to get their hands on this incredible machine.” However, the UK edition of the super-console is coming under fire from gamers because of its limited backwards compatibility.
From launch, Sony has written code that allows 1,782 PS2 titles to be played under emulation (to a lesser or greater extent). Its newly-launched backwards compatibility site promises to keep owners up to date. David Reeves, president of SCEE, admits that backwards compatibility for European gamers is not a priority, but says “Our engineers have been working overtime, and have succeeded in delivering a significant number of playable PS2 titles for the European launch.” Sony will add more titles to the PS2 emulation list to coincide with future firmware upgrades.

Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade · Video games

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