But they decided to give us a small break and put the software that the ps3 needed to play ps2 games on the online store for free of charge, only one OR MORE stipulations with the software. First off you may be able to play some of the games, not all, SOME. They may or may not work very well on the ps3 system. There could be glitches or even in some cases failure to read the disc in the middle of the game.
Play station then decided that they would put up a list of games that are compatible with the software that they gave. Trying to please people, but I don’t think that’s what most people had in mind. Especially when you originally make a clam that the ps3 will be able to read ps2 discs. From an article I found on the ps3 system, PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) Revealed Before E3, by Roger Altizer, he put in his article that ps3 will read ps2 discs.
• PlayStation CD-ROM
• PlayStation 2 CD-ROM
• CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW
• SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD
• Dual Disc (audio side), Dual Disc (DVD side)
DVD Disc media (read only):
• PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM
• PLAYSTATION 3 DVD-ROM
• DVD-Video: DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
It gives you the sense that ps3 will be able to play ps2 games when you read it. But as we all have found out it’s not so true. This was just kind of my major let down with the ps3 system, since I love playing some of the older games now and then. Let me know how you feel about the ps3 not playing older games from the ps2.
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