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    Sony Files Patent for Adapter to Make PS3 Backwards Compatible

    According to Siliconera.com (linked above), Sony Japan has officially filed a patent for an adapter to make PS3 backwards compatible with PlayStation 2 titles.

    To quote on the PS2 to PS3 adapter patent: "Japanese message boards are buzzing about a patent filed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan for a new generation to previous generation console adapter.

    We checked the Japanese Patent database to verify and a patent indeed exists.

    A schematic of the proposed adapter (200) shows the device has its own processor, a DVD decoder/emulator, sound processor, and graphic processor."


    More PlayStation 3 News...

  2. #2
    darkfortedx Guest
    now that's getting crazy , ps3 60gbs goodbye..

  3. #3
    GrandpaHomer Guest
    Hmm - and this would retail for the double the price of PS2 I guess ...

    Or - maybe not - but Sony might go ahead and start releasing PS2 Games on PSN ... well ovepriced.

    Also - it's not really clear HOW it would be attached to (current) PS3s?? USB? Or are they planning to have new SKUs with some expansion ports?

  4. #4
    zerobde Guest

    Big Grin

    3 1/2 - 4yrs later... LMAO!

  5. #5
    jabberosx Guest
    so no.. instead of buying a ps2 to play ps2 games. You will buy and.. wait for it.. PS3.2 to play ps2 games on ps3.. really smart of them.. lol.

    As you can see in the patent. Its basically a ps2 without a DVD drive. So you put your game ins PS2. It routes all data from dvd to the ahem.. PS3.2 and it plays your ps2 games.. upscaled via ps3 hypervisor...

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    oVERSoLDiER Guest
    PS2 games with trophy support and downloadable in the store -> Great !

    But buying such a card and put it in the PS3 just for playing PS2 games ? Fail.

  7. #7
    GrandpaHomer Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by oVERSoLDiER View Post
    PS2 games with trophy support and downloadable in the store -> Great !
    I seriously doubt there will be any trophy support at all - the same situation like with current PS1 classic / PSP games and / or PS1 + PS2 DISC based games ...

    They will just try to milk users by re-seling them the digital copies at full whack.

  8. #8
    Dominator7 Guest

    Lightbulb

    An idea is that the adapter will work only on 3.42 firmware and up, so that many will consider upgrading and lose the chance to use jaibreak!

  9. #9
    Mantagtj Guest
    Or we get one working with the current ps3 thru Jailbreak with just software and the current ps3 hardware that'll tick em off!!!

  10. #10
    Mbb Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator7 View Post
    An idea is that the adapter will work only on 3.42 firmware and up, so that many will consider upgrading and lose the chance to use jaibreak!
    Why would you update to play PS2 games, mayby stay on 3.41 to play downloaded PS3 games...

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