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Sony Files Patent for Adapter to Make PS3 Backwards Compatible


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237w ago - 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."

Sony Files Patent for Adapter to Make PS3 Backwards Compatible

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#12 - saviour07 - 237w ago
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Sony file alot of patents, and the majority of them never come to fruition. They filed a patent about a year ago which hinted at utilising the Cell processors to emulate the ps2 EE, and nothing else has come of that.

I think that sony are just fore-thinking, and holding onto an idea which will allow them to use hardware to make a gaming console backward compatible. (emphasis on "a" as there is no mention of ps3 or ps2 in the pdf)

I'm surprised noone jumped to the conclusion of it being hardware for the ps4 to enable it to be b/c with ps3/2/1 games

#11 - IndyColtsFan84 - 237w ago
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I'll just wait for a homebrew ps2 emulator for my non-bc ps3..

#10 - Dominator7 - 237w ago
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well, I should say PS2 had many, many great games. PS3 still hasn't impressed me with its lineup. Can't wait for GT5, though!

#9 - Mbb - 237w ago
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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...

#8 - Mantagtj - 237w ago
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Or we get one working with the current ps3 thru Jailbreak with just software and the current ps3 hardware that'll tick em off!!!

#7 - Dominator7 - 237w ago
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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!

#6 - GrandpaHomer - 237w ago
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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.

#5 - oVERSoLDiER - 237w ago
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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.

#4 - jabberosx - 237w ago
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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...

#3 - zerobde - 237w ago
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3 1/2 - 4yrs later... LMAO!

 

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