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August 13, 2009 // 4:13 pm - We've heard numerous PS3 price drop and PS3 backwards compatibility rumors several times over the last few months, but today SCRAWL is reporting the following (albeit unofficial) confirmation from their local Sony Rep, to quote:

"Over at my local GameStop (where I work), our Sony rep stopped in earlier today to update the PlayStation 3 kiosks and check in with us.

I decided to ask him about all the rumors going around on the PlayStation 3 slim. When I asked him about whether or not is coming he told me this:

"All I'm going to say is this: both a price drop and a firmware update with backwards compatibility are coming soon."

Directly from the mouth of a Sony rep. GamesCom is next week, folks. Don't be surprised if you hear the announcement."

Sony Rep: PS3 Price Drop and Backwards Compatibility Coming

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#15 - Pyrox - August 15, 2009 // 6:03 am
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Wohooo! That sounds like really great news!

#14 - Arnie Pie - August 15, 2009 // 4:55 am
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I remember seeing pictures on the net (Eurogamer forums, I think) a year or so ago - allegedly coming from a prototype emulator on PS3 that was doing really sweet upscaling.

If backwards compatibility comes back (even just for some PSN downloads, which would allow them to only release titles that have been extensively tested), then I'd hope it adds something like this..

#13 - zeromx - August 14, 2009 // 3:56 pm
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hopefully soon means within the next month!..

#12 - Mortimus - August 14, 2009 // 3:07 pm
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I can't wait for backwards comp., I'm hoping swap magic works or at least allow region free.

#11 - Sergiu - August 14, 2009 // 9:43 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Preceptor View Post
It will be nice to get backwards compatibility to my ps3 after all. If it's true i will definitely throw a party

You right !

...that is a reason for a monstrous party!

Regards.

#10 - B4rtj4h - August 14, 2009 // 2:21 am
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hehe ... recently bought some PS2 games from a Garage Sale.

Now all i have to do is wait.

#9 - Preceptor - August 13, 2009 // 8:15 pm
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Hmmm Interesting...

It will be nice to get backwards compatibility to my ps3 after all. If it's true i will definitely throw a party

#8 - Chivafighter - August 13, 2009 // 8:14 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by pcsx2006 View Post
Man i would love to get a slim one with backwards compatibility and thats why i sold my old 60gb ntsc/uc PS3.

Quote fro the article: "All I'm going to say is this: both a price drop and a firmware update with backwards compatibility are coming soon."

Meaning the Normal PS3 could get a new update with the backward capability function on it. therefore all PS3's should have it.

#7 - Pcsx2006 - August 13, 2009 // 7:51 pm
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Man i would love to get a slim one with backwards compatibility and thats why i sold my old 60gb ntsc/uc PS3.

#6 - sivallakos - August 13, 2009 // 7:27 pm
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really good news m8, keep up the good work