PS3 backwards compatible?

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  1. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    For my birthday, I decided to spend on myself and get a new game system. I'm leaning toward a PS3 but have one issue, apparently they aren't backward compatible anymore? Is this true and is this Sony's new stand or will they be releasing a patch or something for the system? I was going to ditch the PS2 in trade to get a PS3 game but if I can't play my 30 PS2 titles on it, it doesn't make sense.

    If not, I guess I'll just jump the Sony ship and go XBOX.
     
  2. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    In this day and age, I believe people of all colors are allowed to purchase video game systems. Thank you, Dr. King.
     
  4. NGW

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    This.

    However, I really do expect Sony to announce a patch at E3 that'll unlock the backwards compatibility for the models that don't have it at the moment, if you do want to pick up the 80 gig.
     
  5. kronos

    kronos PSN = KRONOSX1

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    get a 60 gig and get yerself a bigger HD. they are super easy to upgrade. I sold my 40 gig for $275 on Craigslist and bought a 60 gig from a local shop for $250. I also got a service plan that will replace it if anything happens (is was in fact used). But the 60, as mentioned, offeres true BC. Check local pawn shops, mom/pop game shops, and Craigs List. They usually have great deals on the 60 gig model.

    on a side note, i got mine from a local shop. I asked all the usual questions (warranty, testing, whats it come with). When I got home I booted her up to adjust the settings, I noticed that the original owners account was still on it. AND they had a ton of pics and movies. I guess the original owner was someone in their 40s. All the pics were of this woman and a man at various vacation spots. and the videos were of diffrent family gatherings. nothing to crazy really. but it was neat seeing that stuff. I formatted it and removed the HD anyway. I have a 250 gig in it now.
     
  6. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    I got a 60GB. You cant go wrong with that one. It has some extras that the newer PS3s dont. The 80GB are only like 80% compatible while the 60GB is around 95% to 98%.
     
  7. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Got a 40 gig PS3, and it played Loaded just fine, so yes.
     
  8. Shin-Gouki

    Shin-Gouki Rebuilding Veteran

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    Here you go. The 60 is the ONLY one I would consider.

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  9. kronos

    kronos PSN = KRONOSX1

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    I used this exact chart when deciding if I should sell my 40 gig for my 60.

     
  10. MegaPrime33

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    I got a used 20gb, with 2 controllers, 2 games, a useless cooling unit, and a 2 port usb charger for $200 shipped. I say the 20gb is your best choice and then you can always get a larger hdd if you want to. The 60gb obviously gives you the choice of wireless and a flash card reader, but for me those are useless and will end up costing you more.
     
  11. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I was a bit pissed because I went to the trouble of tracking down a 60 GB one and then found out that the PAL ones didn't have the hardware emulation, only the software.

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  12. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    60 Gig is the way to go. You can play your PS1 and 2 games on it. I'm so glad I got mine, and if it breaks, I'll try to get another.
     

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