The PS3 did at one point support all Ps2 games
(then some, followed by non)
the thing is PS3 required PS2 hardware to play the games (later models had software emulation but not all games worked)
Only the orignal two PS3's models (CECHA and CECHB) had the emotion engine chip (allowing any PS2 game to run.) It was removed on the subsequent models as a means to reduce system production costs, and given software emulation as a replacement (CECHC to CECHF models.)
All later Phats (CECHG and on,) as well as all Slims have neither. All these models can still emulate as the CECHC-CECHF models could, but the means of enabling the system to do so is unavailable, (short of a breakthrough in RE'ing a Cobra dongle, or Cobra being nice and just telling people.)
fate6 wrote:The resolution would be great, but then you would have to, again, upgrade your televisions to take advantage of the console's full potential. But is it really necessary?
Sony would likely try to launch a new line of HDTVs that can run this resolution on system launch to capitalize on the need for this new resolution (but aside from their gaming division, Sony is haemorrhaging money, so this may backfire. Its silly to expect people will buy a new TV generation every few years.)
Acid_Snake wrote:This are all the rumors I've heard so far and my opinion on them:
- Will not play used games: I don't think it'll happen, Sony could loose too much support from big retailers like GameStop, also they would have done it with the Vita already.
Considering how openly game developers state used games are putting them out of business, Sony is rather likely to forbid used sales. After all, they already lock most things you buy for Sony products to a PSN account (DLC, online passes, any downloaded games, your PSVita itself,) so the jump to making disc bought games require a PSN doesn't seem far-fetched. (Besides, look at all the disc-based PC games that force you to activate your game with a Steam, Origin, or some other client account. That forbids used sales. What makes a console so special?)
Acid_Snake wrote:- Will use AMD CPU: AMD CPUs are for computing, for gaming PowerPC has been proven to be a better solution.
The choice of GPU was more likely made on the basis of cost than practicality to a task.
Acid_Snake wrote:- Will use Cell Broadband Engine ¿X? clocked at ¿3.2GHz? : I can see why they would continue to use CBE, but 3.2?
The 8th core on the PS3 Cell Processor was disabled due to heat concerns. If they improve the cooling methods and unlock the 8th core, it may run rather nicely. If the cooling is not so good, we may soon be hearing about the Red Orbis of Doom. (Orbis means ring *giggles*)
Acid_Snake wrote:- Will have 10GB ram, 10GB vram: never, 2GB ram+2GBvram is more like it, even 1GB is enough.
Keep in mind how the PS3 had far too little RAM for its needs, forcing most games to install large amounts of data in order to have load times at a respectable level (and many games it still didn't help much.) 10Gb does seem like overkill, but perhaps Sony needs all the extra RAM to run its DRM.
Acid_Snake wrote:- Will not play Ps3 games: if it still uses CBE then we might see BC, but even if it doesn't happen I don't really care.
I highly doubt the PS4 will have standard backwards compatibility. Its too profitable to resell those games from the PSN.
Acid_Snake wrote:- Will still use Blu-Ray: not really a surprise, Blu-Ray still has a lot to offer.
However, there has been talk of Sony considering a direct download only distribution method (similar to the PSPgo,) which would do away with any disc media drive as a feature.