If you’re still expecting Sony to issue a firmware update that’ll give life to your PS2 games on PS3, please, don’t get your hopes up too high; because all signs are pointing in another direction: PSN.
In a piece on backwards compatibility, PlayStation: The Official Magazine wrote this:
“Sony has mentioned the possibility of PS2 titles coming to PSN before, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the console’s early classics like Ico hit the network before long
Unfortunately, since the PS2 still sells, Sony seems reluctant to reintroduce full backwards compatibility to the PS3.”
The mag makes a good point, since PS2 is still flying off store shelves, making the PS3 backwards compatible, Sony would be essentially shooting themselves in the knee; why kill sales? Companies need all sources of revenue they can get. PTOM did mention that the addition of PSP minis emulation would eventually bring classic PSP titles to PS3.
“But the recent addition of minis emulation suggests that classic PSP titles might be available for PS3 soon as well. Sony definitely needs to get more PSP titles onto its portable store for PSPgo gamers, so it’s not a bad bet.”
Share you thoughts, do you think PS3 backwards compatibility is a necessary feature?