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5.0 out of 5 stars JUST BE CAREFUL, 6 Oct 2007
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This review is from: Sony Playstation 3 Console (40GB Version) (Video Game)
hi, this is a PS3, what more needs to be said about it? well, first off you have to remember this is a cut down version of the original 60Gb version, not too much to concern yourselves with, BUT, this is not backwards compatable with the old ps2/ps1 titles like the 60 model is, this is due to some motherboard modifications and removal of the GF chip. other things missing are the flash/memory card slots but if you really need these you can us a standard usb card reader, just plug it into the console. the other thing is it only has 2 usb ports on the front, these can also be expanded using a standard usb hub if you need more ports too. it still has wi-fi, blue tooth, and everything else the full 60Gb model has.
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Initial post: 14 Nov 2007 16:47:25 GMT
Mr. J. Ferne says:
The 40Gb PS3 is backward compatible with PSOne titles, just not PS2.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2007 18:26:32 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Nov 2007 18:29:13 GMT
Will Davies says:
The trouble is who wants any PS1 titles ?, makes no sense to take out the PS2 compatibility(the biggest selling console around) and leaving it backward compatible with the now antique PS1 only. The now standard 40 gig drive will also fill up very quickly especially if like they do like the xbox 360 which will soon have HD films etc become available for direct download(that is why the Elite now comes with 120gb Hard drive), the developers are only interested in the standard factory size drive(for future streaming of games etc) not what you can add to it yourself and 40 gig is a step backwards.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2007 23:12:09 GMT
R. Ledbury says:
Well the PS1 compatability is done via software in the PS3, whereas the PS2 compatability is (or rather was) done using hardware inside the PS3. It wouldn't make any sense to remove PS1 compatability since it isn't going to cost Sony much money at all when producing PS3's.

There are some very decent games on the PS1 that I still enjoy playing; Crash Team Racing (and all the others in the Crash Bandicoot series); the Final Fantasy Series; Tekken and so many more.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2007 11:54:12 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2007 00:49:59 GMT
E. Agrotis says:
Thats a great point about the ps3 you've pointed out just there Dylan,
yes, sony are losing a huge amount for each console = fantastic value for money.

Another point you added was that the ps2 was the biggest selling console around. Precisely! so who needs backwards compatibility when they already have a ps2?

Thanks for highlighting those and rightfully recommending the sony PS3

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2007 08:54:50 GMT
Hey

i have another point!

Sony are releasing a new EVEN SLIMMER ps2 next year

if ps3s still played ps2 games

they wouldnt sell any

its all a marketing ploy

believe me!

Posted on 19 Dec 2007 17:14:15 GMT
J. Russell says:
Personally I feel I've done PS2 to death and am not at all bothered about lack of compatibility, a week after i got the PS3 I gave my PS2 and all the games away to someone who would enjoy it, meanwhile I am enjoying Oblivion, Darkness, Dirt and drakes fortune which is more than enough to keep me going until the spring when there will be Plenty more top class titles available. The only game I will miss is SSX.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2008 18:57:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jan 2008 19:02:19 GMT
Will Davies says:
And how are you enjoying the feedback on your joypad ?..
And yes I did point out PS3 is better value(I'm not in your denial stage) now and of course that is thanks to the 360 which forced Sony into dropping their price to the minimum they can possibly go BUT MS has TWO price cuts awaiting so lets see what Sony can do.......

But an Update is needed here go NINTENDO wow Sony have lost their stronghold of Japan to the Nintendo, MS must be happy that they are in their position so early on in thier console life, Sony will be less than happy........

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2008 18:48:08 GMT
Cerberus says:
No sorry but that is not right the usa and japanese models had full ps2 hardware inside to make sure the backwards compatability was 100% bbut the european machine all the bc stuff is done by software emulation and some of it none to great there is a list out there reg it and rating games on a scale of 1 to 3 on how well it works .

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2008 19:19:43 GMT
In response to that comment just buy a cheap usb hub from amazon and a fair size external hard drive 300gig for around 60buff and get ya self ready for playtv and forget 24hr 5gig film rental from micro$oft and look to the future (proof) PS3
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