ps2 on 40GB?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by caffeeneaddict, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. caffeeneaddict macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2007
    hey all just wondering if there will ever be a chance of ps2 emulation on the new 40GB PS3. And why don't they have it now? Too expensive? Too much on a small dive?
  2. jamesi macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2005
    Davis CA
    will this "ever" happen? probably not, unless sony adopts some skewed product model.
  3. sikkinixx macrumors 68020


    Jul 10, 2005
    Rocketing through the sky!
    they got rid of it because they save some money on each unit. And they said they CAN do it, but they won't because they wanna stay focused on PS3 titles instead. But I bet they wait a few years then put PS2 games on the PSN store for download.
  4. caffeeneaddict thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2007
    it just seems so ridiculous that they would throw out their entire ps2 library just so they can "focus on ps3 titles" and maybe in a few years there will be a ps4. ugh sorry for that mini rant.
  5. Antares macrumors 68000


    Not "in a few years." If I remember correctly, didn't Sony say that the PS3 will be a 10 year console.

    If you want to play old games, you can get a PS2 for super cheap. My Wii can play Cube games but I haven't touched any Cube games in the year since I bought a Wii.... Backward compatibilty is a waste, in my opinion. Maybe in a few generations, I'll be nostaglic about PS2 games...kind of like I am now with Genesis, SNES, NES, etc.. games on the Virtual Console.
  6. zero2dash macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2006
    Fenton, MO
    (Someone correct me if I'm wrong)

    Originally the Ps3 had the EE chips (Emotion Engine aka Ps2) and did hardware emulation.

    Then they cut out the EE's to save cost and went software emulation.

    Now the software emulation only works on the 60 gig and 80 gig? (albeit somewhat limited; some games aren't supported)

    Ps2 is rumored to drop to $99 with a revised unit including a built in power supply (no more power brick)...I'd just buy a Ps2 truthfully. /shrug/
  7. risc macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    NTSC 20 GB + 60 GB :- Emotion Engine (PS2 RISC CPU) + Graphics Synthesizer (PS2 GPU) = hardware based backwards compatibility

    NTSC 80 GB + PAL 60 GB :- Emotion Engine Emulation (software) + Graphics Synthesizer = software based backwards compatibility

    40 GB Model :- No Emotion Engine (Hardware or Emulation) + No Graphics Synthesizer = NOTHING

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