Hi kids! Want a PS3, well, it coming to a European store near you, with a huge mark up on RRP price over what American and Japanese gamers are paying and, guess what, you can now Get LESS for MORE! Thats right, those backward compatible features that will allow you to play your old PS2 back catalogue, kiss those goodbye, or at least at a severely reduced capacity, lets hope you arent the unlucky sod that has the games that wont work, knowing my luck they will probably include Ico and Shadow of the Collossus. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070223/tc_nm/sony_playstation_europe_dc Software will take over some of the functionality that was originally taken care of by dedicated chips, which means far fewer PlayStation 2 (PS2) games can be played on a European PS3 compared with the Japanese and American PS3 models which play 98 percent of old games. "Sony is managing expectations by saying now that the new console will play fewer of the old games, and that's a good thing," said analyst Alex Kwiatowski at British market research group Vertical Market Technologies.