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Written by Paradis (26-02-2007)
Sony has announced that the European version of the PlayStation 3 (PS3) console will not play as many old games as the American and Japanese models. The European PS3 which went on sale in November, has a different design to the Japanese and American versions. The console was supposed to be backwards compatible, meaning that all older PS and PS2 games should work on the new console. but the European PS3 utilises a new combination of hardware and software emulation so that software takes over some of the functionality that was previously taken care of by dedicated chips. This means that there will be a limited number of PS2 games that will be compatible with the new console.
Sony are the world's most successful games console manufacturer so far, selling more than 200 million PlayStations (one and two) globally. PlayStation, along with the Walkman and the CD player, has been among the biggest successes for the Japanese company. Read more here