PS3 can't play some older games
So how is this different from the Xbox 360? Oh that's right it isn't. What a damned shame that new hi-tech gaming consoles can't figure out how to play older and less sophisticated games.Article said:On Tuesday, the company acknowledged the console won't run some of the 8,000 titles designed for previous PlayStations â€” even though the PlayStation 3 was billed as being fully compatible with older-generation games.
For instance, the PS3 might not play background music to the popular "Tekken 5" combat game, and some scenes from the "Gran Tourismo" racing game might freeze, according to Sony. The game "Suikoden III" can't read data from a first-generation PlayStation, while a virtual gun in one of the "Biohazard" games won't fire properly.
Some older games won't run on the PS3 at all, according to Sony Computer Entertainment spokesman Satoshi Fukuoka. Online upgrades of the PS3 software will be offered, but it's unlikely that all the problems will ever get fixed, he said.