Posted on July 10, 2007,

80GB PS3 Model To Be Emotionless

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The internet is still trying to recover from the not so surprising price cut announced from Sony yesterday.  It seems there’s something Sony didn’t reveal in yesterday’s announcement and that is the fact that the new 80GB PS3 models will not include the PS2 emotion engine chip.  Instead, the 80GB PS3 model will rely on software updates in order to play PS2 games, similar to how the Xbox 360 plays it’s back catalog of games.

This only really effects the 80GB PS3.  The 60GB model will of course have the emotion engine in tact.  80GB model will most likely be required to download system updates in order to ensure they can play PS2 games.

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3 Comments on 80GB PS3 Model To Be Emotionless

Chad

On July 10, 2007 at 2:35 pm

those scammers!

xboxlenny

On July 10, 2007 at 10:08 pm

Ya thats cheap, but before i get bashed i beleive Moneysofts Xbox 360 uses the same, it emulates the Xbox games, not a hardware chip, plz someone correct me if i am wrong. I was wrong once before.

Edward

On July 18, 2007 at 7:28 am

The are only doing that so that people are FORCED to update firmware to stay up to date with anything and to save money on the PCB level.

The real question is when are they going to open up the GPU for Linux to use !?
Others and myself paid good money for that hardware; how dear they tell us how to use it in our own homes !
Read these posts and make up your own mind:
http://digg.com/linux_unix/Petition_to_Enable_the_PS3_RSX_Under_Linux