PS2 Adapter for PS3 Patented by Sony?

What the s***************t is that? I couldn’t tell you, but our friends in the East say it’s a “backwards-compatibility adapter” of sorts that, when plugged into the current Playstation, will allow you to play previous-generation games. Basically, it’s a PS2 without a disc drive or controller ports that is completely dependent on another console. This is just a patent, and Siliconera has confirmed that it indeed has been registered, but there’s no way to know right now if it will ever exist in physical form.

Here is another diagram from the patent along with the one pictured above again, but these have been translated into English. (via Eurogamer)

Weird thought: What if this thing is intended for use with the next-generation Playstation console? <— Completely unwarranted speculation, but the wording on the diagram is interesting. However, the diagram for the adapter says it has a DVD emulator rather than a Blu-ray emulator, so that might mean it won’t be emulating a PS3.

So, yeah, what to make of this. What, indeed? We’ll just have to wait and see, because nobody really knows anything about this right now.

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2 Comments on PS2 Adapter for PS3 Patented by Sony?


On September 15, 2010 at 5:59 pm

It means Sony took away backwards compatibility so that it could sell it back to us in the form of separate hardware.

Don’t we already have that?

It’s called a PS2.