Originally Posted by yourgrandma
Actually i remember them announcing that they were no longer supporting ps2 playback on there newer consoles... here is a source http://www.shacknews.com/article/493...l-materializes nice try though... sony was hurting in numbers and the ps3's price was a major hurt to the sales and removing ps2 support at least helped bring down the production costs.
Yes removing the emotion chip from EU ps3s did same them money on production. But they also removed the card readers, and 2 usb ports.
They removed $60 worth of hardware whilst increasing the EU price by $60, so we ended up paying $120 more for an inferior console!
Like look at the PS Move bundle, in the USA you got the full Sports Champions game, in the EU you got a demo disc!
I have always hated $ony for this, we're used to being ripped off in the EU, but this was just taking it too far. So when the PS3 was hacked I was overjoyed that karma finally got back to $ony!