PS3: handles hi-def gaming, stutters with '90s technology

Sony's admitted another glitch with the PS3, this time with its ability to play PSOne and PlayStation 2 games. Backward compatibility was promised by

Sony's admitted another glitch with the PS3, this time with its ability to play PSOne and PlayStation 2 games. Backward compatibility was promised by the electronics giant but it’s now emerged that some games won't play with sound, and some games won't play at all.Sony's not saying which games are affected, or how many, but indications are that it's around 200 titles. A firmware fix is now in development.Funnily enough news of the problem wasn't released until after the console went on sale in Japan. Not that it would have dented enthusiasm for the next gen gamer – about 88,400 of the first 100,000 units were shifted roughly six nanoseconds after doors opened on Saturday. Good luck finding the remaining 11,600, or getting a decent place in the queue for the US launch on Friday, where people have already been in line for over a fortnight.Meanwhile 60GB machines have been selling on eBay for up to £1200 a time. Remember people, patience is a virtue.

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