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New Info on PS3 Backwards Compatibility
How you can keep your game saves too.
By Andrew Joy 08/05/2006 09:49:39 PST
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As their launch approaches, more and more details are slowly being learned about each of the next-gen systems, among them the PlayStation 3. Perhaps the most controversial new console, if even just for the price alone, it seems Sony is determined to prove that it is worth it.

We already know that in addition to playing Blu-ray movies and games, the PS3 will also play all your old movies, CDs and most importantly video games from the PS1 and PS2. However, thanks to a small entry on the PS3’s official site, we now know that you will also be able to transfer your save files for those games too, a feature sorely missed on the Xbox 360.

To use saved data on a PlayStation 2 memory card, you must copy the data onto a virtual memory card within the hard disk,” the site reads. “This requires a PS2/PSone memory card adaptor to copy the data to your PLAYSTATION 3. A memory card adaptor is designed to edit, up/download game saves to and from EMS flash card or smart media card.

Unfortunately, there is still a few key details that are yet to be learned before this move can be deemed a complete success, although it is certainly a step in the right direction.  For example, we don't know if this device will be included with the PS3 and, if not, how much it will cost. As soon as we know, though, you’ll see it right here, so be sure to check back at VGGEN often!

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