Sony: PS3 Has Backwards Compatibility Issues

Sony disclosed Tuesday that its next-generation PlayStation 3 console is apparently having issues playing some PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games. The company is checking the 8,000 or so titles released in Japan for issues, a spokesperson said. So far, approximately 200 titles or roughly three percent of all games have been found incompatible.

Issues range from a loss of sound to complete failure to run, according to reports. A fix is underway, Sony said, and would likely be delivered to consoles via an online update. Sony is locked in a fierce battle with Microsoft and Nintendo for next-generation console supremacy, and will launch the PlayStation 3 in North America on Friday.

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