New PlayStation 3 SKU could bring back PS2 game compatability


Sony ihas released a new SKU, under the name of CECH-3000B the SKU will feature lower power consumption, a little lighter and will pack a 320GB Hard drive but the main feature of the SKU is not in the reduced weight, power consumption. This is the first and only Slim model of the PS3 to bring back the ability in Launch Model (FAT) 60/80 GB PlayStation 3's to play PS2 games (Original of course) but the price is something the consumers should really watch out for, for a 320GB this is a pretty steep price.

While backwards compatibility was a great feature in the launch model PS3's it was lacking in the new slim models which really made people a little disappointed, but Sony has answered your prayers and has made the return of PS2 game backward compatibility to the Slim line of PS3 consoles, while the price is somewhat steep (34,980 YEN) I hope that Sony looks into a price revision.


The system itself is ready for sale and is probably exclusive to Japan as always and will soon hit US retail outlets in the coming future while most PS2 games are getting HD Remakes now a days (God of War 1 and 2, Sly trilogy, Beyond Good and Evil) some games are still missing such as Devil May Cry 1-3, Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 but while their HD remakes are on the way there are other numerous games on the PS2 that definitely deserve an HD remake like Viewtiful Joe, Okami (With Move support would be awesome) and my personal favorite; Max Payne 1 and 2.

For now players can look into the new SKU and enjoy the PS2 games they have in their closets once more!


EDIT: It has come to my attention that Google Chrome mistranslated the term

“This product, “PlayStation 2″ are having a compatibility “without” proprietary software.”.

Here are the official specs of the new PS3 straight from Sony JP's website



Charcoal Black 320GB PlayStation ® 3

Model number


Release Date

Sequentially from the June 2011 delivery

Suggested retail price

34,980 yen (tax included)


  • "PlayStation 3" × 1 unit
  • Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK ® 3) × 1
  • Power cord × 1
  • AV cable × 1
  • USB Cable × 1


Cell Broadband Engine ™



Sound Output

LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.



Hard disk

2.5 "Serial ATA 320GB ※ 1

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Hi-Speed ​​USB (compliant with USB 2.0) × 2


Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × an IEEE 802.11 b / g Bluetooth ® 2.0 (EDR)


Wireless controller (Bluetooth ®)

AV output

Resolution 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i ※ HDMI output terminal one 3 × × a AV MULTI OUT connector × 1 optical digital output

BD / DVD / CD drive (read only)

The maximum reading speed speed BD 2 (BD-ROM) Speed ​​DVD 8 (DVD-ROM) Speed ​​CD 24 (CD-ROM)


AC 100V, 50/60Hz

Power consumption

Approximately 200W

External dimensions

Approximately 290 × 65 × 290 mm (width × height × depth) (excluding projections)


Approximately 2.6kg

※ 1 "Settings" "System Settings", "System Information" that appear in the HDD space, since the 737.4 billion, calculated as about 10 million bytes 1GB, figures that are described in this book (1GB billion value calculated as a byte) appears less than. Presentation is different, in fact available HDD capacity is unchanged. In addition, some of the HDD capacity system to be used as an area for running the system and user space is actually available in other capacities. Does not guarantee the operation of all external devices are not ※ 2. Defined by ※ 3 HDMI ver1.3a "Deep Color", "xvColor (xvYCC)", "HD lossless audio format" is compatible. This product, "PlayStation 2" are having a compatibility with proprietary software.Video Software ※ BD (BD-ROM) content and the application of copyright protection technology (eg, broadcast) to enjoy in HD and BD are recorded, HDMI cable (sold separately) is required.