Sony Talks About Lack of PS2 Love in PS3 Slim

August 19, 2009 Written by Kyle P.

ps3-slim-header-imageWhen the PS3 Slim was announced earlier today, speculation and confusion ran high, regarding the availability of PS2 backwards compatibility. It was found out shortly thereafter that the slimmed behemoth will, in fact, not be backwards compatible.

SCEA‘s director of marketing John Koller recently spoke on Sony’s decision to axe backwards compatibility:

“Now that we’re at a point where we’re three years into the lifecycle of the PS3, there are so many PS3 disc-based games that are available that we think — and noticed this from our research — that most consumers that are purchasing the PS3 cite PS3 games as a primary [reason].”

“And it’s not just like 50 or 60 percent. It’s well into the 80 or 90 percentile range who are purchasing it for PS3 [games]. We do know that there are next gen consumers wanting to come over the the PS3. Most of those are consumers who have not utilized their PS2 for a little while and they’re ready to jump into the PlayStation 3.”

And with this comes another nail in the coffin for reinvigorated Sony support for backwards compatibility.