Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Playstation 3 v1.8 backwards compatibility

As I've mentioned the Playstation 3 got updated to version 1.8 without the backwards compatibility lists matching. Well I see that they've finally got around to updating the list and what a mess it is too.

The first thing to note is that the only PS2 games listed are the 3-star rated ones and not a lot of those. To recap v1.6 listed 1,782 titles; v1.7 added 259, removed 101, upgraded 234, and downgraded 103 for a grand total of 1,940 titles; v1.8 (as currently listed)adds 62, removes 1,101, upgrades 211, and downgrades 0 for a total of 901.

To put it another way according to the current list there are now less PS2 games compatible then when they started.

I hope this is a glitch on the list, showing as it does only 3-star games, except there were plenty of such titles beginning with say "C" and none of them are showing.

I'll keep an eye out for any developments, but this is nasty if accurate or indicative of a major screw-up at Sony Europe if not.