Here’s a few things that are going on in the world of Playstation 3 today:
PS3 Backwards Compatibility Less Than Stellar
Reports coming out of Japan are saying that a few PS2 titles are having trouble being played on the super-duper (and extremely rare) PS3. Notable titles are Namco’s Tekken 5, Squenix’s Final Fantasy XI, and the awesomeness that is Guitar Hero.
Yes, you heard right. Guitar Hero’s guitar peripheral is having trouble working on the system, with some buttons being totally ignored. The world has just let out a collective “WTF!” aimed directly at Sony’s crotch.
Tekken 5 has problems running its background music properly, while Final Fantasy XI can’t register the hard-drive that the PS3 has. Sony has already planned to supply a firmware update for the hard-drive issue soon, but no word on when the other issues will be resolved, if at all.
Unbelievably, PS2 hardware is actually in a PS3. The backwards compatibility is not based on emulation software. How Sony managed to mess this up is beyond me. But hey, we got Blu-Ray, right? Right?
PS3 Preorders Go Unfulfilled
Gamestop is informing everyone that pre-ordered a PS3 that they will not have enough systems to fulfill all the orders come this 11/17. Ouch, that’s gotta hurt. Especially those people trying to sell their systems on eBay.
They said they were trying to stop from having an Xbox 360-like debacle with the PS3, but apparently the guy spearheading the pre-order campaign forgot to get a solid number on how many consoles Sony was going to give them. Give that man a raise.