PlayStation 3

Sony Japan Files Patent For New Generation Console To Previous Generation Console Adapter


imageMost PlayStation 3s are not backwards compatible, but Sony may be investigating an external adapter to act as a bridge. Japanese message boards are buzzing about a patent filed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan for a new generation to previous generation console adapter. We checked the Japanese Patent database to verify and a patent indeed exists.

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A schematic of the proposed adapter (200) shows the device has its own processor, a DVD decoder/emulator, sound processor, and graphic processor.



This is a patent application so no guarantees, but if a PS2 to PS3 adapter came to market would you buy it?


Update: Here’s the patent, saved as a PDF.

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