Originally Posted by DoogUK
Ps2 could actualy play Ps1 games by hardware, unlike the the Ps3 which had to play the Ps2 games by emulation, only then it was one certain model which did that if i recall.
It's my main reason for not buying the Ps3, no backward compatibility whereas the ps2 was excellent in playing Ps1 games.
You can buy PS2 brand new for less that $150 in Oz with a couple of games thrown in (that's around 70 quid or so I think) and modchips only cost around $50, I had mine done years ago and it plays 'legal backups' of PS1 and PS2 games. If you want backward compatible, have 2 consoles.