So now Sony’s fire sale, disaster-averting, feature-stripped 40GB PS3 doesn’t have backwards compatibility at all, despite this:

“Backwards compatibility, as you know from PlayStation One and PlayStation 2, is a core value of what we believe we should offer. And access to the library of content people have created, bought for themselves, and accumulated over the years is necessary to create a format. PlayStation is a format meaning that it transcends many devices — PSOne, PS2, and now PS3” – Phil Harrison, Sony, December 2006.

40GB PS3 of ultimate shame

TOP TIP: It’s not the hardware configuration, it’s the lack of games.