Originally Posted by Kougar
Well, I suppose they could get away with it. Backwards compatibility is such a mess with the PS3... some work 100%, some are extremely hit & miss, and others just don't work at all. But I'm sure they make a huge profit off of every new PS2 sold... this is Sony we're talking about, they wouldn't give up that revenue stream.
Exactly, and don't forget that the slim PS3 is still being sold at a loss vs manufacturing costs. I suppose they intend to make up the losses via publication of new games, but this model wasn't very successful with the first PS3. Initial manufacturing cost was $800! Yipes!