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Friday September 22, 2006 4:01 pm

Playstation 3 to Emulate SEGA and TurboGrafx


Sega TurboGrafx

The Playstation 3’s price cut isn’t the only new information coming out of the Tokyo Game Show from Sony.  It is well known that the PS3 will support some backwards compatibility with PSOne and PS2 games, but now it has been announced that the PS3 will also be able to play Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx games.  The games are likely going to be media downloads, but it may be possible that CD’s or DVD’s will become available including packages of games.  Man it’d be cool to play the Sonics all over again! I wonder if 32X, SegaCD, Saturn and Dreamcast games will be added to the list.

I think Nintendo should be a little more hush-hush with their ideas in the future. They announced their motion sensitive controller, so Sony updated theirs to incorporate motion sensitivity.  The Wii was announced to play older Nintendo games, and Sony again follows suit with old Sega and TurboGrafx games.  Microsoft even jumped on this wagon by starting to offer old arcade games for download on XBOX Live. Being a Genesis and even Master System fan, I am extremely excited about this news, but a little upset that it took an idea from Nintendo to get Sony to add this functionality.


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