So much for one of the features touted as key to differentiation relative to the Xbox 360.
Sony Computer Entertainment spokesman Satoshi Fukuoka said some of the 8,000 older games weren't working properly on PS3, making the wrong sounds or images, and some couldn't be played at all. He declined to give a number for the games that weren't functioning, but he said the same problem is expected when the game console goes on sale in the U.S. on Nov. 17. About 16,000 different games have been sold for the PlayStation and PlayStation 3 in North America.
I'm sure this is comforting to people who waited a year in part because of game compatibility:
""We are sorry for the game fans that they cannot play all the games," Mr. Fukuoka said. "But unfortunately some of these problems could not be avoided.""