Europe already got the shaft from Sony when it came to backwards compatibility and their PS3s. Could the US be next? Rumor has it that Sony is removing the PS2 emotion engine from future PS3 models that are being shipped to the US and Japan to cut costs. That means that, like the Xbox 360, the PS3 will need to use software to render old PS2 games, making many of them unplayable on the new system.
Yeah, removing features, that'll increase your sales. If Sony doesn't pass the manufacturing savings that this gives them onto the customers then I will officially lose the last shred of faith I have for their business acumen. Don't let me down, Sony.
Sony to bring 'PS2-less' PS3 to US, Japan? [Reg Hardware]