Now don't get us wrong, we get the convenience of being able to play all those old games on your PS3; we just don't get why it's such a necessity for some people. At the end of the day, if you need to play PS2 games, they still sell the last Sony console in most shops.

Whatever. Gigazine's reporting a potential solution based on a patent filed by the platform holder in February 2009. The external peripheral pictured appears to bridge older games (ahem, PS2 discs) on the PlayStation 3. We're not sure what it solves, seeing as the device would presumably cost the same as a PS2 Slim, but some people might be excited by this news. We think?

What?! You keep going on about backwards compatibility.