With PAL region gamers presently reeling from news that the PS3 launched in Europe, Australia and the middle-east on March 23rd won't boast the same backwards compatibility as the US and Japanese hardware, we today learn that the revised console could be heading to North America too.
While Sony are playing down the revision, believed to have been undertaken in order to lower production costs for the already expensive console, it is suggested that the revised hardware will be incompatible with many PS2 titles - sparking angry words from gamers upset that they will pay the same for a technically inferior machine.
US gamers should also be worried, too, it transpires, with Sony US failing to deny that future stocks of the hardware may be of the revised model being shipped to Europe and elsewhere next month. Speaking to 1UP.com, a spokesperson stated: "We have no announcement regarding any hardware specification changes for PS3 in North America at this time."
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