Gamestop employees have been hinting to us that the PS3 Slim and that backwards compatibility will indeed be coming through a download. This is of course not an official confirmation, as Sony has yet to make a statement on backwards compatibility.
For now, we can only speculate on this as we only have the word of a few anonymous tipsters to go on. We will of course bring you the word as soon as we get some official news, but for now you can file this one in the hopeful rumor category.
If the XBOX 360 can do it, why can’t the PS3? If this is indeed true, then it will be a software based emulator similar to what the XBOX 360 does.
Sony patented technology that will emulate the PS2’s emotion engine back in 2007, so anything is possible at this point. All we can do now is wait and hope.Rumor: PS3 Slim Getting Backwards Compatible through Download? (Emulator),