Ripples across the pond.

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Well Sony of Europe finally announced the Econobox PS3.

And it won’t play your Playstation / Playstation 2 games (among other features removed to slash the price).

Problem is there’s no word on backward compatibility with Playstation / Playstation 2 software, and no bone thrown to potential buyers to instill confidence that Sony is at least attempting to ensure you’ll be able to play your existing Playstation family game library on the new Econobox PS3.

Well Sony, if you’re telling me this is irrelevant. . .

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Then I’ve got one thing to say to you:

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For a company that loves touting the “it’s a marathon” rhetoric about the console wars, they sure don’t seem to be positioning the Playstation 3 as a long distance runner.

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