PS3 Getting Downloadable PS2 Games, Says Sega; Imports and Dreamcast Titles Possible

Though Sony has definitively stated that PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility is "not coming back" to the PlayStation 3, an internal document that recently appeared on publisher Sega's FTP claims that Sony is preparing a "PS2 emulator for PS3."

"SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN," reads the document, which provides notes on an August 5th meeting between Sony Computer Entertainment America and Sega.

Elsewhere in the document, it's said that Sony is considering "a special Japanese Import section (pricing $9.99 to $39.99 for full game)" for the online marketplace.

Sega also made note of its intent to sell downloadable Dreamcast games, with talk of possible "exclusivity" for certain titles suggesting that some of the re-releases will appear on other platforms, such as Xbox Live.

The relevant portions of the document, which briefly popped up on Objectif-Sega and was subsequently noticed by NeoGAF, can be found below.

Should you be interested in the full thing, look no further than this link.

PS2 emulator for PS3 (confidential)
  • SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN (GTA Vice City/Sonic/etc)
  • For co Marketing money show PS3 controller on TV ads - similar to EA Madden Spots, NCAA, etc...
DC Digital Titles
  • If we provide a list of DC titles SCEA will let us know which ones they're interested in having exclusively.
  • If we give them a long period of exclusivity they'll give us more marketing support.
  • Could put Japanese games directly on PSN for download in a special Japanese Import section (pricing $9.99 to $39.99 for full game).
  • Might need to localize menus at least with subtitles.
  • SCEA interested in helping on MKTG side if they can have period of exclusivity.