Finally, Sony reveals their true reason for not supporting backward compatibility in post launch PS3s. They just wanted to sell more TVs to those unfortunate individuals who traded in their last gen console to pick up a shiny new Playstation 3 while being unaware of its lack of PS2 support.
Sony’s KDL-22PX300 LCD has a rather hunky base that conceals a fully working PlayStation 2. That console is fully backwards compatible with O.G. PlayStation games and and of course it plays DVDs as well. Despite being retro friendly the display does support four HDMI ports and can also serve up video from Sony’s Bravia service over Ethernet or an optional wireless dongle. It’s priced at £200 in the UK, which is just a tick over $300 and, honestly, not too bad a deal. No word on an American release, but it’ll need a SCART-ectomy before that happens.