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PS5 backwards compatibility will cover all PS2, PS3, and PS4 games according to Turkish retailer

PS5 backwards compatibility all the way back to the PS1 would be a major pro for the next-gen console. (Image source: Vida Extra)
PS5 backwards compatibility all the way back to the PS1 would be a major pro for the next-gen console. (Image source: Vida Extra)
The PS5 will offer backwards compatibility for PS2, PS3, and PS4 games according to a PlayStation 5 page recently published by a large Turkish retailer. PlayStation 5 owners will apparently be able to utilize the next-gen console’s Blu-ray drive to play the older titles.
Daniel R Deakin,

A PlayStation 5 page published by a Turkish retailer called Hepsiburada has led to a flurry of speculation thanks to its content in regard to backwards compatibility. Once translated into English, the details reveal that the PS5 will supposedly be able to play all PS2, PS3, and PS4 games, which would be an incredible selling point for the next-gen console if true.

There is the possibility that Hepsiburada has simply misprinted the details in a similar manner to that of the recent “leak” concerning the PS5’s launch date that was presumed to be revealed by a Japanese job listing. The large e-commerce firm claims to be the Turkish equivalent of Amazon, offering over 500,000 products on its website pages.

At the moment, it’s not even confirmed how many PS4 games will run on the PS5, so to say all PS2, PS3, and PS4 titles will work on the upcoming console seems to be something of a stretch, although it is possible some details got lost in translation. Microsoft has recently stated that the Xbox Series X will be the “most compatible console ever" and Sony has not offered up any hints that refute that claim at the moment.

Full backwards compatibility, all the way back to the PS1, could seem like a pipe dream to most PS5 fans at the moment. It’s possible that Sony might be holding an ace up its sleeve in regard to PS5 backwards compatibility, but there are still the more important matters of price and design to be revealed yet.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-05-31 (Update: 2020-09-30)
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.