# It has long been reported that "PS3 won't come with complete PlayStation 2 or PlayStation processors bundled inside" and that playing PS1/2 games would be handled through emulation.
# A new report has emerged contradicting the earlier statements by Sony Computer Entertainment's president Ken Kutaragi.
This new report states that every consumer that buys a PS3 will also be buying a PS2.
PS3 hardware, in its current form, includes the core PlayStation 2 chipset. This presumably means that initial PS3 units will include the single Emotion Engine (the PS2 CPU) and Graphic Synthesizer (the PS2 graphics chip) combo chip that powers the slim model PS2.
# Of course, including the extra hardware drives up costs. The magazine adds that Sony plans on removing the PS2 chipset from future revisions of the PS3 hardware once it has finished development of a proper software-based PS2 emulator. Such a removal would help bring down costs for the system.
# Sony sounds like they are having problems reliably emulating the PS1/2 system on the PS3. Is this inclusion of a PS2 inside every PS3 part of the reason the system costs so much?