40gb cant play ps2 games. its better to try to find a 60gb because it has the emotion chip and plays ps2 better than the 80gb which uses software instead to play ps2 games.really though the 80gb is fine.
Surely in this world of Emulation everything it may be possible even if the above is false.
You're spot on though early versions contained the 'Emotion Chip' from PS2.
Just placed in the hope that somebody useful from Sony may see and actually consider it a possibility.
This isn't strictly true, the EU version of the PS3 fat did not have the emotion engine, and the games were emulated, so I don't see why enabling it for a fee would not be possible. Pacific PS3s all had the hardware at launch. I think Sony would rather you not have access to your games, so you have to re-buy them!
Apparently Sony save $27 cutting the hardware, I assume this was due to higher taxes in the EU?