I just heard that less than an hour ago. I hope to get a PS2 for my birthday next week. I have a real hankering to play FF10. By the way, I know that the PS2 has nation-specific BIOS like the PS1 (which really sucks) but what about its backwards compatibility with PS1? Will I finally be able to play my Japanese game on an American PS2 or am I screwed once again?