Originally Posted by Edge
How so? Aside from the GPU, the two systems bare almost nothing in common. Not to mention they rarely port games based on what hardware is most similar, just look at VF4 on the PS2.
True about VF but look at almost all of Namco's arcade games. All the ones that have been ported to the playstation consoles were ran on arcade systems that were based of the playstation hardware.
The main reason porting would be easier would be the GPU, much doesn't need to be changed. As for the CPU, they can either just use it as a single CPU and ignore the SPE's or customize it to take full advantage of the CELL CPU. The GPU though is always the biggest obstical, look at MS's trouble with porting Xbox games to the Xbox360. It's not the CPU but rather the difference in GPU architecture.