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Playstation 3 backward compatible?


does the ps3 play ps2 games?

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  1. all the fat models have backward compatible of ps2 and ps1

    and all slim models are not compatible for ps2 but compatible for some ps1 games!

  2. If Sony ever finishes developing and decides to release their PS3 external device, it will allow ALL Playstation 3’s to play Playstation 2 games.

    Only the 20GB, 60GB, and some 80GB PS3’s are backwards compatible with PS2 games. None of the slim models are backwards compatible with PS2 games. However, all of the PS3’s can play original PSX games.

  3. Only the very early models of the PS3 were able to play PS2 games. No model of PS3 released after August 2008 has been able to play PS2 games – and that includes all Slim models.

    All PS3s, however, can play PS1 games.

  4. the 40GB NEVER played PS2 games! quit telling people that it does!!

    backward compatibility for the PS3 with PS2 games is as follows on NTSC systems:

    20GB (4 USB slots, fat, no longer in production) – YES

    60GB (4 USB slots, fat, no longer in production) – YES

    80GB with 4 USB slots (fat, no longer in production, bundled with MGS4 or Motor Storm) – YES

    40GB (2 USB slots, fat, no longer in production) – NO

    80GB with 2 USB slots (fat, no longer in production) – NO

    160GB (2 USB slots, fat, no longer in production) – NO

    120GB/slim (2 USB slots) – NO

    250GB/slim (2 USB slots) – NO

    any other up coming PS3’s – NO

    PAL systems only have one backwards compatible system, and that’s the 60GB.


    in short: if it has 4 USB slots, yes. if it has 2 USB slots, no.

    and as you can see, there are 3 systems that are fat, but can NOT play PS2 games. just because the system is fat does NOT mean it can play PS2 games.

    ALL PS3s play PS1 games.

    [url is not allowed].

    the download that others are referring to is for the PS3s that already are backwards compatible. downloading it to a non-backwards compatible PS3 will do NOTHING but take up space on your hard drive! it will NOT make your PS3 play PS2 games!

    “If a PLAYSTATION 3 is not backward compatible, you will not be able to add this function through any hardware (i.e., changing the hard disk drive) or software (i.e., updates, homebrew) upgrades or modifications. ”

    that came DIRECTLY from Sony’s own website: [url is not allowed].

    I dare anyone to steal my answer again. this is MY answer. I took the time to type this all up. yes, every time someone asks this question, I do copy and paste. but I’m copying MY work, MY answer.

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