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ps1 and 2 games on ps3?


can you play ps1 and ps2 games on the ps3? thanks

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  1. it depends what model you have. i have one of the “old” 60gb ps3s which has the emotion engine, so that runs ps1 and ps2 games. if you have one of the new 40gb ps3s, than there is limited support for backwards compatibility. im not sure about the 80gb, but i think its the same as the 60.

  2. Yes but you can’t play PS2 games on the current 40GB model! It’ll only play some PS1 games! The 20GB and 60GB PS3 were near 100% Backwards Compatible because they had the PS2’s “Emotion Engine” CPU installed! The 80GB PS3 uses a software program called an “Emulator” which mimics the PS2’s “Emotion Engine”!

    As a result of using software, the 80GB is only roughly 75%-85% compatible with PS2 games!

    Recently, Sony stopped production on the 80GB PS3 and rumor has it they’ll introduce another model at the GDC (Game Developers Conference) to be held February 18-22 in San Francisco! It’s expected that Sony will announce either a 120Gb or 160GB PS3 that’ll come with the Dual Shock 3 controller and return of the PS2’s “Emotion Engine” CPu for near 100% BC!

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