Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
I just bought an 80gig ps3 and i am getting a message that it will not play ps2 games..is this a new problem? my old ps3 played them just fine. it plays any other format of disc.....is there a fix for this?
Unfortunately, no there is no fix. This is one of the 'cost-saving' cuts that Sony has done. They used to put the old CPU from the PS2 into the PS3 and use it as a sound processor, but this was no longer cost effective. Earlier PS3's have more compatibility with older games, but newer ones do not have this chip, so they are emulating some games, but most no longer work. Sorry. If you plug it into the internet and do a software update, it might work...
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
Look at the Serial Number on the back of your Unit. If you wiki the PS3 there is a very useful graph there that can tell you what PS3 Units can run PS2 games, Emulate them and just plain dont run them. Idealy what you want is one that begins with Model #: CECHAxxxx The "X"s representing non important numbers but the Serail must be CECHA as part of the 60GB HD units that were of the original release in Nov 2006. Your best bet to find one is a used Gaming store.
Newer PS3 Units do not play the PS2 games because the "Emotion Chip" that was the core power for PS2 Games was removed. This was done to reduce the Retail price per ps3 unit cause most parents compared the 250 dollar Wii to the 600+ dollar PS3 and it was a no brainer.
GL in your hunt for the legendary CECHA units
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