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My playstation 3 currently wont read playstation 2 format games. how do i correct this?

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It depends on the ps3 model that you have

60gb can read ps2
80gb, 40gb and other versions cannot read ps2 games

NO PS3 CAN READ PS1 GAMES. SORRY.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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It all depends on the model of PS3 that you have. Go on the sony PS3 infomation site and it will give you a complete list of model numbers and manufactures dates. it will tell which models have the backwards compatability and which dont. if your machine was built after 2007 it is not backwards compatibile and will not play the old disk.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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Playstation 3s cannot read Playstation 2 games, only Playstation 1. I know, it sucks. Hope I helped!

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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