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PS3 40gb Can the new systems be modified to play ps2 games? Or can I get an import and make it play Region 4 Blu-Ray DVDs and games? These new systems suck!! Thanks Robert :)

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No u won't be able to play any ps2 games with the 40gb model.

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Playstation 3 not playing games but will play blu ray discs

Make sure that your firmware is updated correctly. Also make sure the games are the correct region for the unit you're playing on. You may have an incorrect region setup on the PS3. PS3 games are region locked, either being PAL or NTSC. If the PS3 is set to read PAL (by being set to a region that is PAL, like the UK, Europe, and Japan) it will not read or play an NTSC disc.

Misconfigured or corrupted firmware installations can also cause this problem. Furthermore, pirated games will not play, because they do not have the appropriate security key on the disc.

You can try testing this by creating a new profile on the PS3 and trying to play the games. If you can play them with the new profile, then there is a corruption with the old profile. If you can't play them in the new profile, then it could be the firmware.

Lastly you may have a blown drive. Most PS3 games are dual layer blu ray discs capable of storing large amounts of data. The blu ray drive in the PS3 uses a sequenced dual laser to read the game. If one of the laser emitters has blown, it won't read the game correctly. However, since it doesn't use both emitters to read blu ray movie disks or dvds they'll still play correctly.

Oct 04, 2014 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a 60gb ps3 that i got from singapore and when i try to play the red dead redemption game i got from ausralia on a standard panasonic tv, it says it cannot play due to the current video ouput setting...

it sounds like a version conflict to me ie a NTSC copy of the game with a pal PS3 or visa versa.
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"Two of the seventh generation of video game consoles have regional lockout, so games imported from other countries cannot be played on foreign versions of those consoles without some form of alteration to bypass the lockout. However, a number of games for the Xbox 360 have been confirmed as region free and will play on a unit from any region, although it is up to the publisher if a game is region free or not. Like the CD-i and the Panasonic 3DO, the PlayStation 3 is one of the few home consoles to be advertised as region-free.[2][3] However, while region free for PS3 games, there is region locking for backwards compatible PS2 and PS1 games, as well as DVD and Blu-ray Disc movies. Additionally, some games separate online players per region, such as Metal Gear Solid 4 Online. A PSN store only contains content for its own country, for example the UK store will not supply usable map packs for an imported US copy of Call of Duty 4. The PS3 actually supports hardware region locking for PS3 games as well, based on Blu-ray regions,[4] but as of current it is unused and all current region lockouts and separations are about online services."
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Perhaps checking the video setting and game settings under "settings" in the home menu might help.

Apr 21, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Can region 4 or region 2 dvds play in a PS2?

it would have to be a europeon system to play these types, I did find a software that allowed the PS2 to read and decrypt these types of DVDs but you will have to run an external HDD on your system to play them.

Apr 25, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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My ps3 will not play ps3 games only ps2 games

i think it has something to do with the region of the disks you try playing on your ps3.some ps3 would play blu-ray and ps2 while some would play blu-ray and ps one.maybe you should check the region code of your disks and game system if they match.

Mar 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Plays ps2 games but doesnt plays ps3 games or dvds

please verify:
  • your dvd disc region (must be region free or 1 - for USA)
about ps3 games try:
  • restoring your system
  • reinstalling all game data files
  • re-updating your system
  • playing blu-ray MOVIES disc, to check a possible problem with your reader .
if the bd movie doesn't work, you have got a possible problem with your bd reader .
then, take it to an assistance center for hardware repair .

Jul 26, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 80g only plays DVDs and PS2 games .... help

The reason why DVDS still work and the blu-rays don't is because it's a three part laser. dvd / cd / blu-ray.

The blu-ray portion almost always goes out first.

May 13, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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PS3 region code

Yes you can.. Blu-ray discs are not region coded.. However if you trying to play a DVD or any other format disc then it would not be possible since these are region coded.. However the PS3 games are region free.. can be bought from anywhere and played anywhere..

Hope this helps!!

Feb 16, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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European playstation in America

Yes it will work just fine and be able to play any and all ps3 games and blu ray disks. However, you will not be able to play canadian (ntsc) coded dvds and ps2 and ps1 games because the region coding of the spanish pal ps3 is not compatible with north american dvds.

Dec 06, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Japanese 60gb ps3

PS2 games and DVD movies are still region encoded. Your Japanese PS3 will not play them.

It will play Blu-ray games from any region or and Region 1 blu-ray movie.

Dec 06, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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MY japoneese ps3

The pal ps2 games and dvds will not play on a Japanese ps3 due to region coding. You can play all ps3 games and blu ray films because they do not use region coding. Some games will also play differently on a ps3, for example, Uncharted: Drakes Fortune (I highly recommend the game) will not have any blood on a Japanese ps3. The region coding feature can not be changed/modified. I would recommend returning Japanese ps3 and purchasing a European model instead if that is possible. Bon chance.

Dec 05, 2007 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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