Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

3 Answers

Guru can a ps3 game play ps2 cd's

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 177 Answers
Re: guru

It actually depends on the type of PS3 you have!

Check the link below for more info:

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 207 Answers
Re: guru

No I disagree the old 20 gb can and the 60 and 80 gb systems can I know bc I just played old school unreal tourney

Posted on May 29, 2008

Re: guru


Posted on Dec 26, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I thought playstations are all formated to play any made of equal or lesser p.s. value such as p.s.3. should play p.s.2. games

I believe you're asking about backwards compatibility. While I agree a PS3 should be able to play PS2 games, it's sadly not always the case. While they all can play PS1 games, not every PS3 can play PS2 games. PS2 compatibility depends on the model.

Backwards compatibility with PS2 games has slowly been phased out. The original PS3's had hardware emulation (quite literally there is a PS2 inside of your PS3). The later revisions had software emulation only (PS3 processor pretends to be the PS2 processor), and then none at all. No slim PS3 has backwards compatibility.

Hardware emulation:
20 GB PS3 Fat/Original - Model CECHB01
60 GB PS3 Fat/Original - Model CECHA01

Software emulation:
80 GB PS3 Fat/Original - Model CECHE01

In my personal experience, there's no real difference between software and hardware emulation in terms of actual game play. Software emulation has a few hang-ups on some older games, but overall it works pretty well. And it's infinitely better than not having any ability to play PS2 games at all.

Wikipedia - Comparison Table
Sony - check compatibility of games with PS3

Hope that helps!

Sep 30, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Ps3 console will play ps2 games but does not load ps3 games


This is a sign that the Blue ray lens for your PS3 is busted. Try to contact Sony if your PS3 is still under warranty. IF not, try to buy yourself a CD lens cleaner kit. This costs around $5-$10.. hopefully it fixes the problem.

Mar 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My PS3 will play cd's, dvd's, Blue ray,and even ps2 games but it will not load or play ps3 games....

The laser might be dirty/damaged! Or weak.. so it cannot play high strength PS3 Games!

Feb 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My ps3 will load ps2 games and play them but when i put a ps3 game in it wont even load it ? it was ok yesterday







Nov 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Why can't i play ps2 games on ps3 consul?

ps2 games are ment to be only played at ps2 and ps3 games are only ment to be played at ps3. even though you might think that ps3 is a higher version of ps2 so ps3 should play the old games but its not like that. when a ps2 game is developed, it is made to only run on a ps2 platform and nothing else. its programed in such a way, that is why it will not run in a ps3 platform. its the same thing l;ike you cannot play a XBOX360 game on a ps3 platform cause the game company has made it not to run on other consoles.
hope it solves your problem.

Aug 10, 2009 | Video Game Consoles

1 Answer

Ps3 wont play ps2 games

ps3 games are not supose 2 play ps2 games

Jul 25, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

Can a ps2 play ps3 games

Some models can, the 60 GB model can play all PS2 games, the 80 GB can play pretty much all PS2 games, the lower end ones (I think the 20 and 40 GB can not play PS2 games). There is a rumor however that ALL PS3's will soon be able to play PS2 games with a software update.. that will not be available until a few months into the future, if ever.

Jul 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My PS3 now will not play PS3 games but still plays PS2 games

You're blu-ray drive has partially died. It's a three part laser (cd, dvd, blu-ray). The most important part of yours has died that's why you can still play dvd and PS2 games because they use the dvd laser and not the blu-ray.

Check out my common problem and easy repair guide here:

Please feel free to email me any other questions and don't forget to rate!




Feb 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

4 Answers

Running ps2 games on my ps3

could be laser problem. redlight mode laser controls ps2/dvd/cd reading. does it read bluray games?

Oct 31, 2008 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

1 Answer

Ps3 horrible problem...

r ur ps2 cd's original or copies coz the ps3 doesn't play copies
abd check ur dvd if it's PAL or NTSC and then check ur ps3 for the same thing
if the ps3 is PAL it only plays PAL dvd's and vice versa

Sep 19, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Logo

Related Topics:

103 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles Experts


Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers


Level 3 Expert

6993 Answers

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides