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PS3 Hi Guys, Can you upgrade a PS3 from a 40G to a 60G to enable to play backward games? Or any other way to enable that? Thanks, Will.

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As of yet, i havent heard of any way to do this. The 60gb and 80gb versions have a different chipset that allows backward compatibility game play. The 40gb version does not have that chipset. Although you never know, one day they might come out with a software "emulator" to play the older games on these consoles.

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