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Will PS3 games play on PS2? Thank you

Do PS3 games play on PS2? Thank you ! any help greatly appreciated!

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Most ps3's unfortunately arent backwards compatible, however the 60gb consoles were made to be so. otherwise they can have chips put in them by people while being semi-legal is cheap and works well. so either have the 60gb console, or get a shark chip from your local supplier.

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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.

Links!
Wikipedia
Hardcoreware.net - Comparison Table
Sony - check compatibility of games with PS3

Hope that helps!

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

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My ps2 for what ever reason will not play gran turismo 4, i bought another title game and it played it fine any help would be greatly appreciated thank you


try tutyr turning the diagnosis on and off in the version section under console , you need to turn the ps2 on without a disk in or with the tray open.

Apr 30, 2011 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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My sons Ps3 will only play Ps2 games . Any ideas why would be greatly appreciated!!!! Thanks


A portion of your blu-ray laser has gone out, the ONLY way you can fix it is by swapping out the blu-ray laser with a new one.

Oct 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My pS3 slim 120gb will not save pS2 game data


Hi,my ps3 is not a slim version so hope this works ok for you.Return to your ps3 hard drive interface, go to 'game' then 'memory card utility' and create an internal memory card,but to get Abes Odsysee to work you must create the memory card in 'ps' format not 'ps2' worked for me,hope this helps.

Apr 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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60GB PS3 will play PS1 and PS3 games but not PS2.


this is a problem with some ps3's especialy the high GB ones like mine. they made it so most if not all of the ps2 games cannot be played to cut down on price and to leave room for all the memory. so you can still play ps1's but you cant play ps2's. sorry

Dec 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont run ps2 games


The reason why ur ps3 40gb wont run ps2 games is because its only a 40gb. If u had a 80gb ps3 then u could play ps2 games.

Dec 20, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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the ps3 has backwards compadibility but sometimes you need an update to play it. just contact sony call them and when you get the automated press 0

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

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PS2 game in a PS3 80g


That would be the game, i hear that not all ps2 games are compatible for the ps3 so dont panic it wont be the ps3 some ps2 game do run slow and some other games work perfectly fine on ps3.

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Apr 22, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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