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Ps3 wont play ps2 games-

I have a brand new 40 gig ps3 not even 2 hours old and it wont play any ps2 games at all.I've been told by several people that i have to download a driver in order to get this to work.Instead of just going on faith i would really like a experts opinion.

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    Is there anithing that i can Do??

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    I have a PS3 80G but it doesn't play PS or PS2 games what can i do?

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I believe that the 40gig model of the PS3 is not backwards compatible

the only 2 models of the PS3 that are

60gig
80gig

which are no longer available to buy

Posted on May 29, 2008

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My 80 gig wont play ps3 games... plays cds n dvds n ps2 games y


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PS3 models, and what they can do


The 20 Gig
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Pretty good Cooling System
4 USB Ports
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Backwards compatability


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well you need to go to playstations website and see if your console is compatible because only the most expensive ps3 had that ability

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you cant play ps2 games on a 40 gig PS3. only of 60 and 80.


plz rate awnser.

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I was told today you have to buy the 80gig, the 40 gig won't play the ps2 games. That's why we opted for the more expensive one...

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