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PS3 won't accept PS2 games.

My baby brother tried many times to play different games for the PS2 on our PS3 and it woun't work????

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Hi you need to have a ps3 60gb not the 40gb

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I live in South Africa and bought a PS3 Baseball game. It works in my PS2 but not in the PS3, because of the zone code. What is the correct zone code


I assume you bought a PS2 game that works on your PS2 system but not on your PS3 system since a PS3 game will never work on a PS2.

Since not all PS3 systems can play PS2 games, you need to first check the model number of your PS3 system. If you look at the back of your PS3, there should be a serial number somewhere that starts with "CECH", followed by one more letter and a couple numbers (e.g. "CECHC02"). Unless the model number starts with "CECHA", "CECHB", "CECHC", or "CECHE", you won't be able to play PS2 games on your PS3.

If your PS3 can play PS2 games, then you need to make sure that the region of the PS2 game matches the region of your PS3. The region of the PS2 game can be found in the upper-right corner of the front of the box the game came in. The four regions are: "NTSC U/C", "NTSC J", "NTSC C", and "PAL".

Once you know the model number of the PS3 and the region of the PS2 game, you can tell if the PS2 game should work on the PS3. Use the following chart to determine if your game and system are compatible:

Last two digits of your PS3 model number: Playable PS2 game region
00: NTSC J
01: NTSC U/C
02: PAL
03: PAL
04: PAL
05: NTSC J
06: NTSC J
07: NTSC J
08: PAL
09: NTSC C
11: NTSC U/C
12: NTSC J

Apr 29, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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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Ps3 plays videos but not games


Before doing anything else, you should run a lens cleaning disk for dvds through ps3.

Also, im willing to bet it will play ps2 games, since they run on a different format then ps3 ...

If you can read ps2 games, then you dont need to replace the drive unit. If after running the lens cleaner, you still cant play ps3, or ps2 games..

Then you may need to replace the drive unit

Apr 22, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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


HI,,

PS2 DOESNT SUPPORT P3 GAMES...

LENSES DIFFER FROM EACH OTHER..

NEED PS3 GAMES TO PLAY WITH PS 3
PS2 GAMES TO PLAY WITH PS2

TNKS

RABBANEES

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

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My PS3 can't only PS2 games!!! 80028F17


Not all PS3s are able to play PS2 games - they started removing that functionality when they came out with the 60GB model. So if you have a relatively new PS3 (A year old or so), that's likely the reason.

Aug 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Why does the ps3 box say you cannot play ps2 games


the reason why ps2 games won't work is bacause the lasers are different. the ps3 has a blue-ray laser while the ps2 hasn an infrared laser.
i don't want to get too technical, but basically the wavelenghts of the lasers are different, the blue-ray has a shorter wavelenght than the other, so it can't play the ps2 games and the ps3 games use a different type of disk.

Dec 25, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 Guitar Hero


Keep in mind that backwards compatibility is not 100% and no that controller will not work with the PS3...

Sure the other games work just fine but you are using a ps3 controller to play them correct??

Yes it is different. The same goes for trying to get a ps2 controller to work on a ps3, it's not gonna happen.

You need to get GH3 with the ps3 controller in order to rock out on the ps3....

Aug 29, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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My ps3 wont play ps2 games. it worked then i left and came back and it didnt work anymore. ps3 games still play but not ps2.


It sounds like the dvd lens has packed up, but not the blu ray lens. Are the ps2 games your trying to load all clean? Do DVD's work? If not it sounds like your lens. So phone sony its a job for them, if you from the uk, and ps3 is under 1 year old it'll be free of charge, other countries are different.

May 28, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps2 games suddenly stopped working on ps3


Solved!!!at least in mine.. I found that the internal PS2 memeory card was corrupted..I deleted it and created a new one...problem solved!!! I lost all my saved games though..but still price worth paying to play my PS2 Games

Feb 01, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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