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Ps3 plays ps2 but doesnt play ps3 games

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    brandon curry May 11, 2010

    Have you tried a Blu-Ray movie?

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The blu-ray portion of your drive has failed.

It's a Sony defect. Drives only last 1-3 years.

The reason the dvd and PS2 games play still is the laser is three part ( cd / dvd / blu-ray) the other portions of the laser are still working, just not the most important one :(

That's the number one problem that I see with the PS3. It's a Sony defect.

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Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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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 60gb wont play ps2 games .on the tv it says.this disc cannot be started due to region


if u havent already u need to go to the playstation store and get the ps2 system data it should allow you to play those games.it doesnt cost anything either

Apr 14, 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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I have an 80gb ps3 that is backwards compatible. it plays ps1 and 3 games fine. It will load and run ps2 but it will not allow me to play


you have to push the ps button on the controller again after the system loads the video game, for some reason (i assume compatability issues) the system breaks connection with the controller when it loads the ps2 discs. If this doesnt help get back with me

Oct 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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What games beside ps3 games are compatible with the ps3


It depends on your system the 40g will play ps1, but not ps2. The 60g or above will play both.

Sep 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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

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Ps3 wont play ps2 games


ps3 games are not supose 2 play ps2 games

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

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How can i get my ps3 to play ps2 games


thats because sony was *** and stopped making ps3's that could read ps2 discs. so in other words you cant. the said "they didnt see it was fit for it to have to play games." a load of **** i say! they were just losing money for having a blueray, dvd, and ps2 reading machine. so they decided to take out ps2 and not dvd? i dont get it cause we can rip dvd's to play as a video file, and then play it from that. sony doesnt think right i dont think, sorry. but you are out of luck

Jul 19, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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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

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