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Can you play PS2 games on PS3?

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Can you play playstation 2 games on the ps3 console? Becuase some games on the ps2 are awesome.

 

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Re: Can you play ps2 games on ps3?

Aug 1, 2009

Yes and no.

 

Yes the 20GB, 60GB, and the older 80GB model can play PS2 games

 

The 40GB, Newer 80GB, and the 160GB model currently can't play PS2 games.

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Re: Can you play ps2 games on ps3?

Aug 2, 2009
Really? i didnt know that some models of the ps3 wont play ps2 games
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Re: Can you play ps2 games on ps3?

Aug 2, 2009
whats a sig?
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Re: Can you play ps2 games on ps3?

Aug 3, 2009
The earliest PS3 models could play PS2 games, with the high-end model doing so with actual PS2 hardware in the console, and the low-end one doing so with software emulation, which is less compatible. Then later PS3s all used software emulation or simply didn't support PS2 games. All current models do not play PS2 games at all, as of about a year ago.
My PlayStation2 HDD guide.: http://bungiefan.tripod.com/psbbn_01.html
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Re: Can you play ps2 games on ps3?

Aug 3, 2009
ur sig is like a personalized message that u can have at the end of each post like a signature
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Aug 3, 2009
It's not LIKE a signature, it IS a signature, which is what sig is short for. As such, it is put at the bottom of every post you make.
My PlayStation2 HDD guide.: http://bungiefan.tripod.com/psbbn_01.html
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PS2 Model Number and Importing Guide
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Jun 30, 2010

its funny how soon we will be playing dreamcast games on ps3 but not ps2 games whats up with that i hope sony fixs that theres some ps2 games that i want to play like metal gear solid 2 and 3 all three of the grand theft auto series max payne 1 and 2 and others i cant think of also wish we could play psp games but i think im asking to much but the logo says does everthing so i hope i file my taxes too lol

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Jun 30, 2010
Yes. It can be played only for old PS3 with Backward Compatibility.

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Jul 1, 2010

The 1st and 2nd generation PS3s were fully backwards compatible for both PS1 and PS2 games. The 2nd generation however was partially software based for PS2 games instead of hardware based which makes PS2 games playback limited.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3#Model_comparison

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