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why the ps3 doesnt play ps2 games?

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Hardware issue - cost saving decision not to continue to implement backward compatibility.

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why the ps3 doesnt play ps2 games?


Actually that's not true, some PS3's can play PS2 games, just not the new Slim ones, only the older FAT 4 USB ones.

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4 real?
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ok and why did they stop making the ps3 play ps2 games?
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ok and why did they stop making the ps3 play ps2 games?

to sell more PS3 games. they sell the PS3 at a loss and make it up by selling ps3 games.

 

they lose money if people buy ps2 games to use on ps3

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ok and why did they stop making the ps3 play ps2 games?

When PS3 was first released on November 11, 2006, PS3 cost $600 dollars. Many people complained that the price of PS3 was too high. Then Sony removed PS2 backwards compatibility and a few other things to lower the price of PS3. Some older PS3s are backwards compatible with PS2 games.  (20 GB, 60 GB and some (CECHExx) 80 GB models) are backwards compatible with PS2 games.

 

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raymondjimenez95 wrote:
ok and why did they stop making the ps3 play ps2 games?

When PS3 was first released on November 11, 2006, PS3 cost $600 dollars. Many people complained that the price of PS3 was too high. Then Sony removed PS2 backwards compatibility and a few other things to lower the price of PS3. Some older PS3s are backwards compatible with PS2 games.  (20 GB, 60 GB and some (CECHExx) 80 GB models) are backwards compatible with PS2 games.

 

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What lowered the price of the PS3, was the cost reduction in the CPU & GPU as well as the Blu-Ray drive. It wasn't the removal of PS2 BC, because the version used in the 80GB PS3 hardly cost that much.

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4 real?

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raymondjimenez95 wrote:

why the ps3 doesnt play ps2 games?


Actually that's not true, some PS3's can play PS2 games, just not the new Slim ones, only the older FAT 4 USB ones.


 

That's not 100% true either my i had one of the very first released PS3's and it didn't play PS2 games. after reading the help article it said only certain models with a certain number on the Serial Code would play PS2 game's. i looked online and the PS3 that was backwards compatible wasn't relased immediatly. i obviously screwed up and bout one to soon with the 120gb...i waited until the 250gb and now its backwards compatible

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