Can i play ps2 games on the ps3


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Username: Pistol_pete

Cavalier, Nd United states

Post Number: 27
Registered: Jan-09
i was just wondering if i could play ps2 games on a ps3 because before i bought the ps3 i had the ps2 and have 78 games for the ps2 but when i put in a game it wont read it

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Username: Autumn

Post Number: 2
Registered: Apr-09
If you bought the PS3 recently, it's probably not compatible with PS2 games:

You might be able to find a PS2-compatible version on ebay or craigslist.

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Username: Meekgeek

Mesa, AZ

Post Number: 1
Registered: Mar-10
If your system isn't reading it, I would say that you probably can't play it. Only a few of the models from the original release of the system is fully backwards compatible. The majority of the systems will only play PS1 games as far as previous systems' games. Sorry, but you can still buy PS2s and for very cheap.

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Username: Acestallion

Post Number: 16
Registered: Jun-10
yeah it has to be backwards compatible..check ebay for older ps3s that are backwards compatible

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Username: Unique0001


Post Number: 5
Registered: Jul-10
but PS2 was best as compared to PS3 according to me

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Username: Insearchofbass

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Post Number: 15801
Registered: Jun-04
even the ones that do play old games only do a portion of the games not all of them

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Username: Sirgss

Dayton, OH United States

Post Number: 1
Registered: Dec-10
You would need to find a stock 20GB or 60GB older-model PS3 to properly run PS2 games. Those older-models had the hardware-based emulation VIA the Emotion Engine and could run most games pretty flawlessly. I've never had a problem, and I've got a 20GB upgraded to a 250GB (yay laptop drives!)

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Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 16393
Registered: Jun-04
actually the 160 does too

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Username: Coolestani

Post Number: 8
Registered: Mar-11
what is diffrent between ps2 ps3 or psp

Gold Member
Username: 420pimp2

Atlantic City , , NJ

Post Number: 1095
Registered: Jan-06
also if you do have a model thats compatible to run the ps2 games you will need to login threw your online account and download a the backwards compatible file and install this its all over the internet

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Username: Wingmanalive


Post Number: 24544
Registered: Jun-06


what is diffrent between ps2 ps3 or psp

PS3 is worlds ahead of it's predecessor. Internal HD means no more memory cards to save game data. Blu Ray readability means it doubles as your Blu Ray player. Online game play/updates is also a plus. Plus you can surf the web (assuming you have wireless internet). I really dig the wireless controllers (though I DON"T dig the $60 price tag for an extra one).

While I still play my PS2 I have to mention the graphics on my Gran Turismo games have such a phenomenal difference between the consoles. What I thought was state of the art 9 years ago looks like outdated Atari games today.

My son is drop dead addicted to Call of Duty. Any version.

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