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can you play ps1 and ps2 games on ps3?



  1. Yep. Although the slims and lower gig original ps3 won’t have a spot for a ps1 or ps2 memory card.

  2. it depends on what capacity your ps3 has. if it is an 8gb, it cant. 16, it might be able to. 32, it can. 64, it can. and 128, nope! too big.

  3. you have been reported. you stole my work.

    wow. LOTS of wrong answers. allow me to give you the CORRECT answer.

    backward compatibility for the PS3 with PS2 games is as follows on NTSC systems:

    20GB (4 USB slots, fat, no longer in production) – YES

    60GB (4 USB slots, fat, no longer in production) – YES

    80GB with 4 USB slots (fat, no longer in production, bundled with MGS4 or Motor Storm) – YES

    40GB (2 USB slots, fat, no longer in production) – NO

    80GB with 2 USB slots (fat, no longer in production) – NO

    160GB (2 USB slots, fat, no longer in production) – NO

    120GB/slim (2 USB slots) – NO

    250GB/slim (2 USB slots) – NO

    any other up coming PS3’s – NO

    PAL systems only have one backwards compatible system, and that’s the 60GB.


    in short: if it has 4 USB slots, yes. if it has 2 USB slots, no.

    and as you can see, there are 3 systems that are fat, but can NOT play PS2 games. just because the system is fat does NOT mean it can play PS2 games.

    all PS3s play PS1 games.

    [url is not allowed].

    the download that others are referring to is for the PS3s that already are backwards compatible. downloading it to a non-backwards compatible PS3 will do NOTHING but take up space on your hard drive! it will NOT make your PS3 play PS2 games!

    “If a PLAYSTATION 3 is not backward compatible, you will not be able to add this function through any hardware (i.e., changing the hard disk drive) or software (i.e., updates, homebrew) upgrades or modifications. ”

    that came DIRECTLY from Sony’s own website: [url is not allowed].

    and no, not all PS2 games or PS1 games will work. the 20GB and 60GB come the closest to being fully backwards compatible with PS2 games, but they still do not play 100% of those games or PS1 games. if you buy a backwards compatible PS3 and want to know which of your PS2 games work, check this link: [url is not allowed].

    I dare anyone to steal my answer again. this is MY answer. I took the time to type this all up. yes, every time someone asks this question, I do copy and paste. but I’m copying MY work, MY answer.

  4. If you want one like that your going to have to get a second hand one because only 60gb ps3s play ps2 and ps1 games but they dont sell them anymore

  5. ps1 the can play some of them but ps2 only some ps3 can One was the 80 gig mgs pack and the other was the 40 gig (I think) the slims none of them can read ps2 games

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