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03 Mar 2012
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My PS2 games won't work on PS3?

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Hi there,

 

I discovered when I first got my PS3 that PS2 games will not work on my PS3, and this has been a pain. Is there any way I can make them compatible with PS3? Because I've just bought this PS2 game - Star Wars Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith and I want to play it on my ps3, cause the only place I have a ps2 is at my other house which has a PS2 but NO PS3.

I paid perfectly good money for my Playstation 2 Games and it makes me sad losing my favourite ones.

 

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Welcome :)

 

As far as i know, only the original 60gb ps3 had backwards compatability - it won't work on any other ps3's.

 

I may be wrong, hopefully someone else can confirm.

 

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Only the Fat 60 GB EU PS3s can play Disc based PS2 software and those STOPPED production MANY years ago... 

IF you DO NOT do research you will get burned buying technology...

This is as matt said but what he failed to point out is that even the 60GB had failure to play PS2 software.

 

The only device that could play PS2 software 100% is a PS2... 

 

 

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GraphiteGB wrote:

Only the Fat 60 GB EU PS3s can play Disc based PS2 software and those STOPPED production MANY years ago... 

IF you DO NOT do research you will get burned buying technology...

This is as matt said but what he failed to point out is that even the 60GB had failure to play PS2 software.

 

The only device that could play PS2 software 100% is a PS2... 

 

 


 

I second this statement. PS2 slims don't cost much these days, so you can pick them up cheap. For PlayStation 3; Sony is currently uploading PS2 games via PlayStation Store and also doing an HD classics selection (PS2 games remastered in high definition) which can be playable on all models of PS3s. 

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only the orignal 60gb ps3s can do that  and im lucky enough to have one - its Ylod once but i fixed it but now i use a ps3 slim for ps3 games

 

just buy a ps2 

 

EDIT if i remember correctly there was something on the Ps Store a while back - a emotion chip emulator 

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muppetds wrote:

 

 

EDIT if i remember correctly there was something on the Ps Store a while back - a emotion chip emulator 



Muppets, knock it off, now you know better than to spread fake US bull crap on the net.

(Yes we expect it of US users not to read the product discription:Thumbs: but you know better :Stupid:)

 

It was a HDD enable software Patch, to allow PS2 titles to use the HDD of the PS3 instead of an external USB HDD device... ( Socom 3 map packs and FF Game data HDD install titles for example. )  

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Don't understand why you want to play last gen games on a next gen console, and coming to ps3 so late there are loads of cheap but great games out there

 

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Grimn wrote:

Don't understand why you want to play last gen games on a next gen console, and coming to ps3 so late there are loads of cheap but great games out there

 


many people are gamers and want to play games they enjoyed  5 or 10 years ago today but without the hassle of all the equipment under the TV.

 

It gets a bit crowded under the TV

360, Wii, Ps3, Virgin, Sound system, separate 3D bluray player

 

Running out of space and ports on the TV

 

So it is called convenience

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*goes of to yell at my US freind* :P

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Your not missing much. I played star wars episode 3 back on the ps2, it was really terrible. 

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no you cannot.......only the fat ones play ps2 games............ the gpu(or something like that) of ps3 slim is different and does not support ps2 games...!!!! :)

 

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And if rumours are true and Sony are ditching the cell for the next gen so you won't able to play ps3 games on ps4.

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And if rumours are true and Sony are ditching the cell for the next gen so you won't able to play ps3 games on ps4.



Look's like i'll need to make room for a 7th piece of equipment by my TV then!

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ok if they dont work, here r a couple of reasons,

 

1. something might be wrong with ur ps3 (get a new one)

 

2. the game might be second hand

 

3.  try asking where u got ur ps3 from to help out,

 

i can assure u it works cuz i ply gta san andreas (ps2) and it works on ps3

 

well try these and reply

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chuckychan12 wrote:

ok if they dont work, here r a couple of reasons,

 

1. something might be wrong with ur ps3 (get a new one)

 

2. the game might be second hand

 

3.  try asking where u got ur ps3 from to help out,

 

i can assure u it works cuz i ply gta san andreas (ps2) and it works on ps3

 

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Only on the 60 GB PHAT and few 80GB PHAT version from Disc

 

On the Slim and Super Slim you can not play GTA SA from ps2 disc.

 

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gta san an is only 1600 microsoft points anyway get it on that
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gta san an is only 1600 microsoft points anyway get it on that

 

That's all well and good if the OP has a 360, or even if he is still around to look at this old thread.

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I asked the folks at GameStop about this. I purchased a PS2 game and it would not work on my slim PS3. Just like everyone has said here..The PS2 games would only play on the larger, older versions of the ps3. WHat a shame! There were tons of good games I enjpyed on PS2. "Drakan" and "Primal" to name two of them. Playstation should make "classics" to make these playable.  

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nikcox wrote:
gta san an is only 1600 microsoft points anyway get it on that
1200 was the price it been down to 800 and 600 a few times over the years. Still GTA 3 and VC were the better games imo which I believe works from the disc on the 360
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