can ps2 games run on ps3?

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#1 Posted by zorgz (143 posts) -

I have grand theft auto san andreas for ps2 and i want to know if i can play it on my ps3

#2 Posted by gamer082009 (6679 posts) -

I have grand theft auto san andreas for ps2 and i want to know if i can play it on my ps3

zorgz
Only on the 20GB,60GB and 80GB versions (be advised that the 80GB version only uses a software backwards compatibility method...meaning not all PS2 games will be compatible).
#3 Posted by jimm895 (7703 posts) -
As long as you don't get the 40 gig system then it should be OK. The 40 gig PS3 will not play any PS2 games and the odds of there ever being a software download to support the games on this console are slim to non. Reason being the hardware needed to support the PS2 games was removed from the 40 gig systems. If you happen to get lucky enough to find a 60 gig system then that was the best all around PS3 that has been released so far.
#4 Posted by zorgz (143 posts) -
well i got the 40 gig system. is there any way possible to do it on a 40 GB system?
#5 Posted by Sokol4ever (6307 posts) -
Unfortunately, no there isn't.
#6 Posted by EnigmaticBeauty (1297 posts) -
Nope, just buy an old PS2 for next to nothing nowadays and play it on that.
#7 Posted by zorgz (143 posts) -
well i got the 40 gig sysetm. is there any way possible to do it on the 40 gig
#8 Posted by zorgz (143 posts) -
well can i downloaad hardware?
#9 Posted by whoozwah (5280 posts) -
that's coming in web 3.0 ;)
#10 Posted by coochie_kuta (660 posts) -
downloading hardware would be awesome.
#11 Posted by jimm895 (7703 posts) -

well can i downloaad hardware?zorgz

There is no way of getting the hardware needed in the 40 gig system (unless you can somehow take all the hardware from a 60 or 80 gig system and replace the 40 gig hardware) in which would be a very costly way of even trying to get the BC support in the 40 gig system. Sony isn't even trying to develope any update to make this possible at any time because the cost would be much more than it would be worth. The 40 gig system is the ansewer Sony gave the NTSC people that complained about the price of the 60 gig systems, unfortunatly the PAL consumers didn't have the 60 gig system offering very long and now they only have the 40 gig system without any BC support.

#12 Posted by alexbhp (322 posts) -

Inside www.playstation.com there's a page where you can check if the 80GB will play your game without major problems.

#13 Posted by LURCH87 (1375 posts) -
need 20, 60, or 80G PS3.:)
#14 Posted by spydersvenom7 (297 posts) -
U don't have your ps2 anymore? Don't want to re-buy one for $60-$80? Don't own a 360 or old school xbox to play on? And you own the 40 gb? Obviously BC wasn't that important to you, or it was an afterthought. Don't feel bad, though, you should be playing GTA IV anyway.