can you play ps2 games on ps3

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#1 Posted by TheGhettoDT (196 posts) -
hey im planning on getting a ps3 and i have like 30 ps2 games i don't wanna have too get rid of and am hoping to play them on a ps3, can it be done ?
#2 Posted by Czenkus (667 posts) -
Negative.
#3 Posted by Czenkus (667 posts) -
oops cut myself off, just keep your ps2 aswell.
#4 Posted by navstar29 (4036 posts) -
it can be done on the old 60GB, the old 20 GB, the old 80GB
IT CANT be done on the 40GB, the new 80GB and i think the new 160GB
but it can be done on the playstation 2 you own.
#5 Posted by mosespippy (7501 posts) -
The only one available right now that can do it is the metal gear solid 4 bundled PS3, if there are still some left in stores.
#6 Posted by Generic_Dude (11707 posts) -
Yes I can. But they're discontinuing all the models with BC, so find yourself one of the MGS4 bundles. They're still out there. The Target around the corner from me has like 5 of em.
#8 Posted by codezer0 (15898 posts) -
Time to do some homework checking. Step 1: Go Here Step 2: Search through your game collection, with the "80GB PS3" button selected first, then with the 60GB option selected. Step 3: If you have a game that won't work on either edition PS3, time to chuck it or see about getting a replacement PS2 first before you get the PS3. If all your games work in the softBC PS3, try to snap up one of the 80GB MGS4 bundles, *NOT* the new 80GB which is just as neutered. Otherwise, time to start scouring the net and your local used game stores for a 20/60GB model. The new 80GB Core and future models have NO BC whatsoever.
Yes I can. But they're discontinuing all the models with BC, so find yourself one of the MGS4 bundles. They're still out there. The Target around the corner from me has like 5 of em.Generic_Dude
Following What I'd previously suggested to this guy, I myself have had a few games that were simply *not* functional on the soft-BC 80GB, but were perfectly fine on the 60GB model. So what will Sony do for us if(and - let's not kid ourselves - when) these units break and have to be taken in for service? I don't want to end up with a neutered unit in return.
#9 Posted by biggsmoke420 (28 posts) -
You can only play ps2 games on the 20 GB, and 60 GB. The 40 GB does not play ps2 games and the 80 GB plays most of them. So your best bet would be to get a 60 GB, but you can'T get one IN STORES.
#10 Posted by codezer0 (15898 posts) -
You can only play ps2 games on the 20 GB, and 60 GB. The 40 GB does not play ps2 games and the 80 GB plays most of them. So your best bet would be to get a 60 GB, but you can'T get one IN STORES. biggsmoke420
And what few places that will sell you one will utterly gouge the living **** out of you for it. Thanks so **** much, $ony! :evil:
#11 Posted by ItsEvolution (2593 posts) -

I got my 60GB from Toys R Us just this past January for $499. It came with a free Sixaxis because they were trying to unload their 60GB units. I don't consider that price gouging.

Also, on amazon.com, there are plenty of 60GB to be had for reasonable prices.

#12 Posted by Dante-Raies (1 posts) -
Help me, I would love devil may cry1 and so many other games can someone help me play again?
#13 Posted by Hamitay (733 posts) -

Help me, I would love devil may cry1 and so many other games can someone help me play again?Dante-Raies

Please do not bump old threads.

And your answers is on the old posts

#14 Posted by GripNRip73 (198 posts) -

Only those with Back Compatability can play PS2 and even PS1, such as my 1st Generation. Thats why they are cheaper than the 1st Generation. Totally, bummers.

#15 Posted by Phoenix534 (17774 posts) -

Only those with Back Compatability can play PS2 and even PS1, such as my 1st Generation. Thats why they are cheaper than the 1st Generation. Totally, bummers.

GripNRip73

I thought all PS3s could play PS1 games.

#16 Posted by Phoenix534 (17774 posts) -

Only those with Back Compatability can play PS2 and even PS1, such as my 1st Generation. Thats why they are cheaper than the 1st Generation. Totally, bummers.

GripNRip73

I thought all PS3s could play PS1 games.

#17 Posted by MonsieurX (30481 posts) -

[QUOTE="GripNRip73"]

Only those with Back Compatability can play PS2 and even PS1, such as my 1st Generation. Thats why they are cheaper than the 1st Generation. Totally, bummers.

Phoenix534

I thought all PS3s could play PS1 games.

They can.
#18 Posted by 1uP_OnYou (3183 posts) -

Plan and simple the PS3's you will find in every store nationwide will NOT have PS2 backward compatiblity. Keep yours or buy a PS2 while you still can.