My PS3 - can it play PS2 games?

14 replies
Found 23rd May 2009
Recently purchased a few PS2 games from this site, as i strolled across a playstation site earlier that said many PS2 games were backwards compatible on a 80GB PS3.

I have an 80GB PS3 and put the games in today and it says they are an unsupported format? I do have the latest software update aswelll.

Can anyone suggest how i can fix this? Is there something i can download? Or can i just not play PS2 games on it?

Cheers. Any advice is really appreciated.

14 Comments

only the first ps3, the 60GB plays ps2 games

Yours can't, but my 60GB can. Yay !!

Original Poster

Haha oh right!

So there's no hope in hell that i'll be able to update it or anything to get it to play those types of games?

You were prob on the wrong region site.

MisterMarston;5298808

Haha oh right!So there's no hope in hell that i'll be able to update it … Haha oh right!So there's no hope in hell that i'll be able to update it or anything to get it to play those types of games?



You can update it by swapping it with a 60GB machine, it will play PS2 games then.

Original Poster

deathtrap3000;5298817

You were prob on the wrong region site.



Ah yes looking now it was the US

Original Poster

thesaint;5298837

You can update it by swapping it with a 60GB machine, it will play PS2 … You can update it by swapping it with a 60GB machine, it will play PS2 games then.



I suppose.

NO worries, thanks for the help guys, just another few quid wasted hehe :thumbsup:

MisterMarston;5298842

I suppose.NO worries, thanks for the help guys, just another few quid … I suppose.NO worries, thanks for the help guys, just another few quid wasted hehe :thumbsup:



there is no update etc as im sure its a hardware or maybe a peice of software which allows it .... it was costing sony too much to incorporate into the ps3 (made it too expensive) so they ditched the idea ... i just have a ps2 and a ps3 in case i wanna play ps2 games (ps2 can be got for £40 or less on here)

The joys of having a 60gb ps3... not really lol got a modded ps2 slimline next to it. The extra usb slots and memory card slots are useful though.

MarzBarz;5298920

The joys of having a 60gb ps3... not really lol got a modded ps2 slimline … The joys of having a 60gb ps3... not really lol got a modded ps2 slimline next to it. The extra usb slots and memory card slots are useful though.



Don't really need a modded ps2 anymore though mate. You can now play ps2 games off a USB hard drive on the
PS3 (must be 60 GB version)

Got all my games already though, btw op im selling my ps3 now.

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MarzBarz;5299244

Got all my games already though, btw op im selling my ps3 now.



What are you selling the 60GB one :O?

MisterMarston;5306269

What are you selling the 60GB one :O?



yep

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amzmalhotra;5299204

Don't really need a modded ps2 anymore though mate. You can now play ps2 … Don't really need a modded ps2 anymore though mate. You can now play ps2 games off a USB hard drive on the PS3 (must be 60 GB version)



how do you do this ????????:?
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