PS3 compatible with PS2 games??

I am looking to buy a PS3 but as I have lots of PS2 games will these be compatible??

Any tips for best deals on such a PS3 (if they exist!)

Many thanks,


As far as I'm aware, PS2 game compatibility is as follows:

US / Japanese PS3s (older models) have 'Emotion Engine' chips fitted, which allow backwards compatibility.

UK 60gb PS3s have limited backwards compatibility as they use software emulation rather than hardware emulation.

UK 40gb models have no backwards compatibility whatsoever.

Assuming you can't get to the USA or Japan, it'd seem that your best bet is to look around for a deal on the UK 60gb model. There are a few deals posted on here for the 60gb model, which I understand is to be / is already being phased out.

Hope this helps...

Another reason not to get a PS3, us brits are yet again getting screwed by Sony. :P
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