Can you Play PS2 games on the PS3?

@Java09 (3085)
United States
March 9, 2012 4:52pm CST
Hey I wanna know if you can play PS2 games on a PS3? I don't have a PS2 or a PS3. I used to have a PS2. I am thinking about getting a PS3 in the future.
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@camalich (1118)
• Spain
13 Mar 12
This is really funny... you are able to play PS1 games on the PS3 but not PS2 games. I bet this is because at the beguinnings of the PS3 there were same titels for PS2 and PS3 with a price difference and they wanted to ensure that PS3 customers buy the PS3 versiĆ³n instead of the cheaper PS2 game
• United States
13 Sep 12
That is one reason, but also cause now some PS2 games becomes into an HD Collection with trophies added to it for the PS3.
• United States
10 Mar 12
It depends on what model of the PS3 you have. Seeing that none of the PS3 models currently in production have backwards compatibility with PS2 software, you might have to go to garage sales or places where gaming consoles come to rest (God forbid that, lol). Above is an AdFly link to a Tech-FAQ guide for more information. Good luck.
• United States
28 Apr 12
It depends on the model of the PS3. As far as I know, all models of PS3 can play PS1 games. However, only the early PS3 models can play PS2 games. 20-60GB, I believe can play PS2 games, then there are a select few 80GB models that can play PS2 games.
11 Apr 12
ola to the point that I know the ps2 games don't run on the ps3, but also some games ps2 formatted being ja so they can be read on the ps3, you have to see what ai will be of interest to you.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
5 Apr 12
I sometimes wish I had a ps3. I was thinking of getting ones if it does play Blue Ray movies as well. Cannot see just getting sometihing for games. But it would be easy to play movies on it rather then having to go and turn on my Tv or get a new Tv for the front room. Now if it did play 3d games and one could watch 3d movies, that would be great.
@sinidj (5)
• Denmark
1 Apr 12
You can play PS1 and PS2 games on the old 60 GB PS3 but not on the newer slim models. On the Store u can download (Buy) PS1 games and PS2 games which u can play.
• Calgary, Alberta
11 Mar 12
You have to upgrade your ps3 to have backwards compatability. I think some repair shops offer it but you can also do it on your own. there are tutorials in youtube already.