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would a ps2 game work on a ps3?


here’s my scenario. i have this genuine ps2 game (FInal Fantasy X), well since its an old game, its hard to acquire this item these days. So what i did was copy the FFX to another dvd. will this work on my ps3? well, i dont have my ps2, (in case some of u may say why dont i use ps2 instead!). if i do try this ‘copied ps2 game’ in ps3, would it have any side effects? like maybe corrupt its OS? Thanks!

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  1. people seriously need to learn what the search bar is for.

    I take it I’m going to be answering this question forever too:

    backward compatibility for the PS3 with PS2 games is as follows:

    20GB (4 USB slots, no longer in production) – yes

    60GB (4 USB slots, no longer in production) – yes

    80GB with 4 USB slots (no longer in production, bundled with MGS4 or Motor Storm) – yes

    40GB (2 USB slots, no longer in production) – NO

    80GB with 2 USB slots – NO

    160GB (2 USB slots) – NO

    any other up coming PS3’s – NO

    in short: if it has 4 USB slots, yes. if it has 2 USB slots, no.

    all PS3s play PS1 games.

    [url is not allowed].

    the download that others may refer to is for backwards compatible PS3s ONLY! a download will NOT make a non-backwards compatible PS3 play PS2 games. PERIOD!

    “If a PLAYSTATION 3 is not backward compatible, you will not be able to add this function through any hardware (i.e., changing the hard disk drive) or software (i.e., updates, homebrew) upgrades or modifications. ”

    that came DIRECTLY from Sony’s own website: [url is not allowed].

    copied games will NOT work on a PS3. Sony did the smart thing and started cracking down on people pirating games. nothing will happen to your PS3, the game just won’t play. also, you have to mod a PS2 to play copied games anyway, so just putting a copied game in a PS2 won’t work either. and no, there is no mod chip that will allow you to play copied games in your PS3.

  2. Well it all dpends:

    60GB – yes

    New 40gb – no

    new 80gb – no

    Certain limited edition 80gb – yes

    So yeah , its luck. but if you have one where it works – if it is a “copied” game then it means that it should not affect the OS or anything – should be no side affects

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