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can you download something in playstation network to make the 80 gig ps3 ps2 compatible?

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i hear people say yes and some say no i want to know the truth

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  1. no its not possible that program is for the old PS3 that are backward compatible already, it only lets them play a couple more games.

  2. No, the only PS3 to ever have PS2 compatability were the 60GBs, which aren’t in production. Unless you get the the Emotion Engine (which was removed from the 60GBs to make PS2 compatability not work) and stick it in the PS3 ( which will void your warranty ) then I would leave it. Unless your lucky enough to get one pre-oewned or off Ebay.

  3. Right now, no. Currently, PS2 compatibility has to be built into the PS3 for it to work.

    Rumour has it that there will be a full software compatibility mode added in the future, but that’s all it is right now — rumor.

    There is a PS2 download on the PSN right now, but that just lets PS2 games like Final Fantasy XI that needed the PS2 hard drive to work with the PS3 hard drive.

  4. they have data in the Playstation store but when i downloaded it, it didn’t work. so i doubt it. only the 40 gig the one with 4 usb is PS2 compatible

  5. oh for god’s sake! the 40GB and the 160GB can NOT now, nor did they EVER play PS2 games!! PERIOD!!

    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].

    *note: I am NOT yelling at the asker, I am yelling at everyone who keeps giving out wrong information. the 40GB DOES NOT play PS2 games. the 40GB also DOES NOT have 4 USB ports! it only has 2!!

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