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How can I play PS2 Games on 40GB PS3?

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I heard there is a third party software that allows you to play PS2 games on the 40GB PS3.

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  1. You can’t play PS2 games on a 40GB PlayStation 3 as it lacks the PS2 Graphics processor and the PS2 Emotion Engine processor, at least the PS2 Graphics processor is required for PS2 playback as the PlayStation 3 can’t emulate both at the same time. You can also not mod your console to include this chip, the chips are not for sale and you can’t take one out of a PlayStation 2 and put it in the PlayStation 3, the system is designed to prevent modding. The only software for PS2 you can get on the PlayStation 3 is to simply enable hard drive enabled PS2 games to save data to the PlayStation 3’s hard drive and this is available off the PlayStation Store, this will not enable your PlayStation 3 to play PS2 games. In short, there is nothing you can do to enable PS2 compatibility, through any means on your PlayStation 3.

  2. 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].

  3. No you can not play PS2 games on a 40GB PS3.

    Yes you are right you can download software from the Playstation Store that allows you to play PS2 Games, but unfortunately not for PAL PS3 consoles or not many other PS3 consoles.

    So no, you can definitely NOT play PS2 Games on a PS3 in any way.

    Hope this helps!

  4. You can’t play any PS2 games on the PS3 40gb b/c it was not backwards compatible. It also does not have the emotion chip required to play the PS2 games. They only PS3 that could do it was the PS3 80gb a year after it came out. Your 40gb however should be able to play some PS2 games/

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