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ok i want to find out once and for all-

a best buy worker said my 40 gig ps3 does/will and is the ONLY ps3 that will play ps2 games

my friend (game programmer/big nerd) said only the 60 or 80 gigs (i forget which) can play ps2 games.
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which the heck is it?!

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  1. oh for god’s sake. the 40GB and the 160GB do NOT now, nor did they EVER play PS2 games!! end of story!!

    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 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].

  2. the 60 gig model, and old 80 gig models play ps2 games. They have 4 usb ports.

    The new 80 gig model, and 40 gig models WILL NOT play ps2 games. They don’t have the software or hardware for bc.

  3. ok the 40 gig cannot play ps2 games the consoles that can are the

    20gig

    60gig

    and the early 80gig not the new

  4. best buy people have no clue what they are talking about at times and this is one of them.

    there are 6 different ps3’s. the 20,40, 60, 2 versions of the 80 and a 160 gb ps3’s. the only ps3’s that can play ps2 games are the 20, 60 and any 80gb made before august 2008. the easiest way to tell is if the ps3 has 4 usb ports. if it does, it can play ps2 games.

    now i said there are 2 versions of the 80gb. one version has memory card slots, 4 usb ports and software to be able to play about 80% of ps2 games. the other version (made after august 2008) has only 2 usb ports, no memory card slots, and can’t play ps2 games.

    the 20 and 60gb ps3’s can play any and all ps2 games (as long as its ntsc format)

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