Can I play PS3 games on PS2?

After all they operate on the same system (I'm not sure about this)

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Why dont you try it.

  • 1 decade ago

    PlayStation 3 games run and operate on Blu-Ray discs. The PS3 is the only system on the market today that has the ability to read Blu-Ray discs. The PS2 cannot read Blu-Ray discs, therefore it cannot play PS3 games. There are many other things that factor into it, but that is just the most basic of basic reasons.

    Also, there has never been a gaming system out with forward compatibility. Only backward compatibility. Of course, this might be possible with the PS4 and PS3 many many years into the future somehow. Today, it's not possible.

    Bottom Line: Nope.

  • 1 decade ago

    They actually do not operate on the same system, the PS3 has been changed immensely than the PS2.

    So, to answer your question, no it is not possible to play PS3 games on the PS2.

  • 1 decade ago

    Your question is like questioning if you can play blue ray in a dvd player(which is exactly the case here) The discs from ps3 are blue rays and the disks from ps2 are dvd's (there are some games in cd's though)

    And even if they were dvd's ps2 can't handle that kind of graphics like ps3 does.

    But if you have the right ps3 model you can play some ps2 games in your ps3.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Is this a joke or something? You can't! If the PS2 played PS3 games what was the reason of releasing a PS3?

  • 1 decade ago

    No, no you can't first of all PS3 has way higher specs than the PS2 and different coding too so its impossible.

    Source(s): PS1, PS2 and PS3 Owner
  • 1 decade ago

    No, because ps2 games use dvd-rom and ps3 games use blueray

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes you can.

    Ive been doing it for the past 7 years

    *xtreme facepalm+*

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    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    You can't be serious...

    Source(s): No.
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