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Feb 09 2012
By: garnie-gunn First Son 4 posts
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can you play ps1 games on a ps3?

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Was hoping to buy an old game 1998 Nagano Olympcis...but I don't want to buy until I know it can be played on a ps3.  Does anybody know?  thanks.

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All PS3s can play PSOne games. Make sure it's an official disc and not a copy. Copies won't play. Wikipedia says PS3s honor the region coding on PS2 and PSOne games though. You may not be able to play that title if it doesn't match the region on your PS3.

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May 25, 2012

I thought it's only on the old fat PS3s. hmmm...

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I thought it's only on the old fat PS3s. hmmm...

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All PlayStation®3 video game consoles can play PlayStation® or "PSOne" video games.


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No but I think you can buy/download some from the PSN store?

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Feb 17, 2014
I know this is an old topic but I feel I should clarify. Every model of PS3 can play PS1 games: both disc and digital version. Before a patch that came out a few years ago, it was only the 60GB fat models that had an kind of backwards compatibility. Then not long after PS1 classics were introduced on the PlayStation Store, they released a firmware update that allowed for the feature to be used on all models. However, the original fat 60GB is still the only one that can play disc-based PS2 games. All other models can only play PS2 games in their digital format (whichever ones are available on PSN anyway).
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Can I play ps1disc on ps3 500gb console
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