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Is the 40GB PS3 backwards compatable with PS1 and PS2 games? Since they discontinued all their other models it doesnt make since to not make the 40GB the same way.

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I don't think it is. The only PS3 model that was fully backwards compatible was the 60GB version.
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Anyone else with a definate answer?
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It's compatible with ps1 games, not ps2.

All other models of ps3 are compatible with both ps1 and ps2 games.
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Have you heard of any plans on making the PS2 games work soon? Possibly threw emulation similar to the xbox360.
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isnt the 20gb version backwards compatable?
    
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You can find the 20GB anymore...the 40GB is the only one you can find unless you goto amazon and they have the 40, 60, and 80GB versions.
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i was only making the point that the 20 and 60 were backwards compatable
    
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Have you heard of any plans on making the PS2 games work soon? Possibly threw emulation similar to the xbox360.
Nope, its 100% backwards incompatible, I think there is some hardware chip that enables the software emulation, since if it were just software then Sony would be nucking futs to leave it out like they did.

I was almost considering buying a 60gb while they were still around but I realized that the only games worth playing on the PS3 at the time were PS2 games, and PS2s are like $50.
    
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post #10 of 14
Okay looks like I'll have to break it down once agian:

20gb and 60gb models have both the PS2 (EE) CPU and GPU.

80GB has the ps2 GPU, but not the CPU. It emulates the CPU with software emulation.

40GB has neither the GPU or CPU. It does not support playing ps2 games. However, ps1 gameplay is supported with software emulation.
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