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Hey guys,

I ran out and bought the Wal-mart 'special' PS3 40GB for 3.99 w/ $100 gift card. I've read that the console has 0% compatibility with PS2 games. Is this pretty much a fact?

I'm debating wether to return it and try and find an 80GB version or not.

Anyone know if a 40GB will play some games?

I was using this website: http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/CompatibleStatus and then realized the 2 bubbles .

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The 40GB does not have any backwards compatibility with regard to PS2 games. It can play PS1 games though.
post #3 of 8
Try to get it refunded and get the 80GB MGS4 bundle (which is replacing the Motorstorm 80gb bundle)

It's the only PS3 with backward compatibility on the market right now, it plays almost all games (but not ALL games like the 20GB and 60GB, which are out of production) and comes with the best PS3 game so far. You can't go wrong =)
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The 40GB won't play PS2 games aswell as all the others except the old 60GB version. Just a heads up...I traded my 40GB for a 60GB version and the 40GB is way waaaaaaaaaay softer when comparing cooling. My 60GB always has the fan around 70 to 90% while my 40GB was so soft I thought it didn't have any cooling method at all
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If you still can, return the 40GB and try on eBay for either a 20GB, 60GB, or 80GB. I have the 20GB and only have 3GB left. I'm trying to figure out why I ran out of room in less then a week that I had this console. If you can, go for a 60GB.

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post #6 of 8
Keep in mind that ps2's are cheap as crap used, while it will be a lot off effort to spend more to get it built into the ps3.
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Hey guys. Going to rep you all for the great answer that I found out at 3am this morning while reading up all over the Sony forums.

I think we're going to keep the PS3 (40GB) and add a 500GB drive to it and take out the 40GB. Maybe will put Linux on it too, not sure yet.

Going to wait for GT5.
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I have a 250GB in it and works great.
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