Find out which PlayStation software is supported by PlayStation 3.
PlayStation / PS one format software
PS one titles are playable on PlayStation 3 through software emulation and this is available on all PlayStation 3 models. The vast majority of PS one format software titles are playable, including PS one classic titles downloaded from the PlayStation Network, but full compatibility is not guaranteed.
PlayStation 2 format software
Compatibility of PS2 titles is largely achieved through a combination of software and hardware depending on the particular PlayStation 3 models, and this is supported by the PS3 system software.
This is available in PlayStation 3 60GB (Model Number: CECHC03*) and as a result the majority of PlayStation 2 format software can be played with this model. Future PlayStation 3 system software updates will continue to support the current PlayStation 2 software compatibility for PlayStation 3 60GB.
However, PlayStation 3 40GB (Model Number: CECHHO3*) is not equipped with these features and therefore PlayStation 2 format software cannot be played with this model.
* The model number can be found on a sticker on the back of the PlayStation 3 system.
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