PS2 games cannot be played on a PS3 40 GB game system. Although certain PS3 models are compatible with PS2 software, the 40 GB game system is not one of them.
The 20GB, 60GB and 80GB PS3 game system models are software-compatible with PS2 games. All other PS3 models do not allow PS2 games to be played on their system due to the discontinuation of including the Emotion Engine and full PS2 circuitry required. Although the first three PS models allow for PS2 games to be played, Sony discontinued including PS2 compatibility in future models due to increased cost impacts.Learn More
While it is possible to connect a PS3 to a PSP and vice-versa, it is not possible to play PSP games on the PS3 platform without using third-party software. However, it is possible to use a PSP to play certain games stored on the PS3 remotely through a wireless connection.Full Answer >
Users can play some PlayStation 2 titles on a PS3 console by first downloading and installing "PS2 System Data" from the PlayStation Store. However, not all games function properly on the PS3.Full Answer >
The PlayStation 3 is unable to play music while playing a game, which can be either a PlayStation 3 game or backwards-compatible PlayStation 1 and 2 games. The music-playing feature can be used while performing other tasks, however.Full Answer >
Xbox games can be played on a PC through use of an emulator program. Emulators enable a computer to function just like a regular console system, though there are several steps involved with setting up the emulator on the PC.Full Answer >