The PlayStation 2 console cannot play games made for the PlayStation 3. It is capable of playing games designed for the PlayStation 2 and original PlayStation consoles only.Know More
The PlayStation 2 disc drive reads DVD and CD formats. The PlayStation 3 disc drive reads Blu-ray, DVD and CD formats. Because PlayStation 3 games are in the Blu-ray format, and the PS2 console only reads DVD and CD formats, it does not house the necessary technologies.
While the PS2 cannot play PS3 games, some early models of the PlayStation 3 console are capable of playing PlayStation 2 and PlayStation games. These models have been discontinued.Learn more about Gaming Consoles
The PlayStation 4 system is not backwards compatible with disc-based games from the PlayStation 3 or any earlier PlayStation systems. There is no way to play PS3 discs on the PS4 as of 2014.Full Answer >
The Playstation 3 has some backwards compatibility with the Playstation 2. The level of compatibility varies, depending on the model type and number of Playstation 3 and the version of the firmware it is running.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >
According to Roger Altizer of About Technology, some models of the PS3 are backwards compatible with PS2 games. These models primarily include the launch versions of the 20GB and the 60GB PS3. Some later models can be made backward compatible because of their ability to play PS2 games through emulation.Full Answer >