video games


Question by  Gattre (18)

Can you play playstation 1 games on a playstation 3?

I have playstation 1 games and a playstation 3 player.


Answer by  Yamizero (77)

Yes you can play PlayStation 1 games on a playstation three. All playstation 3's can. However, the 20 and 60 gigabyte versions are compatable with more games than the 40 or 80 gigabyte ones. Also if you find that your play station 1 game does not work on your PS3 look in the playstaion store. they have many PS1 games.


Answer by  Westforde (63)

The PS3s can play the vast majority of PS1 games out there, around 80% so you should have no problems.


Answer by  Ryochan (214)

It depends on if you have a newer or older version of the Playstation 3. The original release could play SOME Playstation 1 and 2 games. However, the newest models cannot play your old Playstation 1 or 2 discs at all.


Answer by  Minty (124)

Yes, you can. All Playstation 3 consoles have PS1 support. You can even buy digital versions of Playstation 1 games from the Playstation Network's Store.


Answer by  taylor801 (246)

All Playstation One games can be played on a Playstation Three. However, some Playstation Two will not work with a Playstation Three.


Answer by  ReZoN (94)

Yes you can! All you need to do is download the PS1 game you want to play on your PS3 from the PSN, Do note that they are not free and your old discs wont work.


Answer by  Monx (31)

Honestly you cant do that. But there are certain games that you need to have a Playstation 1 saved game and you can load it to a Playstation 3. For Example Suikoden.


Answer by  Xayne (177)

You can not play Play Station 1 games on a Play Station 3. Only the Play Station 2 has the backwards compatibility to play Play Station 1 games. I suggest getting both a PS2 and PS3.


Answer by  CP (232)

Yes you are able to play playstation 1 games on a playstation 3 console. Along with playstation 2 games. Ps2 can play them as well.


Answer by  Ash91 (21)

Several Playstation 3 systems are available and backwards compatability varies by the system. Depending on the system, the original Playstation games may or may not work in the Playstation 3.


Answer by  iggylizard (352)

The very first launch of the PS3, yes. However, if your PS3 is not the very first, then No. You can download many PS1 games from PSN for cheap, though.

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