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Play PSone and PlayStation 2 Games on a PlayStation 3

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  • All PlayStation 3 systems can play most PSone games.
  • Certain PS3 systems have the ability to play disc-based PlayStation 2 software titles (backwards compatible).
  • All PS3 systems have the ability to play downloadable PS one and PlayStation 2 Classics available from the PlayStation Store.
The compatibility of disc-based PlayStation 2 format software titles for use on the PlayStation 3 varies by model. You can either match the model on the back of the system to the chart below, or look on the system's box under features; it will say whether or not the system is backwards compatible.

PlayStation 3 models

Hard Drive CapacityModel NumberUSB PortsPS2 Software Compatible
500GBCECH-4001C2No
250GBCECH-4001B2No
320GBCECH-3001B2No
160GBCECH-3001A2No
320GBCECH-2501B2No
160GBCECH-2501A2No
250GBCECH-2101B2No
120GBCECH-2101A2No
250GBCECH-2001B2No
120GBCECH-2001A2No
160GBCECHP012No
80GBCECHL012No
80GBCECHK012No
80GBCECHE014*Limited
60GBCECHA014*Limited
40GBCECHH012No
40GBCECHG012No
20GBCECHB014*Limited
*PS3 models CECHA01, CECHB01, and CECHE01, will be able to play some PlayStation and PlayStation 2 titles, but full compatibility is not guaranteed. 
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