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Published on December 13th, 2006 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

PS3 Can't Play PS1/PS2 Games Properly?


There you have it. Unfortunately, the PS3’s backwards compatibility isn’t the best at the moment, as referenced by the following statements taken from the official PlayStation forums:

Its not what type of TV you use, or what kind of cables, or what you set your PS3s resolution to.
What is known: That a majority of the games affected are games that do not have 480p coded into them. It SEEMS that 480i only games are the ones exhibiting this glitch the most. Changing cables from HDMI to component to composite cables does not rectify the issue. Changing to a non-HD TV without scalers does not fix the issue either. Firmware upgrade 1.30 does not address the issue.

I think they’d need to release a firmware update to correct this pretty soon… They’ve already updated the firmware to 1.31, allowing Final Fantasy XI support, so hopefully this update comes soon for PS3 owners.

PSone/PS2 Games Looking Worse on PS3?

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Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

8 Responses to PS3 Can't Play PS1/PS2 Games Properly?

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  2. Double D says:

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