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#129146 5-Sep-2013 10:10
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I am a big Xbox fan but I am considering buying a PS3 almost solely for the ability to download some classic PS1 games to the PS3.   I have a few questions that hopefully someone can help me with.

If I buy a second hand console, will I be able to buy downloaded games to my console?

How much memory would a PS1 game normally take up?  I am thinking of buying the 12GB console.

Will I be able to save my game progress on any downloaded PS1 games?

Some of the PS1 games that I want to buy and download to the PS3 are available from the NZ PSN website. Other games though are only available to download from overseas websites.  Will I be able to download these games from overseas websites or not?

I assume that NTSC vs PAL will not be an issue for downloaded games. Is this correct?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.   Cheers 



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  #890192 5-Sep-2013 11:01
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MarkX: I am a big Xbox fan but I am considering buying a PS3 almost solely for the ability to download some classic PS1 games to the PS3.   I have a few questions that hopefully someone can help me with.

If I buy a second hand console, will I be able to buy downloaded games to my console?

How much memory would a PS1 game normally take up?  I am thinking of buying the 12GB console.

Will I be able to save my game progress on any downloaded PS1 games?

Some of the PS1 games that I want to buy and download to the PS3 are available from the NZ PSN website. Other games though are only available to download from overseas websites.  Will I be able to download these games from overseas websites or not?

I assume that NTSC vs PAL will not be an issue for downloaded games. Is this correct?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.   Cheers 




1)  Yes - you create a PSN account, which is not tied to a machine.
2) PS1 games were CD, so looking at max 700mb per disc
3) Depends if its been coded to.
4) Not something Ive tried, but think you can by creating a US PSN account - sure someone else can confirm.
5) Correct





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  #890224 5-Sep-2013 11:42
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yes you can create a virtual memory card to save you games to

And yes, you can create a PSN account for another country and purchase games from them. You can then play the game from any PS3 account

And you can upgrade the Hard drive quite easily, Sony has documents showing you how to

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  #890261 5-Sep-2013 12:32
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That's great thanks.    Really appreciate your help with this.  Cheers.

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