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#24769 2-Aug-2008 08:41
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I bought my PS3 in the US and got the 60G model with the emotion chip and PS2 hardware support in case I had some PS2 games I might (well the kids might) play.  First disappointment was, the US PS3 won't play local PS2 games (PAL NTSC issue or something like that). But have imported a few PS2 games from the US and I am very impressed how well they play. Got a few Ratchet and Clank titles for my son and they play with Dolby Surround, very smoothly (albeit 4:3) and very impressive graphics (for 480p).

Just wondering if any folks here are playing PS2 games on their PS3 and if so, how is the experience?




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  #154246 5-Aug-2008 11:21
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I have a 60GB NZ PS3 (so have software emulation) and have had no issues playing the (few) PS2 games I have on it.

Apparently there's a few games that don't play well under software emulation though, such as Gran Turismo 4.

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#154279 5-Aug-2008 12:35
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I have an original launch model 60 GB (NZ) model with the chip in it. I tried every PS2 game that we owned (about 10 games) and didn't have a single problem.

 
 
 
 




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  #154434 5-Aug-2008 19:32
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I wish I could purchase and play NZ PS2 games on my PS3 but it complains about not being able to play PAL games.




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System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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lchiu7: I wish I could purchase and play NZ PS2 games on my PS3 but it complains about not being able to play PAL games.

I wish I could play NTSC/U and NTSC/J PS2 games on my PS3 but I can't.  You have to buy for the region you live in.  At least we're over all that with PS3 games anyway.

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  #154692 6-Aug-2008 16:49

I only played Tekken Tag (PS2) on my 60GB model PS3 and it was very laggy.

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  #154709 6-Aug-2008 17:52
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I tried GT4 on my  NZ PS3.. and its not very good..

Looks & plays much better on a PS2..




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  #154789 6-Aug-2008 22:08
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bazzer:
lchiu7: I wish I could purchase and play NZ PS2 games on my PS3 but it complains about not being able to play PAL games.

I wish I could play NTSC/U and NTSC/J PS2 games on my PS3 but I can't.  You have to buy for the region you live in.  At least we're over all that with PS3 games anyway.


PS3 games as you are aware are region free. I bought the US PS3 because it and the 20G over there, are the only ones that have the hardware PS2 game support. Plus there are tons more (and cheaper) BR titles for the US than here.

As for not being able to play PAL PS2 games - no big deal since I can get the US ones pretty cheap




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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