Video: PS3 40GB Service Mode Console Running PS2 Games


273w ago - Today D3M0N2009 shared a video from earlier this month courtesy of sonyk0 via YouTube.

The video from DemonHades demonstrates that PS3 40GB Service Mode consoles can actually play PS2 games, but the feature isn't unlocked for the retail counterparts to date.

As most suspect, Sony has been working on a PS2 software emulator for quite some time (since Firmware 2.5x), so the question is really when and how they will introduce it publically.. perhaps via PSN Store PS2 title updates, or just include it in a Firmware update, etc.

Those interested can check out the video below, enjoy!





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#9 - idone - 272w ago
I recently obtained one of the ps3 in this mode, does anybody know how to "exit" it?

Thanks
There is no way "yet" to restore retail fw on these.
I didn't think that the PS3 could play ps2 games!
All of the launch consoles could,... later it was taken out of the more recent models... but it's looking more and more like they will be adding it back through software emulation.

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#8 - mgordonwillis - 272w ago
I didn't think that the PS3 could play ps2 games!

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#7 - cilset - 272w ago
I recently obtained one of the ps3 in this mode, does anybody know how to "exit" it?

Thanks

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#6 - sekemc - 272w ago
That's cool I wonder if it will have any extra features built into its emulator compared to what the PS3's with PS2 backwards computability have right now.

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#5 - Warrorar - 273w ago
hmm, im still wondreing how he gets this red windows "PS3 Factory/Service Mode"

when i activate my service mode i only get this windows where i can choose between 6 or 7 options. like retstore hdd and install firmware and so on.

can someone explain how he got that mode? or is this in private testing and gets later released for the public?