PS2 Games on PS3

I am working on a paper on a PS2 game, Project Zero (Tecmo, 2002). The game allows only three game saves to a memory card. As I want to go back to specific sections of the game later on, the limitation is awkward. Fortunately, the game runs on my PS3.

60G PS3 has a feature that it can used to play many PS2 games. What is really useful for a game researcher is that one can create memory cards to the disk of PS3 and use then instead of buying physical cards for 15–20€. This ability to save to hard disk comes handy when a game allows eight or three saves from a game to a card, and obviously saves money.

Currently, I have five memory cards set up in PS3 hard disk for the Project Zero saves, and more will be coming as those cover only the first night (there are four nights, I remember correctly). Still the saving process could be easier, but beats using PS2 for this.

Published by lankoski

Petri Lankoski, D.Arts, is a Associate Professor in Game Studies at the school of Communication, Media and IT at the Södertörn University, Sweden. His research focuses on game design, game characters, role-playing, and playing experience. Petri has been concentrating on single-player video games but researched also (multi-player) pnp and live-action role-playing games. This blog focuses on his research on games and related things.

2 thoughts on “PS2 Games on PS3

  1. That’s okay if you just started playing. But in order to use old PS2 saves from old memory cards one has to buy a memory card adaptor which costs over 15 euros. And that’s ridiculous.

  2. Yes, the price is ridiculous. Anyhow, it was not really decision to buy or not to buy an adapted. I did invest on one immediately, as it is way to make backup on the old memory card saves.

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