How to Play PS1 Backups on PS3

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How to Play PS1 Backups on PS3
Save your PS1 games and play them on the PS3. (compact disc image by Steve Lovegrove from

The PlayStation 3 is a seventh-generation gaming console with multiplayer support, online gaming and the ability to download games, music and videos. Initial versions of the PS3 came with backward compatibility, allowing users to play both PS2 and PS1 games on it. Because it does not have the memory card slot the PS2 and PS1 do, you must use a memory card adaptor to play PS1 backups on the PS3.

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Things you need

  • PS3 USB cable
  • PS3 Memory Card Adapter

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  1. 1

    Insert the USB cable of the memory card adaptor in an open USB port on the PS3. Place the memory card on which you saved the PS1 backups in the slot of the adaptor.

  2. 2

    Press the "Power" button on the PS3 to turn it on. Click the "Game" tab under the "XrossMediaBar."

  3. 3

    Choose "Memory Card Utility" to display the PS1 memory card.

  4. 4

    Select the memory card, and press the "Triangle" button on the controller. Choose "Copy" to download the data on the memory card.

  5. 5

    Follow on-screen instructions to create a new storage area for the PS1 data on the PS3. Designate the PS1 data to "Slot 1" to play the PS1 backups you have saved.

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