PS4 and PS4 Pro are the two most popular consoles on the market today with the Xbox One X and the Nintendo Switch, but what if you want to play your older games for PS2 and PS3?
In this article we explain compatibility with Sony’s PS4 and tell you how to play PS2 and PS3 games on PS4 console.
Can I play my PS2 and PS3 games on a PS4?
Unfortunately, the answer is no, at least not putting that video game disc on the console.
By this we mean that although you cannot use PS3 game discs on PS4 (as in the case of the first generation of PS3 with PS3 title), it is possible to broadcast and download the old title from Sony via the PlayStation service Is a service not currently available in Spain.
If you use a VPN connection, you can use this service from wherever you choose the country from which you connect to the Internet. We recommend you this article on L as the 10 best VPNs so that you can choose the best suit according to your needs.
The Xbox One offers compatibility with previous versions, why not the PS4?
Unlike Sony, Microsoft provides support for the Xbox One for approximately 500 Xbox 360 titles. You can insert the disc if you already have the game or buy it online through the Microsoft online store.
However, Sony PlayStation Europe head Jim Ryan said in an interview in June 2017 that, although compatibility for older titles is very well-liked by players, it is not really used very often.
“I can say that compatibility for older titles is one of the features that is very much in demand, but it really doesn’t use much,” Ryan said in an interview for Time.
“I was recently at the Gran Turismo event in PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 games, and PS1 and PS2 games as well. They looked very old and old, who want to play those video games ? “
Play PS2 and PS3 games using PlayStation Now
Although you cannot play your old PS2 and PS3 games on your PS4 using your old disc, as we mentioned above, another option is available: PlayStation Now.
Although PlayStation can no longer be compared to the ease of compatibility that Xbox One provides, it does allow players to stream and download a library of games over the Internet.
A subscription to Sony’s PlayStation Now gives players access to a library of PS2, PS3 and PS4 games that is available for streaming almost immediately. In fact, Sony claims that there are over 600 titles to choose from.
Streaming games provide benefits that include the absence of initial download and synchronized progress between consoles, so this may be attractive to some.
As we have previously mentioned, the service allows you to download games for offline use, which is ideal for people with a slow Internet connection who cannot handle streaming.
The service is available for PS4 and PC, you can get all the information on the official PlayStation website by clicking on this link. Remember that you must use a VPN connection to access the service while outside the United States.