PS1 Memory Card Saves Usable by PS3 Card Adapter

Before the PS2 came along, the Sony faithful spent their gaming time on the venerable PS1 platform. No doubt, many PS1 game saves still live dormant inside drawers and behind dusty shelves. After all, how could anyone throw away the valued game saves of Final Fantasy VII or the first Tomb Raider games? Many hours were invested in the games, and throwing them away would be like throwing a piece of your gaming lives away.

Just how much BC (backwards compatibility) will the PS3 offer? According to a statement made by Sony last October, "It’s hard to say the PlayStation 3 will be 100 percent backwards compatible, but as we said earlier this year, we aim to make it so as much as possible.” The promise of the PS3 being totally backwards compatible may be closer to reality as Sony,s official PS3 website indicates that game saves for the PS1 and PS2 will be able to be transferred to the PS3,s hard drive by means of a memory card adaptor. According to the website:

“To use saved data on a PlayStation 2 memory card, you must copy the data onto a virtual memory card within the hard disk. This requires a PS2/Psone memory card adaptor to copy the data to your Playstation 3. A memory card adaptor is designed to edit, up/download game saves to and from EMS flash card or smart media card.”

So don,t throw away your PS1 library just yet because they may all get a second chance at life on the PS3. Not only that, your precious PS1 and PS2 memory card saves will work on it too.


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