That's the best way. Try and find yourself one of the older 'fat' consoles rather than the newest slimline consoles which are rumoured to have problems with certain games. Think this was because in the last versions of the PS2 the seperate EE and GS chips were integrated into a single chip along with some other stuff from the motherboard.
Divine Avenger - two of my friends have newer style PS3's and they play PS games. Maybe it's just certain versions and / or territories but I thought all of them played PS games. Could be wrong though.
There may be a slim chance your console has a stuffed CD laser - see if it plays audio CD's OK. When the laser is on it's way out they have trouble reading certain disks e.g read blu-ray & CD OK but not DVD or vice versa.
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it does'nt really matter to me either way like I said I don't really play much on my PS3 with it being a Final Fantasy Lightning edition I don't like running the risk of it breaking. I just play the DVD's & Cd's on my XBOX because that an be fixed not to mention that if it is beyond repair then I can just take the FF harddrive & the front off the console & put them on a new one.
I want to get another PS3 to play on because my lightning console is really just for collecters value rather than playing on, I'm Final Fantasy Crazy so my home is a shrine to that game lol.
There are two problems that prevent more people from posting in these sub-forums.
One, is that many of us who have been here for a while joined originally when we were much younger and had a lot of free-time on our hands. I know that for myself that is, quite unfortunately, no longer the case. Thus, I spend much less time on forums.
Second, there are like 30 sub-forums now. It's a big wall of text and so most people have no desire to keep scrolling down. I myself have a hard time getting down here on the rare occasions I do manage to pop back in.