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PS3 Games Appearing on PS5 Is Actually A Bug

PS3 Games Appearing on PS5 Is Actually A Bug

by Aiman MaulanaJanuary 21, 2022
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With rumours of the PS5 getting backwards compatibility support, some PS3 games have started showing up on the system. Turns out, it’s a bug rather than the implementation of said feature. Here’s what we know thus far.

PS3 Games Appearing on PS5 Is A Bug

A rumour has surfaced online recently about PS3 games allegedly appearing on the PS5 PlayStation Store. This makes people believe that backwards compatibility will finally be added to the new console. While the games cannot be purchased, it does look relatively legit.

However, that’s not actually the case. As it turns out, it appears to be a bug that unintentionally displays the games on the PS5. While there were some refuting claims that if it’s just a bug, it shouldn’t have any pricing on them, which is a fair point.

Twitter user Ryan Biniecki chimed in with a plausible point, that the PS3 games are pulling prices from the PS Now service, which lets you rent games individually. It has nothing to do with the PS5 on its own.

This doesn’t mean that backwards compatibility will never make its way to the new console however, as Sony is aware that many gamers want this feature. Highly likely, it will be implemented via a software update in the future but we can’t confirm anything for now. Stay tuned for further updates on that.


Pokdepinion: The fact that this rumour gained a life of its own is a proof that many gamers want backwards compatibility in every console. It’s a shame they couldn’t include it from the start but I can understand that it can be difficult as the games might end up running not as they originally intended it to.

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Aiman Maulana
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