Do you want to play your favorite PS3 games on your PS4? Find out how in this Web Story.

How to Play PS3 Games on PS4?


The PS4 is a great console, but it doesn’t have backward compatibility with PS3 games. That means you can’t just insert a PS3 disc into your PS4 and play it.  However, there are some ways to enjoy PS3 games on your PS4, such as using PlayStation Now, PlayStation Plus, or a PS4 emulator. In this Web Story, we’ll explain each method and its pros and cons.

PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now is a subscription service that lets you stream hundreds of PS3 games on your PS4 over the internet. You can choose from a variety of genres, such as action, adventure, RPG, sports, and more. You can also download some PS2 and PS4 games to play offline. To use PlayStation Now, you need a compatible device, a stable internet connection, and a PlayStation Network account. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial or choose from different plans starting from $9.99 per month.

PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus is another subscription service that gives you access to online multiplayer, cloud storage, exclusive discounts, and free monthly games.  Some of these games are remastered or ported versions of PS3 classics, such as The Last of Us, Uncharted 2, God of War 3, and more. You can keep these games as long as you remain a member.  To use PlayStation Plus, you need a compatible device and a PlayStation Network account.  You can sign up for a 14-day free trial or choose from different plans starting from $9.99 per month.

PS4 emulator

A PS4 emulator is a software that mimics the functionality of a PS4 console on another device, such as a PC.  By using a PS4 emulator, you can potentially play any PS3 game on your PC and then stream it to your PS4 using the Remote Play feature.  However, this method is not officially supported by Sony and may involve legal and technical issues.  You need to own the original PS3 game discs or digital copies, have a powerful PC that can run the emulator smoothly, and configure the settings properly.  One of the most popular PS4 emulators is RPCS4, which is still in development and may not work with all games.