However, playing games from the PS3 is a little tricky, and there are some caveats as to how you can play. For example, you will need a PS Plus Premium account, which costs £13.49 per month or £99.99 per year.
You will also need a consistent internet connection, as Sony only allows you to stream PS3 games via the cloud. You can’t download a game like you can with PS5 titles.
Keep reading to find out the easiest way to play PS3 games on the PS5.
What we used
The Short Version
- Go into your PS5 account
- Go to the PS Plus Premium app
- Click on the PS Plus Premium app
- Scroll over to Collections
- Scroll down to Classics Catalogue
- Click on PS3
- Find a game you like from the selection
- Click on the game
- Press Stream
Go into your PS5 account
Turn on your PS5 and log into your account.
Go to the PS Plus Premium app
Scroll across and find the PS Premium app. It looks like a golden D-pad and usually sits on the far left side of the app selection.
Click on the PS Plus Premium app
Once you have found the app, click on it. Make sure to not get it confused with the PlayStation Store, which is blue.
Scroll over to Collections
From the top navigation menu, scroll over to the Collections section.
Scroll down to Classics Catalogue
You will need to scroll down the Collections menu until you find the Classics Catalogue.
Click on PS3
Out of the three options presented in the Classics section, click on the PS3 option. It sits on the far right side.
Find a game you like from the selection
Scroll through the selection of PS3 games and find one that you like.
Click on the game
Click on the game you want to play.
Press the Stream button to get started. You will need to make sure you have a solid internet connection to stream the game, as you cannot download the title.
No, using a PS3 game disk will not work on the PS5.
Yes, you will need this subscription tier to play PS3 games on your PS5. You will be able to stream the game via your console online, though you will not be able to download the game directly.