deskpro2k3 said:

well if you want to play both PS1 and PS2 classics on a PS3, you'll have to find a CECHA01 model. CECHA01 models is fully backward compatible. google it and you'll find some refurbished ones.

Any PS3 can play PS2 classics (from the PSN store).  

And it doesn't make sense for him to try buying the original disks.