How Important is Backwards Compatibility for PS Orbis PS4 to you as a consumer?
This is a typical example of the wording of the options trying to skew the result of the poll. I too have a multitude of PS3 games, but no interest in backwards compatibility. I have a backwards compatible PS3. Guess what? I used that feature once since I bought it back at release.
I have alot of consoles and im not at all bothered with sony not having backwardscompability in the ps4, i can still use my old console to play those games that i want to play. and im pretty sure that will in the end fall into the category off me missing the Souls games and going back for a few hours to play em again when it comes to the ps3.
the thing i think alot of the people being pissed off at sony concerning the backwards compability, boils down to the less fortunate when it comes to the cash. i can see lots of people wanting to sell off their old ps3 to fund the ps4 and that is why they want to have backwardscompability so that they can play the select games they really liked from the ps3.
in the end im happy with what sony is doing with this coming console, especially on the hardware side the x86 will help them alot when it comes to 3rd party support. And i hope this will help boost the pc port quality that has been just awful for the most part the last two years. a increasingly depressing trend :S
What it means for me is that I'll never pay full price for a game no matter how bad I want it. The reason is that I don't like the idea of pissing away $60 for a damn game that you can't even play 5 years later if I so choose. Whereas, if I just stuck to playing games on a PC, I could play that game I paid $50 for, at any time I damn well please.
I've already had to shell a few bucks over to Steam just so I can have my "backwards compatible" version of several games I already own on the 360. And I paid full price for the 360 versions & they may not be BC for the next gen Xbox. I'm not even buying Xbox 360 games right now until I hear word on the BC issue from either Softy or Sorny. Otherwise, if they're not interested in it, then I have no reason to own a next gen console until the prices go down & I can just play older games or turn to Steam rather than the latest. Basically hold out until they do something less dickish. I can certainly find other interesting things to piss away my money on, such as limited edition beer.
A few years back, I could buy a Japanese made Sony product knowing that it will last years and years. But now, I had to get the 60 GB fatty repaired after just over a year and it YLOD'd with in a year of repairing it. The slim PS3 I have now is placed on 4 game cases just so it doesn't overheat but I never know when it will keel over and die. So if I knew the PS3 is going to last for a reasonable amount of time, I wouldn't really care about backwards compatibility on the PS4. But I know the PS3 will eventually fail and then what happens to my pile of games? This is also the sole reason I am going to wait for the PS4 to morph into its slimmer versions before plunging into the next gen.
Fool me once ...
Thinking over it, it means absolutely nothing to me.
Possibly because I've never actually owned a backwards compatible console and games for the system it's backwards compatible with before, so maybe the concept is a bit foreign to me. The only backwards compatible consoles I own are the PS2 and the Wii, when I never owned a PSOne or Gamecube.
Going from PS3 to PS4 though I just really could not care less if the PS4 is backwards compatible or not. Why should I care if the PS4 plays PS3 games? I don't want that, I want a PS4 that plays PS4 games. And if they can cut the price a little by not having compatibility with PS3 games then how is that an issue?
I think it should be included but it's not a deal breaker. As far as i'm personally concerned, it only affects how quickly i'd buy into a new system.
I've only bought a new system once there's a handful of good games available for it (which usually coincides with a price drop or some noteworthy bundle package). Launch titles are laughably bad for the most part. At the very least, they're not really doing anything above and beyond the games on current gen consoles. So if they included BC, i'd be willing to invest earlier
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