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Burning Typhoon said:

I don't know.  To be honest, I feel almost obligated to get one at some point, as I do own every PlayStation console.  However, PS4 just disappointed me so much.  The PS3 was my favorite console, ever.  My biggest issue with the PS4 is getting all those re-releases. GTAV, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, The Last of Us, Uncharted 1-3, Beyond: Two Souls, Heavy Rain, and others.  It just didn't lend itself to feeling like a real successor to me.

I have no idea how I ended up with so many games in my collection that I already owned on PS3.  Then, Street Fighter V was a disappointment

I feel like the PS5 will be better this time around.  Having backwards compatibility will mean not seeing so many of the same games...  I say this as GTAV comes to mind...  Actually, on second thought, I'll bury the optimism.

I have a large physical collection in PS3 games.  At launch of the PS3 I purchased the fat PS3 that had the backwards compatibility with PS1 & PS2 games.  I didn't have a PS1 library at the time and didn't accumulate one.  I did start buying up PS2 games though and enjoyed that I could play both PS2 & PS3 games on it.  I eventually suffered the yellow light of death.  I did use it quite a bit.  It was my main Blu-ray player for movies and I feel like the PS4 Blu-ray player was a downgrade. 

When I went to replace this item I found out that later SKU's were only able to play PS3 games and were no longer built for backwards compatibility.  I ended up buying a PS3 slim and as PS2 slim silver to replace it.  The PS2 slim is still wrapped up in it's original packaging and is now worth a shitload more than the $120 I paid for it.  What sucks though is that the hardware is continuing to age.  The electrolytic material contained within the capacitors will dry out whether it's being used or not.  I would have loved backwards compatibility to at least the PS3 games.  

Now I do have quite the backlog on my PS4 and where it has always given me guilt when I stare at the shrink wrap still on most of them, I'm now thankful for it.  I now get to experience my backlog in a higher resolution and frame rate.  Same with the competition's backlog.  As a physical collector the backwards compatibility was a major selling point.  And sometime down the road all old hardware will eventually fail to work.  A complete backward compatibility console would be a device that would, and will continue to interest me.  PS3 had some of the best RPG's and PS2's RPG's to this day are unrivaled. Give me PS4 games optimized to take advantage of PS5's hardware, or at least mine that remain unplayed. avoid getting banned for inactivity, I may have to resort to comments that are of a lower overall quality and or beneath my moral standards.