Forums - Sony Discussion - Why does Sony hate the BEST feature of all time?! Backwards Compatibility....

Do you agree?

Yes 40 16.81%
 
No 60 25.21%
 
I don't care 45 18.91%
 
See Results... 9 3.78%
 
I have XboxOne/WiiU/PC... 13 5.46%
 
Yes, but It's not that big of a deal... 18 7.56%
 
No, it's not that big of a deal... 53 22.27%
 
Total:238

Two factors combined to kill BC: first, Sony removed it because having used a complicated architecture on PS2, emulating it completely required a dedicated chip on PS3, increasing costs (SW emulation working on a wide set, but not all titles, came quite later), then it realised that selling again revamped old titles not only made it save money, but even earn some more. The same happened with PS4 and PS3 BC, and this time probably both factors, costs saving and potential additional earnings were even bigger, as emulating the Cell would have probably required more HW resources even not doing HW BC with a true Cell chip, while very strong PS4 HW sales since the beginning, when its native SW library still have to grow, surely means an even richer market for PS4 editions of old PS3 SW.



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Is this seriously a thread? Sony made the ps4 to play next gen games. Get out of your basement and get with the times. If you want to replay old games, get a ps3 - which everyone who is a gamer probably already have.



If Xbone was selling nearly as well as PS4, Microsoft would never have added B/C. It's a poorly executed attempt to sell as many xbones as they can to all of the 360 gamers who haven't upgraded yet. Period.



Nintation360 said:

This is the ONLY thing I HATE about Sony home consoles, is theres NO Backwards Comp!!!

 


Then dont buy their consoles.

Millions of ppl clearly dont care. A couple of you on internet forums are not exactly going to make them change their minds.

 



Once upon a time, PS3 was capable of playing all PS1&2 games. It also cost $600, and it became a joke.

Later on, they removed the BC for PS2 and cut $100 off the price. This was when the PS3 states its comeback.



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Its all about da monies.

Why put b/c when they can charge people again for the games.



    

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They were like.. "PS3 had games..?" and then dropped BC all together.



They could make money selling a PS2 emulator...or make more money selling games individually. I'm curious how many PS4 owners have physical PS2 games but no PS2.



arcaneguyver said:
They could make money selling a PS2 emulator...or make more money selling games individually. I'm curious how many PS4 owners have physical PS2 games but no PS2.

Well, consider that for those that still play its games a lot, a PS2 won't last forever, BC appeal is also and probably mainly in preserving access to old games whatever happen to old HW.





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Alby_da_Wolf said:

 Well, consider that for those that still play its games a lot, a PS2 won't last forever, BC appeal is also and probably mainly in preserving access to old games whatever happen to old HW.

 

 

You can still get a PS2 for $50-60 off Amazon and various other places online. I wouldn't worry about preserving classics until the system actually starts becoming rare.