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

BC is definitely the "best feature of all time". I mean, why wouldn't I buy a $400 game console to play 15 years old games? It's not going to hurt Sony for not having it same as how it's not helping Sony's competition for having it.



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BC is definitely one of the best feature in a game system but it's also one that's not as used as many believe. People mainly buy new systems to play new games after all. But I'm down if Sony wants to bring back BC. I grew up with NES/Sega as they never had BC (also due to their games being cartridges) so doesn't bother me.



I think BC should be mandatory from now on and we should be done with single generation devices. Imo consoles should only be an entry to new possibilities in gaming and media features, not a barrier to play your old purchases or games from previous generations.

With online stores getting more and more important, we should always be able to purchase games even if they are from previous generations and I think if we can do so we should be able to just play them without having to buy them again.

Playstation had BC with PS2 and early PS3 models before they removed the feature in the later. I think Sony should find a way get get BC for PS3 games and allow previous purchases to be taken into account.



Bandorr said:
jason1637 said:
They want to resell games and make as much money of it because they know people want to play older games. They should do something about this because as time goes by people will come to the realization that they could play older games on the competition like the Wii u and Xbox one.

So as time goes by and MORE "current" games come out - you think people will actually be wanting to play OLDER games? They will want that to such a point that later on people will buy an xbox one or a Wii u(nx) not to play THOSE games.. but to play older games?

Of course, that's why the Wii U has been outselling both, since it is HW B/C, which is the best.  And the XBO started outselling the PS4 WW since the announcement of B/C.  Oh wait...

I was living in an alternate world where B/C is more than a nice feature that in the end means jack shit.





thismeintiel said:
Bandorr said:
jason1637 said:
They want to resell games and make as much money of it because they know people want to play older games. They should do something about this because as time goes by people will come to the realization that they could play older games on the competition like the Wii u and Xbox one.

So as time goes by and MORE "current" games come out - you think people will actually be wanting to play OLDER games? They will want that to such a point that later on people will buy an xbox one or a Wii u(nx) not to play THOSE games.. but to play older games?

Of course, that's why the Wii U has been outselling both, since it is HW B/C, which is the best.  And the XBO started outselling the PS4 WW since the announcement of B/C.  Oh wait...

I was living in an alternate world where B/C is more than a nice feature that in the end means jack shit.



 

What does this have to show? No one expected the XB1 and Wii U to start outselling the PS4. What this is is simply a way to get Xbox 360 user's to upgrade. Everyone knows the PS4 has won the generation, don't need to keep rubbing it in.



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barneystinson69 said:
thismeintiel said:

Of course, that's why the Wii U has been outselling both, since it is HW B/C, which is the best.  And the XBO started outselling the PS4 WW since the announcement of B/C.  Oh wait...

I was living in an alternate world where B/C is more than a nice feature that in the end means jack shit.



 

What does this have to show? No one expected the XB1 and Wii U to start outselling the PS4. What this is is simply a way to get Xbox 360 user's to upgrade. Everyone knows the PS4 has won the generation, don't need to keep rubbing it in.

The point is people keep making it out like B/C is a huge deal, especially after XBO announced theirs.  Some saying it won XBO E3 since it was so big.  However, sales, even after the announcement, prove that the vast majority of people don't give a shit about it.  It's a nice feature to have, but doesn't make the slightest difference, so there's little reason to continually bring it up like it'll mean anything.



thismeintiel said:
barneystinson69 said:

What does this have to show? No one expected the XB1 and Wii U to start outselling the PS4. What this is is simply a way to get Xbox 360 user's to upgrade. Everyone knows the PS4 has won the generation, don't need to keep rubbing it in.

The point is people keep making it out like B/C is a huge deal, especially after XBO announced theirs.  Some saying it won XBO E3 since it was so big.  However, sales, even after the announcement, prove that the vast majority of people don't give a shit about it.  It's a nice feature to have, but doesn't make the slightest difference, so there's little reason to continually bring it up like it'll mean anything.

Sales aren't all that matters in the world I'll have you know.



mZuzek said:
thismeintiel said:
barneystinson69 said:

What does this have to show? No one expected the XB1 and Wii U to start outselling the PS4. What this is is simply a way to get Xbox 360 user's to upgrade. Everyone knows the PS4 has won the generation, don't need to keep rubbing it in.

The point is people keep making it out like B/C is a huge deal, especially after XBO announced theirs.  Some saying it won XBO E3 since it was so big.  However, sales, even after the announcement, prove that the vast majority of people don't give a shit about it.  It's a nice feature to have, but doesn't make the slightest difference, so there's little reason to continually bring it up like it'll mean anything.

Sales aren't all that matters in the world I'll have you know.

They matter to me.  :'(

Especially on a sales site.



mZuzek said:
thismeintiel said:

The point is people keep making it out like B/C is a huge deal, especially after XBO announced theirs.  Some saying it won XBO E3 since it was so big.  However, sales, even after the announcement, prove that the vast majority of people don't give a shit about it.  It's a nice feature to have, but doesn't make the slightest difference, so there's little reason to continually bring it up like it'll mean anything.

Sales aren't all that matters in the world I'll have you know.

For businesses that sell things, yes, sales are a gigantic part of what matters to a company.   Look no further than Nintendo readying new hardware,  a tad over 3 years after the Wii U's launch, as proof that sales in fact, do matter.





They don't need to do it. I personally have never really cared about it. I buy the console for this gen, to play the games from this gen. MS kinda had to do it to help try and draw people to buy their console, and close the sales gap. Well, that didn't work.