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
mornelithe said:
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.

Of course, but that's not the point. Or well at least it's not my point. I'm talking from the consumer point of view.



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mZuzek said:
mornelithe said:

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.

Of course, but that's not the point. Or well at least it's not my point. I'm talking from the consumer point of view.

Well, it would appear that the PS4 is the far more compelling piece of hardware this gen, from a consumer point of view, as voted for by wallets.



mornelithe said:
mZuzek said:
mornelithe said:

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.

Of course, but that's not the point. Or well at least it's not my point. I'm talking from the consumer point of view.

Well, it would appear that the PS4 is the far more compelling piece of hardware this gen, from a consumer point of view, as voted for by wallets.

That is because backwards compatibility really isn't a very big deal as an appealing point when buying a console, hence why it doesn't have such an impact on sales, which is your point. I'm just saying that backwards compatibility is a very nice thing to have, and not having it sucks.



Never once have I booted up my ps3 since purchasing my ps4. I don't think I'm alone here...I think you are.



I rather have BC and the old backlog available than having companies bragging about new games when they are only a way to sell you the same games on new hardware.



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thismeintiel said:
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.

 

It was a big deal to current xbox owners. You can't base everything on sales. Yes, this is a sales site. But this is also a place for forum discussion. Alot of Xbox owners (including me) were happy to see this feature. In fact I played through the whole of Mass Effect, and I loved it!

Anyway, just don't always say "sales matter". Enjoyment is a part of the experience as well, and pleasing your fans can give you good karma over time.



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barneystinson69 said:

It was a big deal to current xbox owners. You can't base everything on sales. Yes, this is a sales site. But this is also a place for forum discussion. Alot of Xbox owners (including me) were happy to see this feature. In fact I played through the whole of Mass Effect, and I loved it!

Anyway, just don't always say "sales matter". Enjoyment is a part of the experience as well, and pleasing your fans can give you good karma over time.

What non-anecdotal evidence do you have to suggest that PS4 owners aren't enjoying their experience, and aren't pleased?

You are however correct about good Karma, which is why Sony ended last gen extremely strongly, building goodwill that's quite clearly carried over into this generation. 



I'm sorry but I couldn't get past the first line.
You hate Sony home consoles brcause they don't bring backwards compatibility?
Is this serious? The PS4 is the ONLY home console from Sony that doesn't have it
The PS2 was the thing that made it popular. Was there even a home console with that feature before it?
The PS3 double backwards compatibilily, double. And the result was an complicated and expensive system, which started to take off when the slim version without BC came.
That's the reason the PS4 doesn't have it, when they released a montrous system that as the ad used to say "only does everything" the consumers ignored it, now they went back to the old formula so they can't emulate that monster and the consumers talked with their purchases that's what they want.

Watching someone says Sony hates it makes me terrible sad, it's just too much.



All Sony consoles had it before PS4, in fact Sony started it. BC was not even a thing till PS2 came along and they continued it with PS3 (which originally was BC but it lead the HW issues).

We never had it before, and all was fine. Really there is no reason why they couldn't just install an emulator via firmware update or in the store and let it go like that. The problem is wether or not the owner of the IPs for these older games will allow games sold for PS2 to be played on PS4. Sure Sony is to blame for some, but publishers want every penny they can get and if they can resell it at a cheaper price and minimal effort, thats what they are gonna do.

Now the only reason the X1 is doing it is because they need something to stand out, or I promise you they would follow suit. As you can see however, not all games will be BC on that either as some publishers will not allow it.



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