|Mr Puggsly said:
That's also when BC was a new feature. The number of people that used it and the time spent likely increased significantly as notable titles were added. Its also worth noting BC titles are on Gold and Gamepass, so that further increases the number of users and time spent with BC.
BC is not the same as streaming video apps.
You're missing the point, as usual. Backward compatibility is a highly requested and ideal feature. Everybody should objectively want it because it adds value. A great feature doesn't have to become a debate about sales. Yet, guys like you turn it into a sales debate solely because PS4 didn't have it. Hence, same stupid discussion just because PS4 lacked a feature.
Both consoles have BC, so MS shouldn't market it? Again, a pointless argument. To me it seems MS's primary goal is encouraging people to buy a Series X to make their existing library better. They claim all Xbox One games are better on Series X. They also claim select 30 and 60 fps games will get a double frame rate boost. As a person with huge Xbox One library, that does encourage me to be an early adopter.
BC was a feature on PS2 and PS3 and wasn't relevant even with 100% coverage.
How am I missing the point? We have data on how relevant BC is and I also praised XSX BC effort. You came marching on my mention that it doesn't bring much new sales to try and disprove it to then move goal post.
Have no idea from where you took I said MS shouldn't market it. I guess you are mixing your dislike from me with actual points made.
You're absolutely right. It would suggest people care more about 7th/8th gen BC vs 5th/6th gen. I've argued many times that the 7th gen had a massive number of notable games, far more than previous gens. I essentially feel the same about the 8th, not a lot of ground breaking content but many notable titles and online experiences.
It doesn't really matter if BC brings sales per se, everybody wants it. You only focus on it sales because you're seemingly bitter PS4 lacked it. "But... but... sales!"
"since both consoles will have it that won't really be much of a differentiator." This implies mentioning BC is moot since both 9th gen consoles have it. Their goal is not simply focusing on differentiators, they are getting people hyped about what their BC will do.
There may be significant differentiators on how BC is handled and what improvements are available. Both simply offering BC doesn't exactly make them equal. So again, I'm curious to see what Sony is going to offer for BC given I have a large collection of PS4 games as well.
Last edited by Mr Puggsly - on 02 June 2020