Icestar10 wrote:I love that PC's are backwards compatible. In fact, I think that they are superior to consoles for that reason. It's just that a lot of games I want to play are on PlayStation. I really wish Sony would offer a backwards compatible SKU. lol
PCs aren't "Backward Compatible". There aren't "generations" of PCs per se. Yeah, you upgrade the parts in your computer and can still play old games, but playing a game in Windows 7 that was released for Windows XP (Windows v5.0) would be basically the same thing as playing MetalGearSolid4 (a game that came out around PS3 fw 2.2) on a PS3 with firmware version 4.31.
The problem PCs have is that technology changes, and the OS has to change with it, creating the need for Compatibility mode (which does not work with all software).
YES. I would easily pay more for a backwards compatible PS3. Up to $200 more. My 2007 fat model is on its last legs I think. It won't last forever, and when it dies, I don't want to have to buy one of the new plasticy units designed by a shower radio enthusiast.
Yeah, that's true! Consoles don't last forever. I already bought a second PS3. If fact, I am not the only one who got the YLOD. Having backwards compatibility ensures that you can still play your older games even if you don't have your old system. Not only that, having one device to play all of your games is better than having 2 or 3.
Most do. And have you ever owned vinly records or cassete tapes?
I never had any vinly records but I do have some old cassete tapes laying around. lol
@Murderstyle75: I am OK with re-buying old games on the PS4 if it means I can transfer those old games to future consoles.
@BBurgSteve: I see, it makes sense I guess! lol
Furthermore, Steam is the main distribution method on the PC now. When you buy a digital PC game, you are only buying a single user license. This means the game can only be played on the account it was purchased from. There is also no gaurentee that a digital download will always be available. What if Steam closed shop one day? Forget about backwards compatability. You wouldn't be allowed to play the game even on your old PC since you do not own the copy.
If such an option were offered... no, I'd probably not spend the extra money for a backward compatible PS4.
I already own 2 PS3s, a PS2 and a PS1. I've got all the compatability I need right there in those consoles.
pretty much same with me. I have 2 ps1's still have my launch ps2 and 1 completely working ps3 and a few ylod ones I got from friends for free. So no I would not pay extra for a system that just has B/C. I would however pay extra for a some kind of upgraded system. I'd rather take the $ I would save and buy some games.
Imagine there were 2 editions of the PS4 - regular one ($425), and Enhanced ($525). The Enhanced version has a dedicated Cell chip from the PS3, everything else like the BluRay drive, memory, input etc is easily shared so the $100 extra is more than enough to make it happen.
Would you buy that?
I would absolutely pay $100 more for a PS3-backward compatible PS4.