Will You Miss PS3 Backwards Compatibility?

Will You Miss Sony PS3 Backwards Compatibility?


  • Total voters
    39

SilentPanda

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Oct 8, 2002
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I have a PS3 right now and I don't even miss it let alone backwards compatibility. Poor thing hasn't been turned on in ages. Still not sure why I bought it.
 

gkarris

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Dec 31, 2004
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I have a PS3 right now and I don't even miss it let alone backwards compatibility. Poor thing hasn't been turned on in ages. Still not sure why I bought it.
Yea, I say Sony should've have just left it out to begin with and they would've been more competitive with the XB360 from the start...

Well, they have said that Sony released it a year too early. It's just about a year later and it finally REALLY here!!! (for me it's the $399 one)
 

MRU

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Aug 23, 2005
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No!


With plenty of great PSN 'budget titles' and a winter of some really good firstparty titles, let alone the games I already have I see no need.

Besides lets face it......

IF YOU HAVE PS2 GAMES, THE CHANCES ARE YOU HAVE A PS2

As PS2 hardware and games are worth next to nothing in Trade In value nowadays, then what's the big deal. Keep your PS2 if you must, but chances are 6 months after you have bought a PS3, the PS2 and games will be gathering dust in the closet.

I never played ANY PS1 games on my PS2
I never played any GBA/SP games on my NDS
I never played any GB color or classic games on my GBA



The only console which I use the BCC feature is the Wii for playing my Cube games.


But in regards to PS3 - for me BCC is a non issue, as much as it is on the 360.
 

0098386

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Jan 18, 2005
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When the time comes for me to buy a PS3 it will be a 2nd hand one with b/c. If there are none to buy then I will not own one till next gen.

A PS2 slim is looking fine for me. I'd rather spend money on games instead of systems.
 

srobert

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Jan 7, 2002
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Not a deal breaker but would have been nice.

Here are some rarely mentioned little advantages of backward compatibility:

• Less inputs required on my receiver and TV
All my HDMI and Component connections are already taken (3 of each). I'd love to be able to enjoy the PS2 games in component quality.

• Less power outlets required
I'm running out of these really fast and I have one of those big 12 outlets surge protector powercentre.

• Less space needed in my home theatre cabinet
It's kinda packed and my 360 has to sit on top of my PS2.

Also, isn't the PS3 supposed to very nicely upscale PS2 games? Too bad this perk is going to be dropped. I have a big PS2 library and there is still a lot of good high quality titles coming out for the PS2 exclusively.

Note: I didn't use the PS2's PS1 backward compatibility much because my PS1 games looked worst when run on the PS2.
 

risc

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Jul 23, 2004
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I have a PAL 60 GB PS3 so I've got software BC _BUT_ I don't use it at all. I've got no interest in PS2 games. There are too many good PS3 titles to play.
 

Antares

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I have little interest in PS2 games. So, I couldn't care less. A PS3 satisifes my interest for HD games and better graphics...I don't want last gen PS2 games. I want current gen, graphically amazing PS3 games.

And my Wii...even though I have tons of Cube games, I haven't touched any of them since I bought the Wii.
 

gkarris

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For those of us who are videogame collectors - it's more fun to play the game on the original console with the original controllers.

Still having fun with my Atari 2600 (on an old TV set nonetheless). Looking forward to the PS3 on HD!
 

0098386

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Jan 18, 2005
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For those of us who are videogame collectors - it's more fun to play the game on the original console with the original controllers.
This is true, but Srobert brings up some very good points. Less sockets, more free space and upscaling are good things. So long as the new console has a way of using an original controller for B/C it's okay in my books.

I really really need an N64 controller for my Wii.
 

IscariotJ

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Jan 13, 2004
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Besides lets face it......

IF YOU HAVE PS2 GAMES, THE CHANCES ARE YOU HAVE A PS2
Yup, have to agree here. I'll be picking up a 40GB PS3, and it'll be sat alongside my PS2. There's no point selling it on, as PSTwo's are so cheap.

The price drop is of more use to me, than incomplete B/C....
 

0098386

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Jan 18, 2005
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Wrong.....if they need it chuck down and get the 60/80gig...how dear they give us a choice!
But there isn't here. Once the 60gb (and whatever is higher here now) is gone that's it. No more b/c PS3 to be bought in stores. Nada.

How dear they take away our choice... :rolleyes:
 

zero2dash

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Jul 6, 2006
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But there isn't here. Once the 60gb (and whatever is higher here now) is gone that's it. No more b/c PS3 to be bought in stores. Nada.

How dear they take away our choice... :rolleyes:
Not 'new' per se but used consoles will be readily available - forever, pick a place. :) Craigslist, fleabay...local paper, game stores etc. ;)
 

2nyRiggz

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Aug 20, 2005
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Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
But there isn't here. Once the 60gb (and whatever is higher here now) is gone that's it. No more b/c PS3 to be bought in stores. Nada.

How dear they take away our choice... :rolleyes:
Wheres the 80gig going....its still B/C so the choice is there...it might not be 98% like the 60 but 80% is good enough until they get it right.

Are they not selling the 80gig in Europe anymore....if so then you still have a choice.


Bless
 

zap2

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Mar 8, 2005
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Washington D.C
i don't know, I can see it being a problem if I get into Sony's big games and want to play the older ones, but for now, its a none issue.
Really the thin that gets me is how Sony mocked MS for the Xbox 360 BC..thats get me!
 

sikkinixx

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Jul 10, 2005
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Rocketing through the sky!
Wheres the 80gig going....its still B/C so the choice is there...it might not be 98% like the 60 but 80% is good enough until they get it right.

Are they not selling the 80gig in Europe anymore....if so then you still have a choice.


Bless
UK is only getting the 40GB model in the future I believe. That is until the 120GB model comes out. But Jimmi wouldn't buy either so the point is moot in this case :D
 

Pants Dragon

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Nov 8, 2006
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I have a PS3 with hardware compatibility, so this really doesn't affect me. Still not nice to see though.
 

Taustin Powers

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Apr 5, 2005
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I have a 60GB PS3 with B/C, but honestly, I never use it. I never played PS1 games on my PS2 either.

I think in the US, the 80GB starter pack for $499 is the best value by far. You get a second controller (which most people will get anyways) plus a free game. (Who buys a PS3 and no games?) You get the biggest hard drive available (for now), plus B/C. Sounds like a good deal to me.
 

zelmo

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Jul 3, 2004
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I have a 60GB PS3 with B/C, which is why I voted yes on the poll. However, I have yet to use it to play my PS2 games, and won't until GH I and II can be played on PS3, at which time I'll pack up my PS2. I have too many damn consoles hooked up and would like to retire both my PS2 and Xbox along with my GC. Can't until certain games are compatible.

What really troubles me is trying to see how, with all the constant spec flopping Sony is doing trying to be competitive, a regular Joe consumer is going to understand what his shiny new PS3 is/isn't capable of? Get a grip, Sony.
 
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