Xbox creator claims only 5% of players make use of the feature

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2 years ago#1
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/05/microsoft_if_youre_backwards_compatible_youre_really_backwards

It's rather hard to imagine a higher utilization % when your console had limited backwards compatibility with few last-gen games people would want to revisit.
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2 years ago#2
DiscostewSM posted...
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/05/microsoft_if_youre_backwards_compatible_youre_really_backwards

It's rather hard to imagine a higher utilization % when your console had limited backwards compatibility with few last-gen games people would want to revisit.


sounds about right.
2 years ago#3
I guess it's true in a way since most likely they will only get 5% of the current xbox population.
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2 years ago#4
DarkJaydragon posted...
I guess it's true in a way since most likely they will only get 5% of the current xbox population.


Awesome. Well played, sir.
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2 years ago#5
While that does sound low I am willing to bet it's nowhere near as high as people make it out to be either.
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2 years ago#6
Re7elaTioN posted...
DarkJaydragon posted...
I guess it's true in a way since most likely they will only get 5% of the current xbox population.


Awesome. Well played, sir.


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2 years ago#7
Huh....

So a limited number of people use a feature that's restricted to what MS decides?

And now they want to restrict the console from being able to play games unless you can check in online?

Well, don't expect me to be part of THAT 5%.
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2 years ago#8
i remember playing KOTOR on my 360, it ran like dog turds and i never tried the BC again.
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2 years ago#9
barely any of the original Xbox games could be played on 360 anyways.
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2 years ago#10
This number is skewed if MS is just using their own player base. BC for Xbox games was so terribly supported on 360 not many people would have bothered. If MS was using PS2/PS1 or Wii/Wii U BC numbers, then that would be a more accurate test. I think it would be a fair guess that far more than 5% of Ps2 users played PS1 games on the system.
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