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User Info: RahzarX

RahzarX
4 years ago#1
Is backwards compatibility a deciding factor in your console buying next-gen? - Results (348 votes)
Yes (I'll only buy one if it's BC)
51.44% (179 votes)
179
No (I don't care)
8.05% (28 votes)
28
In the middle (It'd be nice but it's not necessary)
38.79% (135 votes)
135
Against (Backwards compatibility keeps us tied down)
1.72% (6 votes)
6
This poll is now closed.
Perhaps we could discuss whether or not it's necessary to have the XBLA ported over to your new console as well? Original Xbox BC?
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User Info: InsaneGamer137

InsaneGamer137
4 years ago#2
Would be the right thing to do.
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User Info: JenniferTate

JenniferTate
4 years ago#3
I would prefer it. It's not a total deal breaker, but it can't hurt, since I'd still be buying games.
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User Info: RahzarX

RahzarX
4 years ago#4
AlkalineKitten posted...
I would prefer it. It's not a total deal breaker, but it can't hurt, since I'd still be buying games.


Would you buy more new games if it wasn't backwards compatible?
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User Info: Vivi0198

Vivi0198
4 years ago#5
Absolutely.
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User Info: TheFeshPince

TheFeshPince
4 years ago#6
I don't see why backwards compatibility would matter if you own the previous console. I already paid for the last one and it still works. Ya, it's convenient... but that is definitely not a deciding factor for me.
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User Info: SunDevil77

SunDevil77
4 years ago#7
AlkalineKitten posted...
I would prefer it. It's not a total deal breaker, but it can't hurt, since I'd still be buying games.


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User Info: Arucard05

Arucard05
4 years ago#8
Yes. BC is more important to the PS3 and 360 than it has ever been. This generation has made a sense of identity and ownership a big priority. My Gamertag, my Achievements, my XBLA games. It all better go seamlessly or somebody friend up big time.
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User Info: RahzarX

RahzarX
4 years ago#9
TheFeshPince posted...
I don't see why backwards compatibility would matter if you own the previous console. I already paid for the last one and it still works. Ya, it's convenient... but that is definitely not a deciding factor for me.


I think most people want to put away the old console. The 360 takes up a hell of a lot of space, the big ass brick of power and all.

I mean, I still have my NES, but I play the classics on the virtual console. I wish i had a stable enough lifestyle where I lived in one place for more than 2 years at a time to set up a proper game room. I think most people are in a position like mine where they just can't have all of their old consoles hooked up with room to store all those games.
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User Info: nightshadeA

nightshadeA
4 years ago#10
yeah but with games on demand and such and the sony store BC is dead unless they have it for the first year or 2 then yank it
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