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[POLL] How Important is Backwards Compatibility to You?

#1DfxPosted 2/21/2013 4:14:27 PM
Big into BC? - Results (187 votes)
My PS3 Supports BC and I still use it regularly.
18.18% (34 votes)
34
My PS3 Supports BC, I've tried it but don't really need it.
2.67% (5 votes)
5
My PS3 Supports BC but I've only used it for a couple key games.
5.88% (11 votes)
11
My PS3 Supports BC and I've never used it.
3.74% (7 votes)
7
I'd use BC often if my PS3 Supported it.
28.88% (54 votes)
54
My PS3 doesn't support it and I'm fine with that.
26.74% (50 votes)
50
I have no interest in BC.
13.9% (26 votes)
26
This poll is now closed.
With all these topics I'm curious to see if BC is actually important to people or if some people are just looking for a reason to complain about something.

I have a launch 60GB and used BC for Gran Turismo 4 and maybe a Tony Hawk game to try it out. It worked fine, I even had the game-save adapter, but I haven't touched a PS2 game since 2008 maybe.

My PS3 continues to work fine so I expect I'll still have it when the PS4 comes out. If, for some reason, I *have* to play a PS3 game, I have no problems just hooking the thing back up and playing it. I have absolutely no problems with the feature being ditched.
#2PhaseSlaethePosted 2/21/2013 4:15:30 PM
I have every console I've ever had, so if I want to go back, I can.

BC only really saves me the clutter-space, since I could NOT have 3 consoles hooked up just go be going back to previous titles.
#3Great_Pudding_3Posted 2/21/2013 4:16:56 PM
Would have been nice.

But you know what, I have a Sega Saturn and it's dying. Pretty soon the only way to ever play Panzer Saga again will be to either emulate or pay a lot of money from a 3rd party.

So you just have to deal with it.


Or buy a capture card if you really want to remember your games lol.
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#4zyrax2301Posted 2/21/2013 4:20:15 PM
I loved BC on my launch PS3, and used it regularly before it died. I'd be pissed if the PS4 really didn't have any support for PS3 discs at the very least...preferably it would be able to play ANY playstation disc without that streaming garbage.
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#52NIKNIMPosted 2/21/2013 4:26:00 PM
I have just lost my BC ps3 to the ylod and often played my old PS2 & PS1 games during the dry periods. In fact my Abes Oddessy disc is still in it now.
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#6NicodimusPosted 2/21/2013 4:26:43 PM
More options are always better, even if you personally wouldn't use them all.

I'll say it again.

More options are always better, even if you personally wouldn't use them all.
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#7groccoPosted 2/21/2013 4:32:24 PM
Whenever this topic comes up, my first reaction is always "YES I WANT THAT, HOW CAN THEY NOT GIVE IT TO ME??!!" but then I start thinking about all the PS2 games I've played on my PS3 (none) and I realize it doesn't really matter.

I'm not a hoarder anyway. I play a game until I either beat it and get bored, or get tired and/or frustrated by it and sell it. When I have a PS4, I'm going to want to play PS4 games on it.
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#8vashtrichamPosted 2/21/2013 4:34:29 PM
Quote:More options are always better, even if you personally wouldn't use them all.

I'll say it again.

More options are always better, even if you personally wouldn't use them all.

@Nicodimus
More options take time, money, resources. I'd rather have no BC and have the console release sooner and cheaper than it would with BC.
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#9CooperRCPosted 2/21/2013 4:34:31 PM
No BC = No Buy at Release since there will be no PS4 JRPG's in the US for a long time.
#10Ampharos64Posted 2/21/2013 4:42:56 PM
I never had a PS1 or a PS2, so I love that my PS3 has backwards compatibility. It was like getting three new consoles at once, and there are still absolutely loads of games I want to play. Since I already have a PS3 I don't mind so much if the PS4 doesn't have the option, so how I feel about it varies. It's a shame because it's a good feature, but if it would increase the price it may well have been the right decision not to include it.