I own an xbox 360 and I think I'm done with microsft, this gen and next gen. I'm likely going to get a ps4 or a ps3. The 3 games I mentioned are crucial to me and I know the ps4 won't have bc.
1. Can the ps3 or the ps4 allow you to download older games digitially? My sister's wii let her download older games on it from the n64. Basically, I want to, if possible, buy from the playstation store, my favorite ps2 game, suikoden 3. I own it but the disc is way too scratched up and it gets stuck on loading screens. Can I buy it from a digital store on psn now for the ps3? What about for the ps4?
2. Is kingdom hearts 1.5hd coming to north america? I read something about this but I'm not sure what I read. Any chance the ps4 can play it, either through the store digitally or maybe from discs?
3. I love the news about ffx/ffx-2 the other day. Same question as 2 basically. Will we be able to play it on the ps4 digitally or from disc?
So basically, I'm torn between the ps3 and ps4. FFx hd/ffx-2 hd, kingdom hearts 1.5 hd, suikoden 3, and diablo 3 are my main interests in owning a ps3 or ps4 and I'm unsure which console to get if these 4 games are crucial and key to me getting either of these consoles. Not sure which, though. --- this screenshot is for warcraft 3 players: http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5835/masscritters.jpg
There are many PS1 classics on the PS Store, as well as a few PS2 games. The only Suikoden game available digitally is Suikoden 1 (the European PS Store doesn't have it though). PS4 won't have the same digital contents. It's confirmed that PS4 will not be backwards compatible with PS3 (disc) games.
When Vita was released, not all games available digitally for PSP were compatible with Vita. Later on, games that are available digitally for PSP (such as PSP games and PS1 classics) were gradually released for Vita. However, until now there are some digital games that work on PSP but not yet compatible/available for Vita. The reason why I'm mentioning PSP & Vita here is that I think it will be the same case for PS4; not all PSN contents available for PS3 will be compatible with PS4 on day 1, some may never be compatible with it. But PS4 will also have that cloud service Gaikai which will make some PS1, 2, and 3 games available for PS4, although we don't know which games will be released for it yet.