No, but it definitely will keep me from being an early adopter of the PS4.
Lack of backwards compatibility is just a huge middle finger to the people who, like me, switched over to digital distribution in hopes that a DIGITAL library would still transfer, even if the next system couldn't read blu-rays. Also, and this still pisses me off, why the **** do they charge the same price for DD as a hard copy? No shipping costs, no manufacturing cost, just the server cost. It saved them a LOT of money, and they passed exactly 0% of the savings along.
Not to mention digital distribution is a LOT slower to drop the price. Games that have been $40 for awhile, brand new, are still $60 on PSN. Yeah, I'm totally going to spend an extra $20 so I don't have to go to the store. **** you Sony.
Have you read the Old Testament? **** goes down in that. -RinkuTanuki
To answer the TC's question: no, I will still purchase digital content from PSN.
I'm sure to keep at least 1 of my 2 PS3's but I also don't see Sony pulling PS3 servers down for at least another 3-5 years AFTER (or if) the PS4 becomes a success.
I also believe that with Sony's whole DD strategy and ambitious nature, they are going to allow previously purchased PSN games to be streamed through Gaikai/PS4 sooner or later. It may not be ideal, as some feel that we may have to re-purchase the content, others feel it should be freely transferable, but I have a feeling they might do like a 99 cent thing to convert previously purchased content from PS3 PSN to PS4 Gaikai.
But we really won't know for sure until an ACCURATE statement from Sony is announced regarding this situation. And lastly even if Sony makes a "clear" statement regarding transfers, things could definitely change depending on the market penetration of the PS4 a year or two or even three after its release. Remember the removal of "Install Other OS"?
7200rpm 320GB(OG 60)+320GB Slim PS3s, Reach+Gears 360s, Black Wii U, Modded Xbox, Black Sega DC+Saturn, Panasonic Q, PSP, 64GB iPhone 4S+iPad 4, 3DS XL, PSVITA!
No. I stopped buying psn stuff because there's too much for me to buy atm and it seems they keep coming out with even more dlc/ digital games. I can't imagine what the ps4 is gonna look like when it has a full library + all the dlc that comes with it. Also BC isn't such a huge problem for me as I don't mind having more than one console to play on, I enjoy collection these things.
"Never should have come here now you're gonna pay!"