Originally Posted by cadaveca
so did the Wii.
The PS3..doesn't really. PS1 only, PS2 only with launch consoles. To expect backwards compatibility from Sony is expecting too much, especially considering how the new backend all works. I have a PS2 or three still. Not sure why, It's not like I'm gonna go back and play those older games. It's only those that cheaped out and missed out that care.
And actually, I expect the cost of this console to greatly reflect the pricing of those that upgrade their phones yearly. $399. It could be more, but I expect that Sony will take a loss on launch unit as they always have, just to get them in people's living rooms. Phones need big back-end upgrades too, and they charge monthly for it..to the tune of $60 a month or so for most. Oh look..games cost $60...
Well I know a few people who like backwards compatibility. Like you said I personally wouldn't care myself BUT I do know there are people out there that do. Hell I know my wife wouldn't let me get a WiiU if it couldn't play all the old games we spent money on........women just don't get it. They are all about budgeting and making sense....NOOBS
I might get a PS3 now so I can play some of those exclusives I've always wanted too like Killzone, Ratchet and Clank etc.