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19. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 13, 2013, 18:56 Retired
Beamer wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 09:58:
Backwards compatibility is just to boost initial sales, though. It tends to be very expensive, and that just means you're either paying more for something you'll use 8-12 months or, worse, getting less power in exchange for a feature you'll only use for 8-12 months.

I own a 360 and PS3. I do not need their capabilities in a new system. It's not like the old ones will magically stop working, though within a few months (8-12 is an overestimation for me, personally) they'll seem antiquated and going back to them will be painful.

By this point almost everyone owns a PS3 and/or 360. Yeah, some will trade them in for a new system, but for many backwards compatibility is something that makes them feel better about a system even if it isn't much used. It gets them to buy something either overpriced or inferior.
It's a ripoff.

Which would be ok, if my PS3 wasn't dead and I wasn't on my 2nd xbox 360. My Genesis, ps2, and NES still work everytime I turn them on.....
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