D Man wrote:
I don't get why backwards compatibility is such a big deal. My PS3 can't play my PS2 games...but my PS2 is still hooked up to the TV, sitting right next to the PS3. Unless you want to get ten bucks trading in an old system, what does it matter if a new system plays the old one's games?
Some people want to be able to play those old games forever--even after Sony stops manufacturing the original system.
Sony would probably prefer to charge people to continue playing them via a streaming service.