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"Few Users Really Use [backwards compatibility]"

At least that's what Sony UK boss Ray Maguire thinks.

"So it was a big decision," he said of facility's removal, "and we know it is a very emotive subject as lots of people think that backwards compatibility is high on the agenda and yet few really use it."

Commenting on today's news of the new 40GB PS3 model, he felt that now that there are more games out for the Playstation 3 (and even more in the near-future) that backwards compatibility is less important than when the PS3 launched.

"As we come to our first Christmas with the PlayStation 3 there's going to be about 65 games in the marketplace, so we feel now that there's sufficient choice in the marketplace and that we're still better off using that money that we'd put into backwards compatibility in either investing in new games or using that money to help support bringing the price down so that people can get into the franchise"

So because there are going to be a "decent" amount of games to choose from, that means a gamer isn't going to want to play any PS2 games on their PS3, which by the way STILL has games coming out for it? It sure sounds that way.

(quotes via Eurogamer)
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About Anarpisone of us since 11:47 AM on 09.11.2007