PS4 Backwards Compatibility Explained

.Having to keep your old hardware around to play your favorite games is always a sore spot for gamers. PS4 users don’t have to. They can enjoy some classic titles from the PS2 and PS3 through Sony’s own makeshift PS4 Backwards Compatibility features.

The PS4 doesn’t explicitly have a backwards compatibility program at all. At least, not in the same sense as we’re used to seeing from other consoles like the Xbox One and Wii U. Old video games are available for gamers to purchase through the PlayStation Store. Those that aren’t available for sale are a part of the console’s game streaming service, PlayStation Now.

Here’s what you need to know about these two features so that you can enjoy old games on your PS4 as if there is a formal PS4 Backwards Compatibility program.

PS4 Backwards Compatibility: Sony PlayStation Now

There’s no PS4 Backwards Compatibility program, but at least we know why. Sony was up front about its plans for old games at the console’s launch. Instead of adding hardware inside the PS4 to allow it to play old games, the company created PlayStation Now.

Read: PlayStation Now Subscriptions: 5 Things You Need to Know

PlayStation Now is a streaming service that allows you to purchase access to games without purchasing the game itself. Sony’s servers and your high-speed internet connection handle all the heavy lifting. There are no discs involved. You don’t even have to get off the couch to purchase your favorite older games in store. Your PS4 becomes a streaming box that relays footage from PlayStation Network to your television set.

PlayStation Now costs money. That’s why it’s not as well-known as Microsoft’s Xbox Backwards Compatibility Program. It’s not included with a PlayStation Plus subscription at all. The service has hourly, daily and monthly rental rates per game. To get the most out of it, gamers should try the $20 monthly payment option that gets them access to lots of games.

PS4 Backwards Compatibility: PS2 Emulator for PS4

A PS2 emulator introduced after PS4 launched offers gamers a way to play some classic games on their console. Because there’s an emulator involved, there’s no need for a constant internet connection like there is with PlayStation Now. More importantly, you don’t have to keep paying for access to these PS2 games. Once you buy them, they are yours to keep and play for as long as you want.

Unfortunately, you don’t get access to these games without spending any money at all. They start at $9.99 through the PlayStation Store. Even if you own a physical copy of the game already, you’ll need to buy the PS4 compatible version again. These games have received some upgrades. They support high-definition displays, Share Play, streaming over Twitch, Trophies and Remote Play.

PS4 Backwards Compatibility: Games on the PS4 with PlayStation Now Subscription

These games are available for streaming when users have a PlayStation Now subscription. Sony works with publishers to expand this line-up of games regularly.

  • Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations
  • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
  • Air Conflicts – Secret Wars
  • Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers
  • Air Conflicts: Vietnam
  • Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed
  • Alien Rage
  • Alien Spidy
  • All Zombies Must Die!
  • Alone in the Dark: Inferno
  • Alpha Protocol
  • Anarchy: Rush Hour
  • Anna Extended Edition
  • Anomaly Warzone Earth
  • Aqua Panic!
  • Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star (new)
  • Arcana Heart 3
  • Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!
  • Arcania – The Complete Tale
  • Armageddon Riders
  • Asura’s Wrath
  • Atelier Ayesha
  • Atelier Escha & Logy
  • Atelier Rorona Plus

B

  • Back to Bed
  • Back to the Future™: Episode 1 – It’s About Time
  • Barbie and Her Sisters Puppy Rescue
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Battle Fantasia
  • BATTLE OF TILES EX
  • Battle Princess of Arcadias
  • Bellator MMA Onslaught
  • Bentley’s Hackpack
  • BEYOND: Two Souls with Advanced Experiments DLC
  • Big Sky: Infinity
  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed
  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2
  • Bioshock
  • BioShock 2
  • BioShock Infinite
  • BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  • Bladestorm: Nightmare
  • Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War (new)
  • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
  • BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma
  • BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
  • BlazeRush
  • Blood Knights
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal
  • Bodycount
  • Bomberman Ultra
  • Borderlands: Ultimate Edition
  • Borderlands 2
  • Borderlands The Pre-sequel
  • Bound by Flame
  • Braid
  • Burn Zombie Burn: The Diarrhea Bundle

C

  • Capcom Arcade Cabinet: All-in-One-Pack
  • Castlevania Harmony of Despair
  • Catherine
  • Cel Damage HD
  • Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer (new)
  • Chime Super Deluxe
  • Choplifter HD
  • Class of Heroes 2G
  • Comet Crash Bionic Bundle
  • Contrast
  • Costume Quest 2
  • Counter Spy
  • Crash Commando
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Crimsonland
  • Critter Crunch
  • Cuboid Ultimate Bundle

D

  • Damnation
  • Dark Souls 2
  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin
  • Dark Void
  • Darksiders
  • Darksiders II
  • Darkstalkers Resurrection
  • de Blob 2
  • Dead Island
  • Dead Island Riptide
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
  • Dead Rising 2
  • Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
  • Dead to Rights: Retribution
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • Deadliest Warrior: The Game
  • Death Track: Resurrection
  • Deception: Nightmare Princess IV
  • Deception IV: Blood Ties
  • Derrick the Deathfin
  • Detuned
  • Devil May Cry 4
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection
  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
  • Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
  • Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
  • Divekick
  • Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time
  • Dogfight 1942
  • Doki-Doki Universe
  • Don Bradman Cricket 14
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Dragon Fin Soup
  • Dragon’s Lair
  • Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp
  • Duke Nukem Forever
  • Dynasty Warriors 6
  • Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires
  • Dynasty Warriors 7
  • Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires
  • Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends
  • Dynasty Warriors 8
  • Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce

E

  • Earth Defense Force 2025
  • Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
  • Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard
  • Eat Them!
  • Echochrome
  • El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
  • Elefunk
  • Enemy Front
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • Entwined
  • Escape Dead Island
  • Eternal Sonata
  • Ethan: Meteor Hunter
  • Eufloria
  • Everyday Shooter

F

  • F.E.A.R. (Campaign Mode)
  • F1 2013
  • F1 2014
  • F1 RACE STARS
  • Faery: Legends of Avalon
  • Falling Skies
  • Farming Simulator
  • Farming Simulator 15
  • Fat Princess
  • Final Exam
  • Final Fight: Double Impact
  • fLOW
  • Flower
  • Frogger Returns
  • Fuel Overdose

G

  • Galaga Legions DX
  • Game of Thrones Ep 1 & Ep 2 Bundle
  • Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
  • Go! Puzzle
  • God of War HD
  • God of War II
  • God of War III
  • God of War: Ascension
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • God of War: Ghosts of Sparta
  • GO! Sports Ski
  • Gravity Crash
  • Greg Hastings Paintball 2
  • Grid 2
  • Grid Autosport
  • Guacamelee!
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

H

  • Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi
  • Hamilton’s Great Adventure
  • Hamsterball
  • Handball 16
  • Heavenly Sword
  • Heavy Fire: Afghanistan
  • Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear
  • Heavy Rain – with The Taxidermist DLC
  • Hoard
  • Hohokum
  • Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Hunter’s Trophy 2: America
  • Hunter’s Trophy 2: Australia
  • Hustle Kings

I

  • ibb & obb
  • ICO
  • inFAMOUS
  • inFAMOUS 2
  • inFAMOUS: Festival Of Blood
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos
  • Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom

J

  • Jeopardy
  • Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
  • Jetpack Joyride Deluxe
  • Jimmie Johnson’s Anything with an Engine
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie
  • Journey
  • Judge Dee – The City God Case
  • Jurassic Park: The Game

K

  • Karateka
  • Katamari Forever
  • Killzone 2
  • Killzone 3
  • Killzone HD
  • King Oddball
  • Knytt Underground
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends
  • Kung Fu Rabbit

L

  • Le Tour de France™ – Season 2014
  • Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West
  • Legasista
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • LEGO Batman: The Videogame
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  • Lemmings
  • Linger in Shadows
  • LocoRoco Cocoreccho!
  • Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut
  • Lost Planet 2
  • Lost Planet 3
  • Lost Planet: Extreme Edition
  • LUMINES Supernova

M

  • Machinarium
  • Mafia II
  • Magic Orbz
  • Magrunner: Dark Pulse
  • Magus
  • Mahjong Tales™: Ancient Wisdom
  • Mamorukun Curse!
  • Mars: War Logs
  • Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign
  • Matt Hazard: Blood Bath & Beyond
  • Mega Man 9
  • Mega Man 10
  • Mercury HG
  • Metro: Last Light – Complete Edition
  • Monster High: New Ghoul in School
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Moto GP 13
  • Motorcycle Club
  • Motorstorm RC Complete Edition
  • MotorStorm: Apocalypse
  • MouseCraft
  • MX vs. ATV Alive
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex
  • MX vs. ATV Supercross
  • MX vs. ATV: Untamed

N

  • Namco Museum Essentials
  • Narco Terror
  • NBA 2K14
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Nights Into Dreams
  • Ninja Gaiden 3 (new)
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
  • Nitro+ Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence (new)
  • Numblast

O

  • Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD
  • Of Orcs and Men™
  • Okabu
  • OlliOlli
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River
  • Order Up!!
  • Overlord 2
  • Overlord: Raising Hell

P

  • PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
  • Painkiller: Hell & Damnation
  • Papo & Yo
  • Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode 1
  • Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode 2
  • PID (Peculiar Destination)
  • PixelJunk Eden
  • PixelJunk Eden Encore
  • PixelJunk Monsters
  • PixelJunk Monsters Encore
  • PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap
  • PixelJunk Shooter
  • PixelJunk Shooter 2
  • PixelJunk Sidescroller
  • Piyotama
  • Planet Minigolf
  • Planets Under Attack
  • Poker Night 2
  • Port Royale 3: Gold
  • Proteus
  • Puppeteer
  • Pure Chess
  • Puzzle Agent

Q

  • Q*Bert: Rebooted
  • Quantum Theory (new)

R

  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic (Single Player Only)
  • Ragnarok Odyssey Ace
  • Raiden IV Overkill
  • Rain
  • Rainbow Moon
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
  • Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
  • Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault
  • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
  • Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty
  • Realms of Ancient War
  • Record of Agarest War
  • Record of Agarest War 2
  • Record of Agarest War Zero
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
  • Red Faction Battlegrounds
  • Red Faction: Guerilla
  • Red Johnson’s Chronicles: One Against All
  • Red Johson’s Chronicles
  • Renegade Ops
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Resident Evil Code Veronica X HD
  • Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City
  • Resident Evil Revelations
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Complete Season
  • Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles HD
  • Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles HD
  • Resistance 3
  • Retro City Rampage DX
  • Retrograde
  • Ricochet HD
  • Rio
  • Rise of the Argonauts
  • Risen 3: Titan Lords – Complete Edition
  • Rocket Knight
  • Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken
  • Rotastic
  • Rugby 15
  • Rugby World Cup 2015
  • Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny

S

  • Sacred 3: Gold Edition
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Saints Row 2
  • Saints Row IV
  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
  • Sam & Max The Devil’s Playhouse
  • Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space
  • Samurai Showdown
  • Samurai Warriors 4 (new)
  • Savage Moon
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Shatter
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution
  • Silent Hill HD Collection
  • Siren: Blood Curse Episodes 1-12
  • Skullgirls Encore
  • Sky Dive: Proximity Flight
  • Sky Fighter
  • Slender: The Arrival
  • Sly Cooper Collection
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
  • Smash Cars
  • Snakeball
  • Sniper Elite V2
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
  • Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype
  • Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic Generations
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II
  • Sound Shapes
  • Space Ace
  • Sparkle 2
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • Spelunker HD
  • Spelunky
  • StarDrone
  • Starhawk
  • Star Raiders
  • Starwhal
  • Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark
  • Stick it to the Man
  • Street Fighter 3 Third-Strike Online Edition
  • Strider
  • Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People
  • Super Mega Baseball
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
  • Super Stacker Party
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
  • Swarm
  • Syberia
  • Syberia II

T

  • Tales from Space: About a Blob
  • Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
  • Tales from the Borderlands: Episodes 1 & 2
  • Tales Of Monkey Island
  • Tales of Zestiria
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Tennis in the Face
  • The Awakened Fate Ultimatum
  • THE BACONING
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
  • The Darkness
  • The Darkness 2
  • The Guided Fate Paradox
  • The House of the Dead 3
  • The House of the Dead 4
  • The House of the Dead Overkill Extended Cut
  • The King of Fighters XIII
  • The Last Guy
  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
  • The LEGO Movie Videogame
  • The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief
  • The Swapper
  • The UnderGarden™
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two: Episodes 1 & 2
  • The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • Thomas was Alone
  • Titan Attacks!
  • Tokyo Jungle
  • Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters
  • Tomb Raider Game of the Year Edition
  • Toy Home
  • Tour de France 2015
  • Toybox Turbos
  • Trash Panic
  • Trine
  • Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll
  • Truck Racer
  • Twisted Metal

U

  • Ultra Street Fighter IV
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Game of the Year Edition
  • Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late
  • Urban Trial FreeStyle

V

  • Velocity Ultra
  • Vessel
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
  • Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign

W

  • Wakeboarding HD
  • Warhawk
  • Warlords
  • Warriors: Legends of Troy (new)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 (new)
  • Way of the Samurai 3
  • Way of the Samurai 4
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • When Vikings Attack
  • White Knight Chronicles
  • Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls
  • WRC 4: FIA World Rally Championship
  • WRC 5: FIA World Rally Championship
  • WWE 2K15 (Single Player Only)

X

  • XBLAZE Code: Embryo
  • XCOM: Enemy Within

Y

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (new)

Z

  • Zack Zero
  • Zen Pinball 2: Zen Pinball Classics
  • Zeno Clash II
  • Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge

 

PS4 Backwards Compatibility: PS2 Games on the PS4

Here are the games that you can download to your console and play using the PS2 emulator for PS4. Gotta Be Mobile will continue to expand on this list as Sony fills out its library.

  • ADK Damashii (Coming)
  • Alter Echo (Coming)
  • Ape Escape 2
  • Ape Escape 3 (Coming)
  • Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
  • Bully
  • Dark Chronicle
  • Dark Cloud
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Destroy All Humans! 2
  • Fahrenheit
  • FantaVision
  • Fu’un Super Combo
  • Grand Theft Auto 3
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life (Coming)
  • Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland (Coming)
  • Hot Shots Tennis
  • Kinectica
  • The King of Fighters 2000
  • Legia 2: Duel Saga (Coming)
  • Manhunt
  • The Mark of Kri
  • Max Payne
  • Metal Slug Anthology
  • MX vs. ATV Unleashed (Coming)
  • MX vs ATV Untamed (Coming)
  • Okage: Shadow King
  • Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory (Coming)
  • PaRappa the Rapper 2
  • Primal
  • Psychonauts
  • Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
  • Red Dead Revolver
  • Red Faction
  • Red Faction 2 (Coming)
  • Rise of the Kassai
  • Rogue Galaxy
  • Samurai Galaxy
  • Samurai Shodown VI
  • Siren
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
  • Star Wars: Racer Revenge
  • Stuntman: Ignition (Coming)
  • Summoner (Coming)
  • Summoner 2 (Coming)
  • Twisted Metal: Black
  • War of the Monsters
  • The Warriors
  • Wild Arms 3

Sony is always working to add more PS2 games to this list. Each is available for purchase within the PlayStation Network Store.

Good luck with your PS4. Though it’s a little complicated, there’s a lot to like about the way the PS4 Backwards Compatibility works.

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  2. Franco

    06/28/2016 at 4:00 am

    I am thinking about buying a new console. Your article convinced me that i should buy an Xbox One. Sony does it again trying to get money from you for games that you already own !

    Reply

    • Christopher Brayden

      03/05/2017 at 5:35 am

      I suggest you to build your own Gaming PC instead of buying an other crap. Consoles are full of crap all the time you need to buy a DVD of a newly released game. I personally switched to the Gaming PC from Xbox One, Check the details here:

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  3. Erik

    06/28/2016 at 2:32 pm

    its a rip off i already have the game but now i have to pay 20 dollars to play it each mounth.

    Reply

  4. Ken

    06/30/2016 at 12:43 pm

    I’ll continue playing my PS2 and PS3 games on my 1st generation PS3’s ( i have my original 60GB full backward compatible model and one another 60GB I picked up at GameStop for $129 2 years ago.) I would have already bought a PS4 if they had included software backward compatibility for PS3/PS2/PS1 games. The 2nd generation cost reduced PS’3 did it that way for FREE, so why make you buy it again for use on a PS4? I was angry when the 3rd generation Slim PS3 got rid of backward compatibility, I never thought they would be so dumb as to do that again on the PS4.
    My next console will be an XBox now. Sony has given me no reason to stay loyal to them, No real backward compatibility and no free online play = no reason to buy a PS4 instead of an XBox One.

    Reply

  5. Speed

    07/11/2016 at 3:01 am

    Sony you are going the wrong way. Your fans where with you because you where with us,consumer friendly and we loved you for that. We want backward compatibility,don’t be money hungry like you know who.

    Reply

  6. Alex

    08/05/2016 at 5:52 pm

    I bought a PS4 a year ago. My PS3 died long time ago and now I have a large collection of PS3 games waiting for nothing. I really want to play my games again, but unfortunately I can’t. PS now! Ha, they are very smart, more money for them. I will not pay more money for them. My worst mistake was to buy a PS4.

    Reply

    • Austin Luna

      08/08/2016 at 7:54 pm

      Well, Alex, i can’t blame you there. The architecture was specifically for the PS4 and nothing else. Plus it has no support for CD playback. And also…. you gotta have really good internet to play the games from the PS Now and my internet sucks. So I can’t use PS Now.

      Reply

  7. paperchase

    11/25/2016 at 11:12 am

    RIDICULOUS. If Microsoft can make an Xbox 360 emulator for its new system, and provide it free-of-charge, then Sony should be able to make a PS3 emulator for its new system. These systems are not that different from one another (AMD APUs).

    The REAL reason Sony does not provide a free emulator is because they see a giant opportunity to make an extra $5 per old game. Like a politician, they want to suck more money from your wallet
    .

    Reply

  8. Rodney Stephenson

    12/06/2016 at 12:59 am

    I agree totally I have a very large collection pf PS3 games and now have to keep my original console to play them on. I “was” a very loyal fan of PlayStation and also own the first generation, backward compatible, PS3. They are definitely losing me as a customer. I will be purchasing a Xbox 1s now. I still have to replace my favorite games if I want to play them on the Xbox. I do have many games that are on the list of compatible games for the Xbox. But my favorite games I only have for the PS3. Bottom-line I also agree that Sony is just doing this to be greedy as if the games and console weren’t expensive enough as is. It is 100% BS, bye-bye Sony, hello Microsoft. Just my 2 cents worth.

    Rodney S.
    Rodney

    Reply

  9. s_welch

    02/05/2017 at 10:13 pm

  10. Doug Ross

    03/03/2017 at 6:34 pm

    If a major company like Adobe can be backward compatible then no other company can have a reason not to be. It makes no sense to have a product that will never use the games that made it popular. If you want to build a customer base that will stay with you for life then backward compatible consoles are the way to go. No hidden charges or catches. If a game is so popular then re-release it with up grades to take advantage of the newer graphics ect. Being able to put any game from earlier versions into the new console and then play them makes perfect sense and keeps the customer base happy and committed to buying your consoles in the future. All consoles eventually break and die, but with the backward compatible guarantee for life your customers will always buy your consoles. If you want to make a lot of money this approach makes sense. If you are short sighted and greedy then I look forward to your demise as a company. Customers want a partnership with companies they can trust, break that trust at your peril, once the customer decides that the SONY brand name means nothing all your products will be avoided. Soon you will be bankrupt and out of a job. Congratulations on your stupidity.

    Reply

  11. Maximo II Supreme Rabbit

    04/05/2017 at 6:52 am

    Because companies like Sony put up road blocks and act like bandits we have the moral obligation to break through their DRM systems for our friends and family! All their walled content is to be scattered to the winds free to be enjoyed by all good citizens. Enjoy emulation on PC’s and Mobile devices!

    Reply

  12. JasonShekleton

    04/18/2017 at 12:30 pm

    yes PS4 might not be able to support backward compatibility and isn’t exactly built for it, that’s fair enough, BUT Microsoft announced they where doing backwards compatibility and had discussions with Sony regarding this, this was before the PS4 Slim and the PS4 PRO was released. so Sony then turn around and say “no we will not be making our console backward compatibility” “It would need a big investment” “it would also take time to do”. yes they statements are correct it would involve rebuilding the console to work like that, yes it would take money to make it work, yes it would take time, BUT for a company that’s worth 72.3 Billion im sure taking a very small hit on money and time to make something that fans of sony are asking for is worth It would you not say?. its not as if we are asking for a brand new console 3 years early from the normal 6 years release dates, we are asking to go back and play our favourite games from back in the day, like Call of duty Black Ops 2, theres a fan favourite game right there. this is a massive selling point in the gaming community, its going to lead sony to having a lot of losses, wouldn’t say bankrupt like some of the people on here, the have a good few successful revenues including phones, TV’s , speakers etc. they wouldn’t go down but they would take a massive loss and that’s something they need to take in to account, don’t get me started on PlayStation now, that is a joke, we pay for a console, we pay for a subscription to play online (ps plus, which is fair enough if you look at the pros to the cons) then they have the cheek to ask us to pay for an service that in my eyes is s**t, there really taking the piss with it and they need to listen to the fans, the fans that actually made there business so big and successful and not try and take more money!

    Reply

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