Back for another week, its Facebook Friday! GameOn Host Jeff Johnson reveals your thoughts on the Wii U and this week, we look at backwards compatibility!
I find it it funny how people ignore this and praise defend Sony for not providing backwards compatibility, but I bet money that if the Wii U "didn't" and Sony did then those same people would be making the BIGGEST deal about it and praising Sony for it while bashing Nintendo. Basically, on this site, something is only a problem if its not done by Sony, and okay if it is. I've seen to many people brag about how the PS4 having higher specs makes it a better purchase choice than the Wii U but then say they wouldn't get a Durango if it had higher specs than the PS4.
There is a lot of confusion about BC, and frankly, the topic gets me heated beyond belief. I will say this: there are people who believe BC isn't important to a consumer purchase, and maybe it isn't, but I can say that the convenience certainly isn't something to take lightly. There are people who say that BC wasn't always available, but they've been doing BC for a long time, and it became more prevalent when we moved to a disc based media. With all of the emulation software out there today, it is truly a wonder how BC isn't just a standard anymore. This is especially true when I look at the PS3, which had PS2 compatibility, lost it, and can now play PS2 games via the PSN, but not via the optical discs. It just doesn't make sense. You are right though. Everyone made a big stink about the Wii U having to go into a new channel to play Wii games, but the PS4 is talking about no BC at all, and the PSN titles not transferring over. It's all very frustrating.
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