"Ask yourself these questions.
Do you still play games from last gen? Do they look, sound, and play too dated, or do you consider some of them classics you want to play again and again? Are some of them fun trips down memory lane whenever you get jaded with this generation's offerings? Or, with so many games now on current generation consoles, are you over the past and chasing the future?
So what of the future?
Microsoft has started slowly releasing some Xbox games as Xbox Originals on Live Marketplace in downloadable form. This shows that Microsoft believes there is still profit to be made in re-releasing older Xbox titles on Marketplace and that gamers still want games from the previous generation.
Apparently Sony also see the potential profit and will eventually get into the act of releasing downloadable PS2 titles on the Playstation Network's Store.
So what do you think? Will profit overrule sense and will past games only be available in downloadable form?
Or perhaps not at all, and you'll need to keep your old console and hope it doesn't die? How important is backwards compatibility to you?"
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