I am absolutely outraged. Appalled! Another system has chosen to not have Backwards Compatibility. That is completely unacceptable and practically unheard of!
The PlayStation 4 will not be playing copies of previous Playstation games. They make excuse after excuse, but we know better than the developers of the system, am I right!? A Ps3 chip would probably only cost them 3 cents to include, but they have the gall to pretend as if it would be some sort of expense that might raise the price of the system! And software BC....don't get me started! How could they not include software BC? They claim that it's because the hardware architecture is different, but how could that get in the way? We already have emulators running Ps3 on PC at an entire 3 frames per second! How could Sony not get a conflicting design to work on a system AN ENTIRE SINGLE GENERATION after it? And why not Ps1 and Ps2 games? Software emulation would take absolutely no effort! I mean, look at the Xbox 360...all of the original Xbox games could be played on day 1!
Needless to say, this makes Ps4 completely worthless in my eyes. When the Sony Gestapo breaks down my door and takes away my Ps3, what will I even do? It's not like new ps1s were around until 2006, or ps2s through 2012, or anything like that; Once the generation is done, Sony drops console support like a ton of bricks! If my Ps3 dies, ever other ps3 in the world will also be dead and my ps3 games will be paperweights for eternity!
This is really going to get in the way of Sony selling systems. I didn't buy SNES, N64, or Gamecube for this exact reason. Nintendo trying to con us into buying new games with "Super" at the beginning of the title was a sickening tactic. Playing Super Mario 64 at the local electronics retailer left a disgusting taste in my mouth as the realization that I could only play Super Mario World on the system it was intended for boiled in my mind. Luigi's Mansion made me wonder if Luigi was searching for the lost spirits of N64 games and Pikmin was a cruel collection of the drooling, lemming fools that would buy a system without BC.
I can't believe we even have to discuss this subject. Sony is simply wrong. I never have and never will buy a games console that doesn't play old games! SHAME! Shame on you, Sony!