Both Nintendo and Sony are creating miniaturized versions of their first-ever consoles. Should Microsoft do the same for Xbox users?
I don’t see why Microsoft would since Xbox One can naturally play a lot of Xbox games
Speaking of which, hopefully they speed up the process of adding newer titles. I know it's not a priority in the grand scheme of things but finding Xbox games in the wild and realizing they're compatible is a great feeling.
Selling old hardware with limited functionality and a small range of games for a high price? Good god no.
Interesting, but no, and for two reasons: First, the original Xbox isn't old enough to warrant that, at least in my opinion. And lastly, backwards compatibility is, as I see it, one of their aces that separates them from their competitors. I mean, neither of the other two can play the actual older gen game on their system, so why try to ruin that? There really is no need to split up what they're trying to establish with their backlog.
why would they? You can buy a wirless xbox duke controller and play og xbox games through backwards conpatibility.
Damn that's a butt-ugly controller
No seems pointless as game size was about 4.5gb each title any internal storage would fill up quick pushing the system into expensive territory because of a larger internal drive
No. That bandwagon has already been jumped upon once.
Once? That's very selective memory.
Nintendo did it and then Sony did. How far back am I supposed to be remembering?
Maybe more than just two years? xD
I’m only interested in classic consoles from Nintendo or Sega. I couldn’t careless about mini consoles from other companies.
Wouldn't work considering they don't have a memorable console from that period.
That gen was one arguably the best gen for video games ever. All three major consoles were amazing in what they had to offer, like PS2 being an affordable DVD player with a great library, and Nintendo's stellar first party library, alongside Capcom's offerings. The Xbox was niche, for sure, but set a standard for what people expect from home consoles today. It had internal storage. It ran on PC architecture. Xbox Live changed the industry. Before Halo 2 there was no such thing as console matchmaking. In terms of power it ran circles around the PS2 and Gamecube, even though those were both amazing consoles in their own right. Xbox even had a decent line of console exclusives, like multiple Sega games, Project Gotham Racing, Morrowind, Doom 3, obviously Halo, Ninja Gaiden Black, KOTOR, Fable, Jade Empire, Shenmue II, Splinter Cell(way better than other versions), Chronicles of Riddick...I loved my Xbox lol. Sorry if you missed out.
They already have a XBOX CLASSIC its called XBOX ONE :D :D :D ok kidding!!!! but had to.... nah I do not think they need to do this yet... until Big N or Sony make a GameCube or PS2 classic then no need yet
No just have more 360 & OG Xbox games on BC, honestly both Sony and Ninty should be copying MS in this instance.
I don’t think they need to do this. If you want to play classic games, just get an X1 which is much more convenient.
Why would they do that when all some people will say is that they're just copying others
No need. Xbox One owners can create their own classic Xbox by using the BC option of the Xbox One. And that collection is not limited to a selction that Sony is making for the PS retro device. Rather X1 owners can choose from a growing list of original Xbox games and not locked into Sony's minimal list of 20 games on the PS Classic or Nintendo's somewhat larger list of 40 that locks down their retro console gaming experience. Even without having the X1's BC option the original Xbox is not nearly as old as the Sony PS (1995 US PS vs 2001 US XBox) or anywhere near the age of Nintendo's retro device. Maybe in 6 years there may be some crazy desire to collect a retro Xbox box, just not now.
I prefer backwards compatibility over retro consoles anyday
No honestly ps1/n64 is where these should stop at least for 5 years or so. I would be down for it when the Xbox/ps2/gamecube are actually retro.
I still have a GC, Xbox and a PS2 lol. I don't even use them. Can run GC backups on the modded Wii, BC on the Xbox One, and PS2 emulation works just fine. Cant bring myself to sell them though, too many good memories.
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