Poll Results: How Important is Backwards Compatibility to You?

In last week's poll we asked you "How important is backwards compatibility to you?" It turns out that it is not an important factor to a majority of our readers – or at least it's not a "deal breaker." 620 people voted in last week's poll and of those 620 votes, only 32 percent (or 196 votes) said that they would not buy a new console if it didn't offer backwards compatibility. Another 13 percent (79 votes) said that they did not care if backwards compatibility was there or not.

The lion's share of votes – 56 percent (or 345 votes) said that backwards compatibility was valuable but not a deal breaker. In other words, it would be nice if it was included but if it wasn't you'd likely still buy a new console.

The poll is directly related to Sony's announcement that PS One, PS2, and PS3 games would not be playable on the PlayStation 4 when it is released at the end of the year, nor any games purchased via the PlayStation Store for PS3.

Thanks to everyone who participated in last week's poll!


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