Friday, January 7, 2011

Now That 2011 Is Here Will Xbox And Playstation Allow Old Console Games To Be Played On 360 & PS3?

2011 is finally here.  Being how our "next gen consoles" aren't so next gen anymore, the question arises on when if ever Xbox and Playstation will update the systems to allow Xbox original and PS2 games to run on the 360 and PS3.

Lucky PS3 owners when the system first launched were lucky enough to have first gen consoles that did in fact allow the PS3 to play the old PS2 games.  For whatever reason (we speculate it hurt PS2 sales which at the time were still good) they decided to pull the plug and eventually took the feature away.

Almost the same goes for the Xbox 360.  Some of the early consoles played the previous Xbox games and also for some strange reason, they took it away.

We understand why Sony and Microsoft would do such a thing 4 or 5 years ago.  The thing is, the PS2 sales and the Xbox [original] sales are not what they used to be if even existent.  We think it is time to update the consoles to regain this which would be a highly popular feature.  Both the PS3 and the 360 can easily accomplish this.  Will this ever happen?  We honestly do not know.  Both systems have dipped into the previous console gaming market and allowed certain released for download via XBL or PSN.  Which is cool and all but the selection is very limited.  Allowing the consoles to regain the access to play the older games would most likely regain interest in those old games that gamers loved and grew up playing.

Do you see this ever happening?  Maybe, maybe not.  But it doesn't hurt to dream.

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