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Poll: Would you buy a PlayStation "Legacy"

Okay, so let's call it, the Play Station Legacy. Imagine it as a console released alongside the PS4 (probably some time after) and it plays PS1, 2 and 3 games. And let's say it was released at the price PS3's/360's are currently going for.
Also assume we're living in the next gen (PS4,361)
Would you buy one?
If not, explain your reasons? Do you have a better idea?
ALSO, this also applies to some theoretical Xbox Legacy, same thing, but for 360 and Xbox games.

So it's basically a PS3 with full backwards compatibility? You know that'd require three independent processors, right?

I mean, yeah I would buy one, but it's not going to happen.

No, I emulate older generations..

It's the only way, as far as I'm concerned.. unless you're a physical collector. Otherwise I enjoy keeping, and sharing game libraries.

I am not a fan of "Classic" re-releases where they make no effort other than re-selling it for an undeserving price. In my opinion, +15 year generations should have their entire libraries released in their respective online stores, entirely free.

Only if it's cheap.

ResonanceSD:
So it's basically a PS3 with full backwards compatibility? You know that'd require three independent processors, right?

I mean, yeah I would buy one, but it's not going to happen.

Why 3 processors? The PS3 already plays PS1 games, so you'd only need a single additional processor for the PS2. Essentially you'd just need a launch PS3 to have full backward compatibility wouldn't you?

Considering I already own a PS2 and PS3, it wouldn't be worth it. If my dream came true and Sony released a PS4 with full backwards compatibility, HELL YES, even if it cost a lot extra. But if my PS2/3 broke down in the future I would definitely invest in this hypothetical "Legacy," so I voted "Only if..."

All my PS2 disks are all scratched up and non-functioning so it would basically be so I could continue playing PS3 games.

With that in mind 1)It would need to be cheaper by a bit than a PS3

and 2)There's the issue of usability. When we first got the PS3 we assumed we'd be using our PS2 for our PS2 games but it quickly turned out that if we were going to have to fiddle around with wires and spacing before playing a game, in practical use we'd stick to the PS3. So it would need to be small enough to fit comfortably in a space with the second console and it would need to come with the right wires to have both plugged in at the same time.

(Also 3) Sony would have to have made no real progress with the idea of streaming PS2/PS3 games onto a PS4)

I know 2 is easily fixable but in my experience it only takes small niggles before we don't bother. Thats sort of why consoles exist in the first place, no messing around with user settings and editing ini's to get it running, can be used on a sofa. Small things that shouldn't matter but actually do

Dirty Hipsters:

ResonanceSD:
So it's basically a PS3 with full backwards compatibility? You know that'd require three independent processors, right?

I mean, yeah I would buy one, but it's not going to happen.

Why 3 processors? The PS3 already plays PS1 games, so you'd only need a single additional processor for the PS2. Essentially you'd just need a launch PS3 to have full backward compatibility wouldn't you?

Well no, because the Backwards compatibility brought by the PS3 Emulating a PS1 was complete arse.

I have a PS3 and PS2, so I'm pretty much covered. I have multiple ps1s too, I just never use them. I find them at garage sales for $5 and can't pass them up...

Shuu:
Okay, so let's call it, the Play Station Legacy. Imagine it as a console released alongside the PS4 (probably some time after) and it plays PS1, 2 and 3 games.

So...An original PS3? I already had one of those. Still would if it didn't die.

Yes, yes I would. I would love to have a launch PS3 in new condition.

Yes. BC PS3's are expensive, limited, and break easier. I'd buy a few and stockpile them.

No. However I do think Sony should upgrade it's PS+ model. My idea is that it'll have multiple subscriptions with that will give you a different amount of games to choose from. So very roughly 10 per year will get you 10 PS1 games 5 PS2 games and 3 PS3 games. 25 will get you 20 PS1, 10 PS2 and 8 PS3. 40 will get you unlimited PS1 and 2 and 12 PS3. IMO it'd be a good idea, especially if they have most or all the games up and you can choose the games you want.

Well, I've got a BC PS3, so I have no need for a PS 'Legacy'.

Though I suppose I'd buy it if my PS3 were to crap out on me.

Yes, if they allowed you to download games as well as having original disc copies. There's plenty of games I'd want to play or try again, and that sort of console would encourage worthwhile re-releases.

If I did it would only be for the Blu-ray & PS3 bits. Both of my older consoles work fine.

No because my PS3 plays PS2 and PSX games already plus my PS2 and PSX still work anyway. Also you can buy a PS2 for next to nothing now anyway so that would leave just PS3 and im pretty sure they will drop sharply in price when next gen is in full swing.

I would! I have a PS2, and unfortuanately have never had a PS3, but I would definitelty have one for the compatability!

I still find PS1 and 2 games I missed the first time, and recently have been purchasing the whole games for demos I enjoyed from my OPM and PSW magazine subscriptions! Having a single console for all 3 platforms would replace my PS2 and make me a happy man... especially if it had full PSN support, the ability to have a massive hard drive and they would still support making downloadable old game ports for it!

I have something like that, actually.

It's called a PS3.

ResonanceSD:

Dirty Hipsters:

ResonanceSD:
So it's basically a PS3 with full backwards compatibility? You know that'd require three independent processors, right?

I mean, yeah I would buy one, but it's not going to happen.

Why 3 processors? The PS3 already plays PS1 games, so you'd only need a single additional processor for the PS2. Essentially you'd just need a launch PS3 to have full backward compatibility wouldn't you?

Well no, because the Backwards compatibility brought by the PS3 Emulating a PS1 was complete arse.

The thing is i can't see any real excuse for emulators being shitty :/ if the hardware is more powerful someone or a team just need to invest the time to get it working.

But that's where it falls flat time = money and if they spend money on getting backwards compatibility working it's not going to yield any real money.

Hence why some of the home brew emulators for PC are so good the people who have made them have sunk a HUGE amount of unpaid time into them to get them to work as well as they do.

Only if my PS3 and PS2 stopped working.

Id rather just have one that played ps2 and psx games on an hd set.

ResonanceSD:
So it's basically a PS3 with full backwards compatibility? You know that'd require three independent processors, right?

I mean, yeah I would buy one, but it's not going to happen.

What? The original run of PS3s were fully backwards compatible. I have one.

OT: I picked "only if..." and that's only if my PS1, PS2 and PS3 all died.

Nah, already have my backwards compatible PS3.

I'd buy one in a decades time, when they're the same price PS2s are now. I like playing older games, sure, but I don't do it as often as newer 'this gen' games. Next gen I will most likely be playing next gen games but if I had something that was cheap, so I could bust out some old school games, all on one platform, then yeah, I'd buy one.

I can already play PS1 & PS2 games on my PC, and I'm sure PS3 will happen within the next year or two, so I would have no reason to buy it.

Nope I would not. I can play PS1 and PS3 games on my PS3. I don't really care about replaying PS2 games (since the games I REALLY wanted ended up coming to PS3 in HD collections anyway)

Im not really all that concerned with Backwards compatibility. If it matters that much, then keep the system that can play it already.

PS3 is my first Sony console and I have had that for almost 4 months so my game library there is very limited. I could buy them used, but then I would have to deal with whatever condition those games might be in at this point. I would rather get the opportunity to download the older games and have them slightly tweaked to be compatible with the hardware of PS4.

 

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