Playstation 4 will not support the DualShock 3.
Ah well... This isn't surprising, but it would have been nice. It is pretty cool that my Move Controllers will still work on the PS4. I also just noticed that the DS4 did away with the start and select buttons.
But the odds are that the added cost would be less than you could sell a PS3 for on Craigslist.
If not your point stands. But I'd still never have two generations of consoles from the same company hooked up as my home theater set up is already too crowded and out of HDMI ports etc.
From here on out I'll be one (if any) consoles so not being BC kills any chances of me every buying another console at launch since I always lag behind as I don't have the time or interest to keep up with AAA games as they come out.
Thus companies miss out on me paying launch prices for consoles, $60 for new games as I'm lagging behind and buying systms and games after price drops. Where as if there's BC I'll get the new console sooner to play some big AAA game I'm dying got play and thus they end up getting more money from me due to me buying the console sooner (fewer price drops) and buying more full price games due to having the system.
*Shrugs* I have a Top Loading NES, SNES Mini, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, Roku and Dreamcast currently hooked up to my TV. I'm working on my cable management so I can hook up my Genesis and GameCube. That would probably require me to move one of my wireless printers, but whatevs.
I also ran out of HDMI ports with the inclusion of the Wii U. I purchased a splitter and eventually I hope to get a new receiver with 4 HDMI inputs.
I understand the disappointment about a lack of backwards compatibility (I am too), but it had to be done. Sony listened to their developers and they went with a processor that the developers felt comfortable working with and that made the PS4 incompatible with the PS3. [The Wii U only works with Wii games because Nintendo decided to use the same basic architecture and I've yet to use it.]
I know backwards compatibility is a big deal for early adopters, but a year into it I seriously doubt most of those people will really find a need for it and a year and a half into it I can see there being a big enough library for everyone else.