- Jun 11, 2020
It doesn't move the needle. It's not a system seller. BC isn't going to decide who wins and who loses this generation. It's a feature that has greatest benefit during the first year, when the game library is limited on new consoles, which also coincides with the time when people who still want to play past-gen games, still have the last iteration of the system.1 Billion hours playing back compat games = no-one cares.
To think of it another way, all that time spent playing old games on the Xbox didn't push it over the top. The significance of this feature has been overemphasized going into every generation, but the conversation each new generation is always dominated by new games built for the new consoles, not old ones. It falls under the category "Nice to have, but not a deal-breaker."