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Microsoft pokes fun at Sony for PlayStation Classic

Sony's console rival brings up backwards compatibility.

  • Text: Jonas Mäki

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It was just last year that Sony's global sales chief Jim Ryan said to Time that the company did not want backwards compatibility, as he claimed very few people use it. He even went as far as saying:

"I was at a Gran Turismo event recently where they had PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 games, and the PS1 and the PS2 games, they looked ancient, like why would anybody play this?"

Let's hope for Sony's sake that people actually want to play these old games, since they revealed the PlayStation Classic yesterday, a smaller console looking like the original PlayStation with 20 built-in games being launched in December.

Microsoft is now the only major console maker that doesn't offer a smaller version of an old console with built-in games then, but it doesn't seem to be bothering them, as they took to Twitter to poke fun at Sony with the following message:

"Play 500+ Classic Xbox & Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One today... totally for free ✌️ (psst, some of them are Xbox One X Enhanced as well)"

Would you like a miniature Xbox console, or is backwards compatibility the way to go?