PS3 Firmware 3.0 poll showing Home's Failure…

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While the Playstation 3 does what they can to enhance your experience with the 2.60 Firmware update, by adding a new photo gallery application, DivX 3.11 support, and a few other minor enhancements, a recent poll was released discussing features users wanted to see in the 3.0 firmware.

Compiled from over 4,200 responses to a poll on ps3blog.eu.com, the Firmware 3.0 Roadmap shows what people might say is a level of dissatisfaction among PS3 owners.

Their number one requested video game feature is backwards compatibility. Remember, hardware BC has been removed from newer Playstation 3 models, and is not planned for several current and future models. Now, a whopping 31% of voters want 100% backwards to be implimented via software – which will impossible. 1% of them want improved game launching from within Playstation Home. Maybe they aren’t requesting the feature because they are already anticipating it. But some (myself included) may see this as sort of a negative response to Playstation Home in general.

2 thoughts on “PS3 Firmware 3.0 poll showing Home's Failure…

  1. I don’t own a PS3, but I’ve always wondered why they didn’t allow old games to play in the PS3. Seems to me if you want your fan base to upgrade, then that was a bad move. I also wonder why they keep making an older machine an games for it. So now I don’t have to get a PS3 to keep playing the latest Madden. Seems to me if you stop making the PS2 it only leaves you with the choice of buying a PS3. So does that mean they have a fear that their sales would not convert? Things sure don’t look that great for Sony and their PS3. I’ve done a demo Home at a friends and its not for me, looks like Second Life an when I fire up the game system, I’m wanting to get to gaming as soon as I can. I don’t need to run around a virtual world.

  2. I had a 60 GB PS3 that was hardware BC. I played the one game I wanted to play on the platform and then sold it. Nothing about the PS3 is useful IMO. PAIN was fun but that got old quick. The backwards compatibility was cool but I never used it…

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