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Can we play PS3 games on PS4 on disc or downloaded

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Re: CAN we play ps3 games on ps4 on disc or downloaded

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This question has been answered many many times.  The answer is no, sorry.  The PS4 is not backwards compatible.

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Re: CAN we play ps3 games on ps4 on disc or downloaded

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Why are we still getting these kinds of questions? Simple Google search would do just fine.

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Re: CAN we play ps3 games on ps4 on disc or downloaded

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Welcome to the Playstation Forums.

 

Your quest for knowledge should begin here:

 

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/30/ps4-the-ultimate-faq-north-america/#sect1

 

Greatness awaits! 




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Re: CAN we play ps3 games on ps4 on disc or downloaded

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Xbox One isn't Backwards Compatible either and it's because it and the PS4 use a different architecture from the PS3 and 360.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/21/4350662/new-xbox-has-no-backwards-compatibilty

 

Sony is going to provide a solution though next year through Gaikai, being able to stream the PlayStation catalog ala like Netflix for games. No downloads necessary, just pick the game and instantly play.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/130132-PS4-Gaikai-Streaming-Service-Set-for-NA-in-2014

 

Here's the whole spiel...

 

Backwards Compatibility Concern | Why 1 | Why 2 | Solution Next Year

 

PSN Games purchases possible to be played in the future of PS4 

The Last of Us, Journey, Uncharted 3 streaming fine through Gaikai

Gaikai Services spread to other devices in the Future 

 

Now Xbox One was going to try to do the same but Microsoft thinks backwards compatibility is not worth chasing after...

http://www.polygon.com/2013/5/22/4355984/xbox-one-backward-compatibility-backwards-thinking-don-matt...

 

....at least right now...

http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/8/5079554/xbox-one-backwards-compatibility-problematic

 

Take note that there is the Upgrade program for a select few games: AC4 Black Flag , COD Ghosts, Battlefield 4, and Injustice Gods Amongst Us Ultimate Edition. The program allows you to upgrade your PS3 copy to the PS4 copy for $10 (voucher inside case, must keep CD for authentication purposes due to license).

 

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/09/19/how-to-upgrade-select-ps3-games-to-their-ps4-versions/

 

Madden 25 falls under the PS3 => PS4 $10 Upgrade program, alternately though.

http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl/news-updates-gameplay/article/next-gen-rewards

 

And Final Fantasy 14 will upgrade your PS3 copy to PS4 along with your account and stats free.

http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/09/09/final-fantasy-xiv-ps3-players-will-upgrade-to-ps4-version-for...

 

Select digital titles bought off the PSN store can be downloaded to the PS4 for free due to Cross-buy. If you bought the games for PS3 already, you can download them for PS4 and Vita version as well for free in other words, these include: Flower, Flow, Sound Shapes, and Escape Plan.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/16/flower-flow-sound-shapes-escape-plan-coming-to-ps4/

 

Tomb Raider, the 2013 reboot for PS3, is coming to PS4 in a definitive edition next month in case you liked that title and want to see it in 1080p with highest settings on next gen.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/12/07/tomb-raider-definitive-edition-detailed-on-ps4-january-28t...

 

While many see the convenience in backwards compatibility, there's reasons why it's not in the next gen console and only a small percentage even used it on PS3. Would it be great if they did have it, yes (I'm not saying it shouldn't be there, it just isn't for either companies). Did they add BC, no due to the architecture differences and possible added cost.

 

Take Two doesn't think there should be a mass outrage over this and so far there hasn't due to the majority of PS4 owners still own a PS3 or were definitely ready to move on.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/take-two-ceo-i-don-t-think-backwards-compatibility-affects-consumer...

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Re: CAN we play ps3 games on ps4 on disc or downloaded

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RxVenomFox12 wrote:

Why are we still getting these kinds of questions? Simple Google search would do just fine.


Because people are retarded.

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No, this is common knowledge, also for your next question, no you cannot increase your wifi signal by buying a newer tv.

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Superstahl99 wrote:

 

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No, this is common knowledge, also for your next question, no you cannot increase your wifi signal by buying a newer tv.


Do people actually believe this?

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SVVzeroR wrote:

Superstahl99 wrote:

 

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No, this is common knowledge, also for your next question, no you cannot increase your wifi signal by buying a newer tv.


Do people actually believe this?


There was a certain someone who posted such a question yesterday..Smiley Happy

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