GameStop praises Xbox One backwards compatibility support

GameStop can't get behind Microsoft enough with their decision to provide backwards compatability.


Microsoft announced it will be offering backwards compatibility on the Xbox One for Xbox 360 games later this year, and as you’d expect, GameStop has praised this move.

GameStop director of merchandising Eric Bright said the upcoming feature will “breathe new life” into Xbox 360 games as “a huge catalog of your favorites will be available on the Xbox One.” "Microsoft, at this E3, decided to introduce backward compatibility into their system. That's obviously something people are looking for," Bright said. "And GameStop will be ready, whether you're looking to purchase Xbox 360 games or trade yours in, we'll be there.”

Bright goes on to say Xbox 360 owners who have been worried about transitioning to the Xbox One will have one less thing to worry about now that backwards compatibility is an option. “It will actually be a boon for Xbox 360 game sales. As people are picking those up, their favorites, maybe they traded in earlier; maybe they were afraid to pick up because they wanted to transition to an Xbox One and were sort of on the fence and waiting. Now, it removes that on-the-fence feeling, that barrier to purchase. You're able to get your Xbox One and have your Xbox 360 games at the exact same time.”

While many Xbox 360 owners may consider flocking to their retailer of choice to pick up an Xbox One once backwards compatibility launches to a larger audience, we learned this feature is solely based on software emulation. While Microsoft plans on supporting the majority of Xbox 360 games this this feature, individual game support will ultimately depend on a title’s publisher. In other words, we’d be impressed if 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand and Sneak King are supported.

[Via GameSpot]

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    June 18, 2015 2:10 PM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, GameStop praises Xbox One backwards compatibility support

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      June 18, 2015 2:20 PM

      Of course they do.

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      June 18, 2015 3:00 PM

      "I wonder what Gamestop thinks" - no one ever

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      June 18, 2015 5:10 PM

      Well there's a shock lol

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      June 18, 2015 5:44 PM

      "We can finally get rid of our backstock nobody was buying"

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      June 18, 2015 5:51 PM


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        June 18, 2015 5:54 PM

        I wish I could trade in my physical games and get a decent discount for the digital version.

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          June 18, 2015 6:56 PM

          That would be pretty sweet.

          Really, what's the value of any used 360 game? Zero to any publisher. What the companies should do is offer a $5.00 trade-up program. Pop a disc in, pay $5.00 for the digital copy. It really shouldn't matter to anyone how many times that disc is used for a trade-up, it's money in the publisher's pocket -- not Gamestop's.

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      June 18, 2015 7:12 PM

      Wait it wont work for "Sneak King" I am out, screw you MICROSOFT!!!!!

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        June 18, 2015 7:13 PM

        In all honesty actually good on you Microsoft this is awesome, however a bit too little to late just like all of the other decent stuff you have done lately, my money had already voted for the other guys in town.

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      June 18, 2015 11:42 PM

      Will we be able to purchase 350 titles digitally from the X-Box online store?

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      June 19, 2015 6:54 AM

      I feel like I've heard this before, and I'm surprised no one else has mentioned this- didn't MS say the same thing around the time the 360 came out? It wasn't back compat, but then they made some games work, and said they'd do it with more, but I don't think they ever did. At least not with many...or did they? I get that this time it depends on the publisher, but I can see this as a repeat of last gen where most games aren't playable, so I just don't see it as a good reason to pick up a One.

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        June 19, 2015 7:04 AM

        The 360 was compatible with quite a few Xbox games, but Microsoft stopped updating the list after a couple of years or so.

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      June 19, 2015 7:15 AM

      In response, Microsoft decided to scuttle the feature, citing "Fuck those guys"

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        June 19, 2015 1:16 PM

        lol I would be ok with that if they actually say that publicly

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      June 19, 2015 6:44 PM

      Lets not forget the farce of backwards compatibility in the 360.
      Only a few came over from the X-Box to the 360 and some of the largest games were not supported seemingly due to new versions being released on the 360.

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