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    • Yo! Guys! (@S.C.G, @BowserBasher, @Glen-i)  If we're gonna be playing MP3 this week, can we make it happen on Thursday or Saturday? I'm working this Friday. If it absolutely has to be Friday though, it'll have to be from around 21:30 onwards.
    • I guess I’m in the minority as someone that thinks it’s essential to them. Maybe it’s because I have kept all my old Nintendo consoles that it doesn’t bother me too much if there isn’t. It’s a nice feature to have but I think the constant change in the media that Nintendo uses makes it a little harder. But not impossible obviously. I mean they managed to make the Wii compatible with GC disks and they were two different sizes. 
      To me the important part is that I should be able to easily access digital games Ive bought, mainly those that were only digital games. I have a few games that I bought on sale that I should be able to keep whatever the next console is. And this of course doesn’t even touch on VC NSO stuff. 
        So to me, whilst it’s a welcome feature it wouldn’t be a deciding one for me. 
    • Well there's a pretty big factor - not being left behind. Many people will pick up the Switch 2 and put their original Switch aside - they won't want to take two consoles out and about with them. I'm not saying it would be a straight re-release but imagine a situation where Nintendo take forward, say, Mario Kart 8 on the Switch 2 (with a name change), and release a ton of new tracks for it, and add a lick of paint. They wouldn't have put the effort into making a properly new game (as before), but the fact backwards compatibility isn't there makes it much easier for them to do this without just making this an upgrade/DLC. Whereas if Switch 2 could play Switch 1 games, many people would scratch that Mario Kart itch by just continuing to play 8 DX, and may well expect the new tracks to continue to come to it. Again, I do think Switch 2 will have BC, but there's clearly some advantages again should they choose not to include it. Most people buy Nintendo consoles for Nintendo games after all.
    • Many people probably did (I know I did), because the Switch offered a unique USP in the form of portability.  These were the first times that you could play these games on the go.  And even then, we would still have been the small minority amongst the wider audience that actually did buy these games on Switch. With Switch 2, what USP is it gonna offer over Switch 1 for said re-releases? Pretty much just higher resolution rendering and better performance; nothing nearly as transformative as portability.  Good luck trying to get people to pay a full £50-60 for that alone.  And unlike Wii U, Switch 1 wasn't a massive failure; so there isn't a big untapped audience just waiting to be catered to here with such hypothetical ports either. It makes no sense to eschew BC for strategic double-dip reasons this time around.  They would be cutting off their nose to spite their face if they dared to attempt such a thing.
    • I'll bet you that many of those who bought the Wii U games went and bought them again on Switch.
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