Charging for PS2 games could hurt Sony’s current dominance

For all the excitement about Sony’s ‘backwards compatible’ promises, the end result has left a lot of PS4 gamers furious.

It isn’t just a case of putting an old PS2 favourite like GTA: San Andreas into the PS4 console and playing, yes Sony are allowing gamers to play these old gems, but at a price.

A selection of classic PS2 games are available for purchase and download from the PlayStation Store, but it is requiring gamers to shell out additional money for the pleasure of playing a game that they have already brought.

Simply saying that gamers should keep their old systems is entirely beside the point.

Sony is winning the latest console war, and by a big margin. They aren’t in a position that requires charging gamers a price to download old games, most of which were released onto the market well over 10 years ago.

A lot of YouTubers have stated, quite rightly, that Sony is being greedy in this latest ploy.

How is it that the PS4, a far more powerful console than its rival Xbox One, is not able to provide gamers the luxury of playing old classics for free? Is this the beginning of Sony’s arrogance that will lead to a failed next generation?

It appears that nothing Sony does comes without a cost in 2015.