GameStop applauds Microsoft for including backward compatibility

Game retailer GameStop applauds Microsoft for including backward compatibility.

Published Thu, Jun 18 2015 4:34 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:06 PM CST

Microsoft's decision to support backward compatibility for Xbox One gamers trying to play their Xbox 360 game consoles has earned praise from GameStop. In addition to supporting gamers, the decision could make for an easier transition from the Xbox 360 to Xbox One, according to a GameStop official.

GameStop applauds Microsoft for including backward compatibility | TweakTown.com

"Microsoft, at this E3, decided to introduce backward compatibility into their system. That's obviously something people are looking for," said Eric Bright, director of merchandising for GameStop, in a statement to GameSpot. "And GameStop will be ready, whether you're looking to purchase Xbox 360 games or trade yours in, we'll be there."

The new backward compatibility is available for Xbox Preview members, and will expand to more Xbox One gamers before the end of the year.

"I think it breathes whole new life into Xbox 360 games that possibly consumers may not have thought about before. A huge catalog of your favorites will be available on the Xbox One."

As for the PlayStation 4, supporting backward compatibility doesn't look like something Sony is currently interested in right now.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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