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Xbox One Vs PS4 backwards compatibility video boast

Now that backwards compatibility is now live on Xbox One, Microsoft has failed to resist temptation to fire some shots directly at Sony, given that PS4 backwards compatibility is not going to be available.

You may recall that Sony released a now infamous clip on YouTube back in 2013, poking fun at Microsoft’s initial DRM crisis with the Xbox One before the u-turn.

That video went on to rack up over 15 million views on YouTube and now it looks like Microsoft want to take revenge on Sony thanks to their new major Xbox One feature which isn’t available on PS4.

Take a look at the video below, which clearly references Sony’s clip. It shows a user simply inserting a physical Xbox 360 disc into the Xbox One to emphasize how easy the feature works.

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Then note the killer line as well, “How much does it cost?”“Nothing. Why would you pay for something you already own?”

Again that references the fact that PS4 owners still have to pay to stream older games via PlayStation Now even if they own them since inserting discs currently doesn’t work on the system.

Check out the new clip for yourself and let us know what you think about it. For reference sake we’ve also added Sony’s original video from June 2013 to let you compare.

Are Microsoft well within their rights to have a little dig over Sony given that this feature is a big deal to gamers?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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