As it stands right now, out of all the console makers around, only the Xbox One has backwards compatibility, which means that developers and publishers who want to make older Xbox 360 games playable on the Xbox One can do just that.
Sony has basically confirmed that the PS4 will not be backwards compatible with the PS3, and sadly it looks like neither will the Nintendo Switch.
In an interview with TIME, Nintendo’s President Tatsumi Kimishima was asked about whether the Switch could emulate Wii U games or if gamers had to rely on ports instead. He replied by confirming that the Switch will not have backwards compatibility. Bad news for people who like older games, but want to play them on their current console.
Kimishima says, “Switch is not backward compatible with games designed for other systems, and is not currently compatible with controllers designed for other systems. Support for certain controllers may be considered for a future update. In some cases, games from past systems may be re-released for the Nintendo Switch system as either enhanced or original versions.”
So there you have it. It looks like no one cares about backwards compatibility these days. That is just the way it is.