I agree that a UMD addon could have been a nice thing (eventhough that i personally have no use for it). But i dont think that backward compability is something that should be taken for granted and something that should be demanded.
I suppose it is fair to rebuy the retro games on Wii in my mind because they are a generation removed or more. Though it is similar to Vita in a way in that new hardware would be required to have a peripheral allow for BC. However UMD's are still the current generation of Sony portable software (in the US, for two more weeks), since the failure of PSP Go. I think a peripheral for UMDs would have been the best solution. Certainly in Japan.
Backward compability to me is pure luxury. Maybe i can be dissapointed if one system doesnt have BC, and it is more than fair enough to be dissapointed about this, but i dont agree with the "we have to fight for our consumer's rights" if BC isnt included (at least this is the vibe i'm getting from your complaining about this, but please correct me if i'm wrong).
Are you sure about that the PS3 have the ability to read and play PS2 games? If yes, can you please give me some techincal source to this, i want to read up on it.
Sony has lost a lot of the trust associated with their brand. They have removed backwards compatibility from PS3, but are now trying to double-dip selling digital downloads of PS2 games on PS3. Look at this tactic. You have the PS2 game on disk, but inserting it into the PS3 is useless, even though the PS3 has the hardware to read the disk. But you can play the title if you are willing to pay for it, again.
This behavior is deplorable. My problem is not that there may have been issues technically or with vulnerability to piracy that prevented Sony from developing a peripheral like the one in my article. My problem is that the philosophy at Sony, as evidenced by the PS2 game double-dip mentioned above, is such that something so fair and equitable to their loyal mobile customers was probably never even considered.
Yes, this solution can lead to double dipping, but that is an option you have and a choice you make yourself. If you dont want to double dip, then simply dont do it. The PS2 games are also for first time players. I'm planing on buying the upcoming Killzone 1 PSN release because i never got around to play it on my PS2. It is also not double dipping on the PSP if people originally bought the digital download version. So i wont say that this solution is made mainly in "tricking" people to double dip, if that is what you mean?
I'm honestly trying to see what the complain is about. I fully understand that you want to have BC, and that is fair enough of course, but why do you write it like Sony is some evil company because they dont provide you with a luxury solution? (at least that is how i read it, but please correct me if i'm wrong).
Providing a BC solution cost money to develope, especially when we talk about an external solution, so why do you think that your entitled to such a solution? Keep in mind that all of the games that the PSP games you bought works on the hardware that it was intended for, so you're not losing anything in this situation. I'm not trying to sound rude here on anything like that, but i'm just wondering why you think that your entitled to a BC solution. And why is BC so important besides the "it is nice to have" factor?