It is pretty impressive. It's nice that Microsoft really puts a lot of emphasis on backwards compatibility and put time into developing it to make the experience better. I wish Sony got their shit together on backwards compatibility. Not that it matters to me. I still play on the original hardware (except PS1 games. Those get played on my PS2 and occasionally on my PS3). But as these things age and break (which they will), the average person may not opt to fix their consoles like I would. If you can't play old games on new hardware, collections just collect dust and become useless. But hey, Sony's unwillingness to do backwards compatibility really suits my business model! Sony consoles sell (minus the PS1) quickly and at decent prices. Microsoft consoles are harder to sell because new consoles are backwards compatible. And the average Joe doesn't have space in their entertainment center for all these consoles. The vast majority won't build a custom entertainment center to house a million game consoles lol.