Ars Technica have run a survey of one million Xbox One gamers over five months which recorded their gaming habits and has found that only a tiny percentage of them play backwards compatible games.
Just 1.5% of all game time was spent playing the library over over 300 backwards compatible games, with Call of Duty: Black Ops being the most played title. However, it is the only backwards compatible game to feature in the top 100 Xbox One apps.
Sony’s Jim Ryan recently said that although backwards compatibility was much requested, it was barely used and these stats do seem to back him up. However, now that both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are based on PC architecture the next iterations of the consoles should be able to handle this generation’s games without too much trouble.
Source: Ars Technica