I digressed here, but we have two potential outcomes on this path we're taking as consumers: We can either support digital only with no right of resale, or we can prolong the life of disc based systems. Your choice. They already got pc users to forget about disc drives in a lot of modern pc builds.
Both Microsoft and Sony have shown indications of bringing in resale/trade options for digital games. Microsoft stated outright they are working on a system. Sony haven't said anything official, but a year ago they did file a patent for a technology that allows the building in of an ownership portion into digital games- meaning that ownership could be transferred.
Anyway, despite having discs- the current generation has shown a huge increase in people buying digital on consoles, even higher than 50% in some markets. People are going that direction, the purpose of the Xbox SAD is simply to give people a $50 cheaper option if they only buy digital...plus there are now people that are using primarily Game Pass to play- the SAD is great for them. Yes you can buy bundles of the standard model for cheaper- when it gets out there the SAD will still be $50 cheaper than whatever the S can be sold for. And the SAD had a bigger HD as well.
My question is will the PS5 be bc with PS3?
Sony have only confirmed PS4 backwards compatibility at this point. We don't know other than that. My guess is that emulating the PS3 is too hit and miss, they probably have something but it only works well with a few games.