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Sony and the Used

"This day and age in the gaming industry more and more companies are becoming aware of the increasing “problem” associated with used-games sales. Sony took a huge step forward this past week with the patent filed for the technology that would not allow for users to play used games."

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MikeMyers1359d ago

If Sony is worried about the used market (Jack Tretton has already gone on record saying he doesn't think it's a good idea), then why don't they adopt their own service so that the money does come back to them and the publishers? Could they use Gaikai as a streaming rental service? Would they offer an exchange program where you can return your games, even digital ones, for credit towards new games?

There needs to be a way for it to work for both parties, the consumer and the publishers/hardware supplier.

kingmushroom1359d ago

Yeah I know, this is the dumbest rumor ever.

cliffyboy211359d ago

i guarantee if they do go threw with it once they realize how poor sales are not because of the price but because you cant play used games they'll go right back to taking the program out the console so we can play used games

sway_z1359d ago

If Microsoft do not adopt this, then Sony won't do it....why would Sony alienate themselves...can't see it happening.

Fear not....the 2nd hand market is alive and well!

m-s-8-21359d ago

Yeah people will be able to continue allowing themselves and publishers to be screwed while putting more money in the pocket of Gamestop. Nothing to worry about here folks.

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sway_z1359d ago

The very worst case scenario is Sony will block online component of games, and you will have to pay a fee to unlock that option. Its what most publishers are doing already....

That being said...if indeed both MS/Sony were crazy enough to block used games, then.....

Hello Nintendo and affordable PC :)

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