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Will the next Xbox destroy second-hand gaming?

Which? Convo: There are rumours going round that Microsoft’s next Xbox console will remove the ability for users to buy and sell their games on the second-hand market. And if that’s true, I certainly won’t be buying one.

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Chaostar1239d ago

Wow, that pic is a big reminder just how much HMV overcharge for games. Makes me kind of glad they're going under, sad but true.

On topic though, second hand games will only disappear if both Sony and MS block them, however there's still always Ninty, which we know for sure hasn't... yet.

PS3Freak1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

It reminds me of the fact that used game places love to stick difficult to remove stickers ALL over game cases.

Hate that shit. Looking at you EB/Gamestop.

decrypt1238d ago

"On topic though, second hand games will only disappear if both Sony and MS block them"

It might surprise a lot of people at how this goes through.

If this does happen it probably wont be only MS doing it, Sony will join hands too. It wont be a question of Sony's willingness to do this, It will be pressure from the major publishers to implement this. It probably will happen as online passes got implemented for both the platforms at the same time.

StrongMan1239d ago

If they do they will destroy themselves.

classic2001238d ago

LOL just imagine microsoft announcing they are blacking used games, this would be like the biggest suicide a company could do to themselves. This only can work if everybody decide to do it and that would still kill sales since some region around the world have people who do not have internet right through the year because of many different reason.

delboy1238d ago

They won't kill physical copies, just used games.
And you don't need Internet to do it , look at Sony's patent.

CommonSenseGamer1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

Apple, Android, Sony and MS have been proving for years that they can survive in a marketplace without second hand sales. Otherwise iTunes, play Store, PSN and Marketplace would not be nearly as successful.

So many times I see people say things like I bet they didn't count downloaded game sales in their totals, well, each download means one less potential copy up for resale later on.

Hicken1238d ago

None of that is the same or even remotely similar an ecosystem as console gaming. What works on iTunes or Steam doesn't work on PS3 or 360.

The digital ecosystem is fundamentally different. There's no physical media to own, and in the case of Steam, frequent sales make it more bearable.

At the same time, PC has never really had a used market. PC gamers don't really take their games to their friends' houses- unless they've got it installed on a laptop, but that's fairly new in PC gaming. Due to the nature of PC games, it's never been possible to trade in a game towards another.

Again, console gaming is different from PC gaming, on a fundamental level. So the methods that work on PC don't necessarily work on consoles, and vice versa.

Used games is one of those things that works on one, but not the other.

Jakens1237d ago

Even music tried to do something.

Bagogames1239d ago

Personally I'm all for digital at this stage. I do understand in hard times people may not be able to pay the $60 dollar price point but this might influence Microsoft and Sony to take a cheaper approach on there games in the next gen stage.

HebrewHammer1238d ago

They wouldn't. It doesn't sound like Sony is going to implement this into the PS4, so MS doing so would put them in a bit of a predicament - to say the least...

Megaton1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

This is what I don't like about N4G. Something happens, and then for the next 2 weeks every blogger comes out from under their bridge to post the same 2 or 3 opinions over and over and over and over again.

BanBrother1238d ago

Yeah seriously, these articles have all been the same. Boring. I highly doubt they will implement it. I just find it funny that a 'rumour' gets more attention than an actual patent. Stupid beyond belief.

I suppose we can just ignore it though, as hopefully the reactions to these articles may prove helpful in relinquishing any thought from console makers to implement such a blatant attack on our free decisions, our rights.

They should instead reward those who buy new, instead of punish everyone. That is the problem, developers/publishers are too greedy, and want the best of both worlds. If I buy a brand new game, DAY 1, I do not want to see any day one dlc. It should be free, as a thank you for my loyalty. Make used buyers pay for them, etc. Don't punish, reward, you greedy f***s

SJPFTW1238d ago

Funny thing is Microsoft or Sony don't even have to black out used games... publishers are already doing that already with online passes and that sort. EA is leading the way soon others will follow.

This story is blown out of proportion. Just wait and see till both systems are announced

StreetsofRage1237d ago

Bingo! N4G has so much internet pollution.

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