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Consumer Opposition To New Console DRM Is Meaningless: They Will Buy

Gaming Bus: "It’s not hard to find statements from frustrated console gamers regarding their hatred for the rumours (stress that word; these are rumours, perpetuated by an outfit – Edge – that has an iffy record in this regard) that the next XBox will have checked off every single thing that they hate. Single-use installations of games that make physical media such as CDs meaningless and kill used games off? Check. Perpetual online connection? Check. Other obtrusive DRM that comes inherent with any console, on a system that isn’t even as powerful as a top-end gaming PC today? Check once again. Gamers won’t buy it, they’ll ignore it, they’ll hold their breath until they get what they want."

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N311V1764d ago

I think it's only meaningless if both Microsoft and Sony try to use DRM and block the used game market. If only one console does this retailers will let every consumer know and will push hard for sales of whichever console allows them to continue trading used games. PC gamers have had no choice at times other than to accept DRM. If console gamers do get a choice I think a lot of them will choose the DRM-free option.