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mandf2126d ago

That's the end of that made up rumor.

rainslacker2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

And I say good riddance to the rumor.:)

Beautiful thing in this quote

"Yes. That's the general expectation by consumers," said Yoshida. "They purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that's my expectation."

knowyourstuff2126d ago

Microsoft definitely isn't going to block used games if Sony isn't. You can put money on that one. They aren't stupid enough to let something like Used games be the deciding factor above all else. They need to compete and as such must give into demands of us, the consumers. They won't risk having their next gen system being obsolete as soon as it's released - with technology no one will ever buy into.

BitbyDeath2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

MS still might as their new console is said to force users into installing games to the HDD before running them.

Used game prevention can easily be implemented through this by allowing only one game install per machine.

Dee_912126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

will it have backward compatibility?

AAACE52126d ago

Thank god!

I was worried the games industry was making a turn for the worse!

sunnygrg2126d ago

lol Gamestop's stocks will probably rise again.

MasterCornholio2126d ago

Not quite. Microsoft still has to deny it.

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007Bond2126d ago

As an Xbox gamer if Microsoft does this and Sony does not, I think I will be buying a PS4 instead

Rainstorm812126d ago

As will many Xbox gamers....that's why Microsoft wont do it...they would be fools to

mandf2126d ago

After thinking about it for a bit. Xbox gamers should thank Sony, they took one for the team. They released their specs and gave their ruling on used games. They showed their hand which will make MS reconsider blocking used games if they were actually going to do it. It was a ballsy move. I would have held my hand because once the specs were revealed, what's to stop Ms from one upping them.

sashimi2126d ago

MS can up their specs if they so choose but Sony most likely had a price point in mind anyway and wanted to limit their loss per console sold early on as much as possible. So regardless of what MS does i see Sony sticking to what their currently have and maybe making some small adjustments what nothing major.

Also remember we don't want to pay an arm an a leg for our consoles lol. We actually want to buy some games along with it.

CraigandDayDay2126d ago

As far as RAM goes, I don't see MS doing more than 8gb gddr5. Anymore than that would be pretty pricey.

Awesome_Gamer2125d ago

I can't believe some people actually believed Sony is that stupid. Blocking used games while the other isn't doing it is a commercial suicide, really. Microsoft will be stupid if they did block it.

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-Alpha2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

Ball is in Microsoft's court now.

This rumour either dies off, or Microsoft blocks used games and change the playing field. I am going to assume they wont, even if they wanted to.

majiebeast2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

Well microsoft hasnt commented yet while sony did(Jack Tretton) Dont forget the Sony part of EDGE's next gen rumors were all true including the 8GB of GDDR5, which everyone was laughing at and thought to be impossible. Superdea the guy with the durango devkit got raided by Microsoft and Sony so there must be some truth to what he was saying as well.

Outside_ofthe_Box2126d ago

MS won't block used games. The backlash would be huge.

Ashunderfire862126d ago

PS4 8GB GDDR5!!! This is what Crytek wish for.

AngelicIceDiamond2126d ago

If Sony confirmed they aren't doing it then MS sure as hell wont go through with it I'm sure.

Bathyj2126d ago

Interesting that Sony confirmed they wouldnt.

They could have easily left MS to announce they would making I think a monument blunder instead of tipping their hand early.

Or who knows, maybe they talked amongst themselves and both have agreed already it would be a mistake for the industry.

mandf2126d ago

That's what I was thinking.

PockyKing2126d ago

This was the dumbest rumor I've heard in a long time. Glad someone's finally putting it to rest.

animegamingnerd2126d ago

glad i can still rent games from gamefly since i can't afford to play every game when it comes out

Relientk772126d ago

I'm glad that we won't be seeing that rumor again

SilentNegotiator2126d ago

That Rumor: See ya in like, 4 years! AHAHAHAHA!

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