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PS4: Sony's UK Boss Speaks Next-Gen, Second-Hand Games, Exclusives

Fergal Gara, PlayStation UK MD, sits down with NowGamer to discuss PlayStation 4, second-hand games and next-gen exclusives…

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LessThan2Tflops1751d ago

See, Sony is waiting for MS to see what they are doing to the used games market

MikeMyers1751d ago

You also have to consider the big publishers like EA and Ubisoft are also behind this.

Soldierone1751d ago

They are the entire reason this is even brought up.

What is Sony going to lose to used games? nothing. What are ALL the retailers going to lose? nothing. What are gamers going to lose? nothing.

What are publishers going to lose? Nothing, but they think taking away used games means more money for them.

MikeMyers1751d ago

If Sony is losing nothing to used games then why are they already supporting the online codes in their own games?

EA is a huge publisher and with them comes influence no matter how many people dislike the company. They were one of the key players that were not going to support Xbox Live unless they had control of their own ip's and could run them on their own servers. Microsoft made an exception because they knew the ramifications of not having EA fully supporting them. Look at the what happened on the Dreamcast.

So if they and other publishers have any say you can bet they are the ones who will influence these types of changes.

WarThunder1751d ago

From article about Second-Hand Games

"Well first of all, we haven’t stated that second-hand games… we haven’t made a statement on the second-hand games question. There was a lot of reaction to a patent that was filed, which is a matter of course for a technology business like us, to file various patents at various times, many of which many never see any application but they are good to have depending on ideas that might be building.

So what we’re here to do is offer the best value and the best gaming experience for gamers. The answer to the pre-owned question isn’t clarified just yet and we’re working through that and we’ll announce our position in more detail as and when we can."

maniacmayhem1751d ago

Hahaha what a great way to answer. Basically it sounds like the PS4 may be able to actually block games if the decide to.

This may be a response to MS if they do it as well and gain more developer support. Since devs whine and cry that the used games are killing their sales which is complete BS, trust me on that.

cervantes991751d ago

I don't buy used games - but many do and I get that. If Sony truly is about "Play" and for the "Gamer", restricting used games would seem to fly in the face of those statements.

brave27heart1751d ago

Couldnt have said it better

ANIALATOR1361751d ago

They better not f*** up the uk release

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