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Submitted by SethAFitzgerald 1043d ago | opinion piece

Will the next-gen consoles play used games

The rumor that Sony and Microsoft will not allow used games to be played on their next-gen consoles has been around for a while now, and seems to not want to go away. However, as more and more opposition to the idea adds up, it has become almost completely unlikely that the PS4 or Xbox 720 would have a feature that bans the use of used games. (GameStop, Microsoft, PS4, Sony, Xbox One)

badjournalism  +   1043d ago
Are we *still* playing this tune to get hits? It's fine to speculate on MS' stance on used games on the next xbox but Sony has 100% stated they're not blocking used games on PS4. Crawl out from under your rock and find something new to write about.
SethAFitzgerald  +   1043d ago
No one knows 100% sure, why would GameStop and other businesses/analysts still be trying to predict what Sony will do?

Yoshida or any other Exec at Sony has yet to come out saying if there will be restrictions on used games. Simply allowing the possibility for them to be played doesn't matter if you have to pay to re-activate the game for its use.

If you have to re-activate the used game to play it then you might as well buy it new because the cost is the same.
badjournalism  +   1043d ago
Yoshida has already confirmed they're not blocking used games:

Crawl out from under your rocks.
iGAM3R-VIII  +   1043d ago
Sony did already confirm that they will not be blocking used games, but it is still unclear what MS will do
DOMination-  +   1042d ago
And then after that Yoshida backtracked and said they were still looking into it. So technically, Sony could still block
jcnba28  +   1043d ago
How many times did Sony flip-flop after the PS3 was first revealed? That trailer they showed back in 2006 turned out to be CGI when Sony initially said it was real time graphics. Sony are known for flip-flopping.
SnakeCQC  +   1043d ago
sony said they wont so im buying a ps4 as soon as it launches. I want the next xbox too but depends if they're going to pull the xbl gold crap
RE_L_MAYER  +   1043d ago
Playstation 4 is gonna charge for online as well
SnakeCQC  +   1043d ago
to play online? source?

my problem with paying for online is also a pc and ps3 user i dont have to and i pay for the components/ consoles and games so why pay monthly to the console maker? i bought a season pass for black ops 2 on my 360 purely for offline zombie mode and i couldnt download the maps unless i had a gold membership seriously WTF
betan21  +   1043d ago
Find something new to write about ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
knifefight  +   1043d ago
Will next-gen game journalists still write second-hand articles?
taquito  +   1043d ago
there will be a lot of games coming with codes for multiplayer or even singleplayer to unlock dlc/acievements and "premium features"

used games will be "allowed" early on...then by the end of the first year there will be "online activations" for you game

within 2 years of ps4/nextbox more used games
Siren30  +   1043d ago
I'm probably going all digital next gen so I really don't care. I just hope we can download games early and then have them unlock at midnight on their release date
PS4isKing_82  +   1043d ago
Ps4 and wiiu yes. 720 who knows.
dangerousjo34   1043d ago | Spam
StrongMan  +   1043d ago
Sony already stated that they won't block used games but the next Xbox has been heavily rumored by leaked documents and industry insiders to block used games and MS won't deny those rumors. Sooo..............
Supermax  +   1043d ago
Used games make aaa publishers take a loss.if you want great games stop used games,and yes Sony will be charging for premium psn.nothin in life that's worth anything is free,Tis why 10 to 1 cod battlefield peeps play on Xbox live over psn
stefan771  +   1043d ago
PS4 will. Xbox 720 has to so it doesn't lose sales to PS4
sdlkjoijsdfg   1043d ago | Spam
just-joe  +   1043d ago
Sony already said they won't and I doubt Microsoft will, doing so would definitely kill sales.

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