Forbes - One of the biggest issues heading into E3 2013 in Los Angeles remains the specifics surrounding how used games will play on Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. And when I use the term “used games” I’m not just focusing on the estimated $2 billion global market, according to research firm Newzoo, that accounts for the trade-in and sales of games and hardware. I’m also talking about friends letting friends borrow their game (a very common occurrence) and also the rental games market (which has exploded with automated kiosks like Redbox). All of these forms of access games that you didn’t purchase would be impacted if some of the rumors are true about Xbox One. Sony has been keeping relatively quiet on this whole situation thus far.
Peter Warman, CEO of research firm Newzoo, has a few solutions that will certainly placate gamers, who, after all, are the driving force behind the growth of console games.