Eurogamer: US shop GameStop has poured cold water on the rumour that the next Xbox will include anti-used game technology.
Of course it unlikely. Who actually believed that MS would do that
I think it's a safe assumption that anybody who owns or has owned an Xbox 360 at some point is aware of Microsoft's ability to screw over their customers. If the rumours were concerning a more reputeable company they would obviously be met with skepticism, but when it's Microsoft well... you know.
I can't believe that Microsoft would do that, not because they are won't ever screw over customers, but because it would be such a horrible business decision. I can't see any way it would work out well for them, and I think those at Microsoft would feel the same way. It would definitely come back to bite them.
Indeed, it would be in your best interest if this wasn't the case, Gamestop.
It would be in our best interests, as well. To say nothing of how such a thing NOT occurring is good for Microsoft. Seriously, though, who needed GameStop to say this?
this ridiculous policy would also kill any game rental businesses, so it's not only about the used game market.
I find it fitting that a company who profits on used games to deny the "Anti-Used Games" rumor..
Exactly, GameStop is a reliable source on what Microsoft is going to do how?
it would be virtually impossible for them to even implement such a policy - how in the world would your system be able to tell the difference between a new and used disc? it can't. the only way would be to start using product keys, which would be ridiculous in of itself.
This isn't rocket science. We all know MS wont go that route despite the media beating this topic into the ground just for hits. MS is anything but stupid and that would be beyond stupid. It would be suicide.
Not if both ms and Sony do it
I would wager that I have a better chance of hitting the lottery without purchasing a ticket than that (MS & Sony both doing it) happening. @DeadSpaced below And having no resale value in the games you purchased. No trade ins, no ebay or pawning them off for $ to recoup something once you get bored with your games or need $$$ for new ones. I mean we could go on for months about just how silly this topic is on every level. It's just not going to happen.
If one did it than the other would probably keep it as something to hold over the other company. I would imagine a lot more support would go to whichever company didn't pull this stunt, so I just can't see either of them doing this. Edit: @Brutallyhonest agreed. There is just no way this will happen, its too crazy.
It would destroy numerous companies and I can't imagine a single person wanting to pay full retail price for every game he/she wants to play. At least I hope they aren't that stupid.
Or wait until the price gets lowered. This would remove profits from Gamestop and it would cause issues for companies like Gamefly.
@DeadSpaced below And having no resale value in the games you purchased. No trade ins, no ebay or pawning them off for $ to recoup something once you get bored with your games or need $$$ for new ones. I mean we could go on for months about just how silly this topic is on every level. It's just not going to happen. This has already happened with downloaded games and dlc.
They make a good point that most of the money received by a customer for trading in a used game goes towards buying a new game. I know thats where most of my pre-order money comes from at least. Console makers would be shooting themselves in the foot if they did this - they wont.
That's actually a very good point. If i couldn't trade in old games to buy new ones, I wouldn't have the games I have currently. I'm sure they must have thought through everything so I wouldn't worry about it. @ Brutallyhonest above You have a wonderful point. Could you really imagine a game losing all value after you buy it? We would most likely go back to trading games with friends if this ever happened, which it will not. At all.
Gamestop for your own good you hope it lol
It's sad to see people lose their jobs
Microsoft would get beat to pulp if they did it. it would be one of the great debacles of business history. It would be a New Coke scale problem.
This reminds me of the Saturn fiasco, the Saturn released early to certain retailers only. Kay Bee Hobbies at the time was not one of these retailers and because of this they refused to sell the Saturn when it officially dropped.
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