Black Ops Bans May Affect Second Hand Console Sales

With the latest update for the PlayStation 3, as well as an update recently for Call of Duty: Black Ops, has come a wave of banned PlayStation 3’s and PSN accounts.

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admiralvic2821d ago

I would say it will, but I dont think that many people are so well informed.

DualConsoleOwner2820d ago

"I just bought used PS3"


Ok. lets just say for a sec this is true.
what about Xbox 360 then?? they been banning for years now.

Pixelated_Army2820d ago

just ask if the used system was tested before hand and if it can access PSN and BlOps severs.


Bodster2820d ago

With the xbox you could tell as the warranty seal would be broken, but because the ps3 can be hacked via USB it would defo make it more difficult to spot and i know from experience of working in a Game store that they don't check whether you can still go online or not. If you can get the console to start up then you took it...

Best2820d ago

I went to gamestop last night to buy littlebigplanet 2 and I asked them if they had a recent flow of used PS3 trade ins and they said yes. So I explained to them the call of duty banning thing and surprisingly they were not aware of it. They told me that they are going to be testing all the ps3's when they come in to see if they are banned from black ops even before the sale.

DaTruth2820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

That's the reason we're on sites like this! It's not like we're all nerds; lots of us are just trying to be informed consumers!

None of us will be the ones though!

alien6262820d ago

i tell myself who gives a sh!t look at the xbox many got ban they sell there xbox online same will do with the ps3

HSx92820d ago

If you have a Jailbreak PS3 or CFW you can now unban your console from blackops, this would help many stores that sell second hand PS3s.

Prototype2820d ago

@ Best

Another reason why I don't like Game Stop, the ones we have here are mostly pro 360 and/or uninformed of the gaming industry - all they do is promote 360 anything and something like this come out they don't know anything about it.

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Joni-Ice2820d ago

Here's the simple solution. Take it back to the store and exchange it. I think companies should keep banning cheaters so the word gets out more and more and deter people from wanting to cheat. I look at banning as Online Gaming Law. It should be implimented to protect honest gamers and the services.

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Theonik2820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

Well it sure stopped used 360 used sales right? Right? No...
360 console bans are also permanent these are temp bans.

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Octo12821d ago

I doubt it but knowing this, moving forward its your responsibility to make sure that your asking the right questions before you buy a used console just like what your supposed to do when buying a used car.Its not like Sony were the first to ban consoles.
Do your research and ask questions. Go to the sellers place and get them to log on PSN or Activisions servers.
Last time I checked peopled are still willing to buy a banned 360.

ASTAROTH2820d ago

I told a friend that he would be banned if a firmware emerged... two days later BAMM!! He is banned! I told him not to use his JAILBREAK online, now he said he would go LIVE with his hacked 360... another bann awaits there!!

starcb262820d ago

What's your friends IQ?

ASTAROTH2820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

It seems its very LOW... hes almost retard!! LOL!! He is one of those people who always think he is rigth and the rest of the world is wrong... sometimes I just hate trying to convince him... like we said in Puerto Rico: "que se joda!!!!!" LOL!!!

easto1a2821d ago

more moneys for sony for non second hand

Joni-Ice2820d ago

If microsoft can do it with the RROD then Sony could do the same.

GSpartan7772821d ago (Edited 2821d ago )

"One member of the website seems to of been banned although not previously playing Black Ops or even owning a PS3. IssY_I posted in one thread “When i want to play black ops it says my console is banned permanently???i have payed 150$ for the Ps3 (i bought it yesterday (used) and just came home with a new copy of b-ops! but why is my system banned?”

They are joking right? is actually being serious about this? That's what a hacker (now banned) would say. You'd be surprise of what excuse people will come up with to try and save their sorry ass. If you look at the Steam forums it's the exact same thing with VAC. People say they have never owned Counter-Strike and they just bought it and found out their accounts banned. When it's an obvious lie forum member themselves can prove. Sure, some "might" be banned on accident, but for most part I doubt the majority of people banned were accidental.

Look at that autistic kid that just got banned from Xbox Live. Everyone assumed because he was autistic, he didn't cheat. Boy did Microsoft prove his mom wrong.

Hitman07692820d ago

boohoo how about you buy your stuff brand new

DarkFantasy2820d ago

agreed,used is such a dirty word :D

Mc Nasty2820d ago

So, would you guys buy a used car?

* Lets get NASTY!!

DarkFantasy2820d ago

No,i would rather buy a new car,buying used = buying some one's problems

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