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Old 05-15-2012, 08:57 AM   #1
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Sony's US boss is against blocking used games. In his personal opinion.

Sony's US boss Jack Tretton has some common sense as he thinks is that it's not a 'consumer-friendly' practise to block used games on a console.

Tretton has said that used games are 'great for consumers'.

Don't know if this is Sony's official stance but that remains to be seen.

Being able to buy used games might just be a small drop in the ocean for the environment, but atleast it's something.
Of course there are other positive factors about being able to play used games on your console, one major being the price.

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Old 05-15-2012, 08:59 AM   #2
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This at least makes me hopeful that the next Playstation won't block used games
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:42 AM   #3
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Shame that it'll probably all be down to the Japanese staff decision.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:10 AM   #4
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Blocking used game would be a huge mistake for any console maker.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #5
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If they do block used games on any console, I will not buy that console. It's my machine and is should do what I tell it to. Of course, Sony beats my argument since according to them you are "renting" your consoles from them. I don't understand their logic.
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If they do block used games on any console, I will not buy that console. It's my machine and is should do what I tell it to. Of course, Sony beats my argument since according to them you are "renting" your consoles from them. I don't understand their logic.
Its not just sony, this has been a big thing on the list reguarding next gen consoles, so MS and Nintendo will be in on it. M$ are infact the ones pushing it mostly.
 
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Its not just sony, this has been a big thing on the list reguarding next gen consoles, so MS and Nintendo will be in on it. M$ are infact the ones pushing it mostly.
i know MS is on board with it too, but I didn't hear anything about Nintendo.
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i know MS is on board with it too, but I didn't hear anything about Nintendo.
If nintendo decides to support this, I will be very upset I will go back to Sega. And computer games, obviously
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If all consoles did it, so be it. Nothing we can do then. Anyway, why complain about funding your favourite company? Nintendo was struggling, and if games were only sold new, it could have been a totally different story.
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I don't like the idea of barring people who just want to save a buck from doing so, but as Konata said, I can understand some of the logic behind this; in that it's just business. I mean, it's not like I know the intricacies of the gaming supply-and-demand curve, but I would think it can only earn a company money to force new games to be bought. All about the Benjamins.

I do hope Nintendo doesn't fall in line with this, but they've hardly ever been averse to making a buck, either. There's not much we as consumers can do about it; what will you do, just stop buying console games if this becomes commonplace?
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