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[GI] GameStop could refuse to stock PlayStation Orbis, says Pachter

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PlayStation 4 (now reportedly called Orbis) is in the news once again, and the latest report reinforces a recent rumor about the possibility of new consoles blocking consumers from playing used titles (or imposing a fee to unlock them). This would be the equivalent of dropping a nuclear bomb on GameStop, and the retailer wouldn't sit idly by, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter commented to GamesIndustry International.
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"It isn't really in Sony's or Microsoft's best interests to block used games. It would benefit Activision and EA slightly, and would hurt GameStop a great deal. If Sony unilaterally did this, I could see GameStop refusing to carry their console, and sales of the PS4 would therefore suffer," he said.
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David Cole of DFC Intelligence agrees that Sony or Microsoft would be foolish to block pre-owned, as a console with anti-used technology would turn off a large chunk of the hardcore gaming market.

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As analyst Michael Pachter said, if If Sony unilaterally did this. Sony didn't learn their huge mistakes from the PSPgo ( was flopped).
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Funny thing is, are not consoles moving to a steam like system next generation. What if there is no physical media to even be bought or sold. Death throes of a dying industry me thinks.
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I can see the gaming PC market growing if something like this happens with the next gen consoles. Steam and Origin are already well established and with consumer PC's becoming more and more powerful with new APU chips more people will be able to actually play games.

Gamestop totally flopped Stardocks Impulse client that they purchased, they removed all Impulse branding and haven't done anything to develop it further. I can't see Gamestop staying in business much longer.
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The horse is dead, beat on it some more...the only winners in all of this tightening is pirates. They will win again and again while everyone else loses money and interest.
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But if Gamestop wont sell the PS4 how will I get one? Oh yeah I will go next door to Best Buy.
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But if Gamestop wont sell the PS4 how will I get one? Oh yeah I will go next door to Best Buy.

Or, you know, buy it online. Gamestop is garbage anyway.
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Or, you know, buy it online. Gamestop is garbage anyway.

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My first thought was, so?
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why anyone listens to Michael Pachter is beyond me.
his "analysis" and "predictions" are so off its comical.
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The Playstation 4 still will have Blu Rays as playable media. So the guy is on to something, even if a bit off.
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Here is your shotgun, the dead horse is right over there.
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