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[Ars] Sony’s Yoshida: PlayStation 4 won’t block used games

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Eurogamer got a chance to sit down with Yoshida after the public presentation, and the publication asked him about the issue directly. "Do you want us to do that?" he reportedly answered, coyly, before noting that the "general expectation" among consumers is that they should be able to use their discs everywhere. After conferring with his Japanese PR advisor, he answered a bit more directly:

"So, used games can play on PS4. How is that?" Eurogamer's reporter said it was fine, and we have to agree.

Sony’s Yoshida: PlayStation 4 won’t block used games


Keep this quote on file, in case they go back on it in the future.
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This is excellent news moving forward into next gen.

 

So... Microsoft... what's your next move?

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Microsoft has no choice but to do the same. being able to buy used game or take your game to your friends house is a major selling point.
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All of the "no playing used games" have all been in rumors and unconfirmed.

So why is everyone looking to a confirmation against something that wasn't ever even confirmed in the first place?

We all know that locking down used games would destroy any console.
So why would any intelligent company like Sony / Microsoft / Nintendo do that? It makes no sense.

This particular rumor doesn't even benefit the console company directly.
Edited by kennyparker1337 - 2/21/13 at 7:43am
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All of the "no playing used games" have all been in rumors and unconfirmed.

So why is everyone looking to a confirmation against something that wasn't ever even confirmed in the first place?

We all know that locking down used games would destroy any console.
So why would any intelligent company like Sony / Microsoft / Nintendo do that? It makes no sense.

This particular rumor doesn't even benefit the console company directly.

Don't ever think a company can NOT be stupid. They could have made this move and thought it was an absolute brilliant idea, and here would be us saying how stupid it is (we already were, but without a confirmed word on it).
    
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Good....good. tongue.gif
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All of the "no playing used games" have all been in rumors and unconfirmed.

So why is everyone looking to a confirmation against something that wasn't ever even confirmed in the first place?

We all know that locking down used games would destroy any console.
So why would any intelligent company like Sony / Microsoft / Nintendo do that? It makes no sense.

This particular rumor doesn't even benefit the console company directly.

While this is good news, look at the entire picture. He had to consult his PR specialist on whether or not he could say the PS4 would play used games. Something does not seem right about this. They only said it "you can play used games." I would not be surprised if there was a fee to play used games. Purely speculation but just left with a bad feeling about this.
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They can pull something like: You can play used, but you have to buy it again.

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While this is good news, look at the entire picture. He had to consult his PR specialist on whether or not he could say the PS4 would play used games. Something does not seem right about this. They only said it "you can play used games." I would not be surprised if there was a fee to play used games. Purely speculation but just left with a bad feeling about this.

I agree with your assesment. It isn't a blanket statement covering all used games. I wouldn't be surprised at all if there is some sort of string attached to said statement. Whether it be a flat fee, a fee for online content, or maybe even only certain used game.
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Note this is from "Eurogamer" biggrin.gif

EDIT:

And there will be no fees on used games in Europe. I can say that with all certainty biggrin.gif
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