Originally Posted by thegreatsquare
Companies will try to take as much profit as the market will allow. If you don't like "always online" or "daily online" or prohibiting 2nd hand purchases of games ...DON'T BUY THE SYSTEM. It's not like you have to never buy the system, just wait them out. This goes for Microsoft and Sony. If Sony follows Microsoft's lead and you are unhappy about that, show it. Give their consoles Wii U numbers for 6 months and they will start to squirm. Things will be easier in the long run if you nip them in the bud. Yes studios have a right to make a profit, but they don't have the right unfettered profit. If people had a right to unfettered profit, we'd all write our paychecks, but we don't. We get told "no", but we also are within our rights to say "no" if we find the will to say it.
If Microsoft or Sony implement the features we don't want here in OCN, such as always online or no used games, the overall sales will probably not be down more than 5-10%
Although you are right that a message should be given, there won't be enough numbers to show it. Even if a person wants a next gen consoel such as Xbox One but refuses to do so because of always online or lack of used games, well MS will evantually come up with a Xbox One bundle that has Halo 5, Forza 5, Gears of War 5 and the buyer will probably say '' ah what the hell. I will grab it ''
We might be fighting a loosing fight.
Now I truly would not mind if a console requires 24 hour online connection because my console will be in the living room and connected to net 24\7... However there are many people who wants to take their consoles to another place where there might not be internet and they should never suffer.
I think that the freedom of playing games is diminishing though. There will always be boundaries from now on.