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Is giving the devs a cut of used game sales really worth it? Are they hurting so badly? The way I see it, the consumer backlash is not worth it at all. I think the x86 architecture is going to make these consoles more easy to pirate than ever. And unless we start seeing deep game discounts like we do on the PC side of things, then we are going to see more pirating on the console side than we have ever seen before.
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While this is the case, a large amount of games are still being sold in stores, and not having that retail presence will hurt sales. With the second hand market gone, or reduced, publishers will get a cut of every sale, and we're more likely to get sales. Things like region locking and day one, retailer exclusive DLC will be gone too.

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It's hilarious that you believe that.
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It's crazy how console pre-release news and hype used to be dominated with exciting news of upgrade features from the previous console, better visual graphics, more controller ports, memory card slots, wireless controllers that power on the console and online multiplayer availability via the internet. Now the dominating pre-release news about consoles is DRM. Being a former console player since childhood, I've been excited about every next gen console since the Nintendo NES, this gen not so much. The gaming industry has becoming so restrictive it's sad.
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It certainly will use online DRM to restrict the second hand market. If they don't and Microsoft does the big publishers will do everything in their power to make sure Microsoft's console comes to dominate the market. Of course that could come to work against them, as then Microsoft has a much position when it comes to setting terms.
It is a sticky situation for all parties involved, only insofar as anyone will actually not buy these consoles due to this DRM and lack of traditional used games sales. Which is pretty doubtful in my opinion. We all know how gamers are. All hot and bothered about something, like Diablo III's always online requirement (no offline singleplaye) and RMAH and yet it still sold what, 10 million copies?

So expect everything you fear and worse.

In any case I am glad to be a PC only player. We have bull crap to put up with but at least we get to choose which bull crap to put up with.
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