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Old 05-27-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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[PS3] Sony makes moves to stamp out lucrative second-hand market
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Wednesday 24 May 2006
High street games shops have been told by Sony that there will be no PS3 pre-owned sections in their stores as it will be illegal for customers to sell any next-gen PlayStation games that they've bought, retail sources have revealed to GamesRadar.

It seems that Sony is planning to adopt a licensing system that will mean gamers won't own the PS3 titles that they've paid money for. Instead, they will only be purchasing the licence to play the game and that the software itself will still be Sony property - meaning that the disc won't be the customer's to sell.

We assume that the thinking behind this move will ultimately be to stop PS3 games being resold several times - which currently snatches potential sales away from Sony - and to counter the impression in consumers' minds that games are only really worth their pre-owned price and are not worth buying new.

When we contacted Sony, it issued us with the following statement: "We have made all of the official announcements at E3 and cannot make any further comments at this time. We will be announcing more news running up to PlayStation 3's launch."
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Old 05-27-2006, 03:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: [shakes head]

wow, sony just keeps diggin a bigger grave for themselves. I would imagine that this would effect the PS3 rental market as well...

although im an xbox person, this is pretty much the final "nail in the coffin" for sony, imo.
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Old 05-27-2006, 03:11 PM   #3
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im getting the nintendo wii. already saved up 100 bucks in 3 weeks.
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Old 05-27-2006, 03:12 PM   #4
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Wow that BS, ur buying rights to play the game heh...Whats next, everytime you want to play, you have to pay...That is so dumb...
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idk if I like this whole idea of no preowned games lol
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Old 05-27-2006, 03:21 PM   #6
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Wait, so does that mean if my friend comes over, he cant play because he didnt buy the right to play...ahahahah this is so stupid, sony plp are idiots...360baby
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Its a shame really... they already make so much money, and yet, they want to make even more...

Yeah, the Wii will be good.
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it will probably be also like that it will leave the ps3 that it was played on in the memory of the game or some shit, preventing you from playing it on other ps3's
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That'd be impossible, since even if its left in the memory, it'd just make new memory on the new console.

The $499 one will support memory cards for saved games, etc.

Its really weird though.
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if i ever do buy the ps3, its gunna be the one WITH HD and wifi, and the 60 gig hard drive.
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