E3: Sony “Doesn’t Want To Devalue PS4 Purchases”, Supports Used Games

E3: Sony “Doesn’t Want To Devalue PS4 Purchases”, Supports Used Games

In an obvious response to The Xbox One’s used games policy, Sony took a direct shot at Microsoft towards the end of their E3 press conference, earlier today.

In a focused portion of their PS4 reveal, PlayStation SCEA CEO Jack Trentton wasted no time in clearing up Sony’s stance on the used games issue, that Microsoft has made quite popular in recent days. During the conference, Jack made the following statements:

“In addition to creating an amazing library of new titles on the PlayStation 4, we’re equally focused on delivering on what gamers want most, without imposing restrictions or devaluing their PS4 purchases. For instance, PlayStation 4 won’t impose any new restrictions on your use of PS4 game discs”

After what sounded like the biggest applause of the show following the information, Jack Trentton pleasingly  and possibly sarcastically stated ” Guess that’s a good thing”.

Jack Trentton continued to extrapolate on the obvious, in this regard, by reminding us, the consumer, we in fact owned the games we bought, and could do what we wish with them.

Sony provided this helpful picture to get the point across with a visual representation.


Jack went on a little further, reminding our games could be played offline, and that we would not need to log in for owner certification every 24 hours, unlike the Xbox One.

Needless to say, some confident blows landed by Sony. With many gamers up in arms about Microsoft’s DRM issues, and their anti-consumerist policies with the Xbox One, Sony saw an opening and took it. While Microsoft got in trouble for not focusing on games when they first revealed their own system, Sony ended up reminding people of the trouble Microsoft is in, with their out of focus policies on their own games.


Article from Gamersyndrome.com

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