Neoseeker : News : Rumor: Next PlayStation due 2013, codename Orbis, won't play used games
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Grimdark Mar 29, 12
Killing a majority of Gamestop and other used game retailer sales would be an amazing blow for the next generation of consoles if all three companies did it.

Because let's face it, if all three major companies jumped to that platform, you'd have no choice. However, if only two were to decide on such an idea, it'd be one hell of an advantage.
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LloydToS Mar 29, 12
Furniture, cars, all sorts of things get resold and I honestly think that if companies find the games to be too expensive to create to make 'enough profit' they should focus less on graphics like insane many games do nowadays and put more into gameplay. I still have a whole bunch of old games which look awfull compared to the newest games we see nowadays but they have two to three times more content to play with, then again perhaps the insane graphics isn't what's pushing the costs.
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Centurion Mar 29, 12
I get where they're coming from, but that's not to say I'm liking it. I do however like the idea of being able to purchase all of the games digitally on the console, I'd love that.
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DedValve Mar 29, 12
Apparently there is such a thing as too stupid to be true. Unless Sony enjoys throwing money away they won't do this. Microsoft already said that it would play used games for the nextbox and WiiU will also do the same unless otherwise stated, that would put those to at a complete unstoppable advantage over Sony. They would lose before they even announced it.
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OmegaFury Mar 29, 12
The only way I'd feel comfortable about this business model is if it is similar to steam. Digital downloads= big savings on shipping, discs, and cases. So if they think they can incorporate digital downloads as a main source of distribution, and charge 60 bucks for a game and without frequent discounts, console gaming is a dead industry.
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LloydToS Mar 29, 12
quote OmegaFury
The only way I'd feel comfortable about this business model is if it is similar to steam. Digital downloads= big savings on shipping, discs, and cases. So if they think they can incorporate digital downloads as a main source of distribution, and charge 60 bucks for a game and without frequent discounts, console gaming is a dead industry.
I agree, I am still not really used to digital purchases as you could get cut off from your products with only a 30 days notice. Luckily steam uses an offline mode and if Sony would choose not to require 100% online to play but perhaps just an activation such as with Steam I would see no harm in it.
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BlackScythe Mar 29, 12
quote OmegaFury
The only way I'd feel comfortable about this business model is if it is similar to steam. Digital downloads= big savings on shipping, discs, and cases. So if they think they can incorporate digital downloads as a main source of distribution, and charge 60 bucks for a game and without frequent discounts, console gaming is a dead industry.
Only long after they release. Digital games new cost the same as going to the store and buying a disk, even though you aren't getting anything physical.
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OmegaFury Mar 29, 12
quote BlackScythe
Only long after they release. Digital games new cost the same as going to the store and buying a disk, even though you aren't getting anything physical.
I stand corrected. When did new games cost the same on the PC (digital download and store-bought) as console games...? I used to see a 10 dollar difference between the two (50 instead of 60)... I guess it's not like that anymore, or it was my imagination lol. Even so, the PS3 and the Xbox 360 have had a digital download option for awhile, yet I hardly ever see any discounts, while on steam there's a discount every day even on new titles.
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BlackScythe Mar 30, 12
quote OmegaFury
quote BlackScythe
Only long after they release. Digital games new cost the same as going to the store and buying a disk, even though you aren't getting anything physical.
I stand corrected. When did new games cost the same on the PC (digital download and store-bought) as console games...? I used to see a 10 dollar difference between the two (50 instead of 60)... I guess it's not like that anymore, or it was my imagination lol. Even so, the PS3 and the Xbox 360 have had a digital download option for awhile, yet I hardly ever see any discounts, while on steam there's a discount every day even on new titles.
I remember what you speak of, and it does occasionally happen. The mega publishers (EA Activision) I believe were the ones who started it. Major franchises that released on all major platforms would simply be a uniform price.
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rpg Mar 30, 12
quote OmegaFury
quote BlackScythe
Only long after they release. Digital games new cost the same as going to the store and buying a disk, even though you aren't getting anything physical.
I stand corrected. When did new games cost the same on the PC (digital download and store-bought) as console games...? I used to see a 10 dollar difference between the two (50 instead of 60)... I guess it's not like that anymore, or it was my imagination lol. Even so, the PS3 and the Xbox 360 have had a digital download option for awhile, yet I hardly ever see any discounts, while on steam there's a discount every day even on new titles.
yeah it's kind of weird for digital downloads to even be on PSN when they are the same price as new and in the long run stay 10-15+ dollars higher then you would find it used 2 years down.
although I saw PSV games on PSN that were 5 dollars cheaper on release was like wow sony, you caving? lol
for consoles it seems digital downloads is more of a gimmick, unless you're buying like a classic or something.
so yeah PC rocks digital downloads but consoles just make it look bad lol.
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Bill Mar 31, 12
Have they considered that most ISP's limit the amount of bandwidth a customer can use to 200GB per month. That may seem like a lot but it isn't if you download 4 BD in that time frame. Not to mention any policy that ties your ability to play to a service they don't directly provide is an invitation for disaster.
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Supernova1332 Apr 1, 12
quote Bill
Have they considered that most ISP's limit the amount of bandwidth a customer can use to 200GB per month. That may seem like a lot but it isn't if you download 4 BD in that time frame. Not to mention any policy that ties your ability to play to a service they don't directly provide is an invitation for disaster.
That would be four dual layer blu-rays. You could download up to eight regular blu-rays in a month, and that's taking into account that they actually use the full disk, which many games do not.
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Alex Apr 1, 12
Only new games i can maybe deal with, but you can't make it only work with the net and non backwards compatibility, that will destroy the revenue.
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rpg Apr 3, 12
quote xCombatTestedx
Im boycotting any attempt to do this from now on. I will not buy another game with an "access code". I will NOT buy a ps4. These greedy basterds can keep their games. There IS other stuff to play without crap like that.

Think of it like a Chet you CAN open, but will get something BETTER if you don't. Stop buying games with codes, and don't buy this ps4 crap. 2 ez.
same rumour came about for the 360 next gen, so you won't be buying that too by the sounds of your post, even though it's a rumour.
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