In an episode of Bonus Round, infamous gaming analyst Michael Pachter recounted a conversation he shared with Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton. Of course, Pachter has been known to exaggerate in the past, so unfortunately this conversation might not necessarily be 100% accurate. Topic of conversation? Used games, and Tretton's surprising support of the market.
Contrasting rumors that the next PlayStation console would inhibit the play of used games, Jack Tretton dismisses the practice as, "anti-consumer." Used games are, "great for the consumer," and his personal opinion marks him as, "opposed to to blocking used games." Pachter also notes that these are simply Tretton's personal thoughts, and the conversation ended with this unfortunate statement, "Japan might think something different."
Unfortunate as it is that Tretton is unsure whether Sony will be blocking used games on the PlayStation 4 (Orbis), it's striking that apparently he doesn't even have say in the matter. Still, it's good to know Tretton is on consumers' side. Well, that is if Pachter can be fully believed. Hopefully Tretton can make an official statement on the subject eventually. Heck, hopefully Sony can make an official statement eventually.