Would you buy a gaming console that blocks used games?
dniblock 1 year ago
There are rumors that the next versions of the XBox and PlayStation will prevent used games from working on the systems. I've been waiting to see what the hardware specs will look like before deciding on one of the other two systems in addition to the Wii U, but if the Wii U allows me to play used titles and they do not.....well, that makes the decision a little easier. Number one, I do not like the idea that a company will not only prevent me from buying (or even borrowing) a used game, I really don't like the fact that it would prevent me from selling a game that I either didn't like or finished and don't intend to play again. Perhaps more importantly from a gamer's perspective, it will prevent me from playing games that I missed when they were initially released and are out of print. I'm playing Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn right now, and that is only possible because I was able to borrow a copy.
On the other hand, if the hardware on the next XBox and/or PS4 really blows other options out of the water, it will be hard to deny myself access to next gen gaming. What do you guys think about this? Would you still purchase a console that locked out used games? Is this something that most people care about?
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