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End of Preowned Games On Playstation?
Forum » UK Gamers Worldwide » PS3 General Chat Lounge
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3rd Jan 2013

Sony have filed for a patent which essentially would stop consumers being able to use pre-owned games.

The patent filed by Sony last month on the 9th December describes how games could be tracked by a contactless tag.

Once placed inside a machine, they would be automatically associated with that system or user account.

The technology will tag discs with information such as whether the game has been played on another device, meaning it may suppress second-hand sales and purchases


Patent Information www.freepatentsonline.com/y2013/0007892.html

If This Was Implicated by Sony and not Microsoft would you change Consoles?
What's Your Views?

This was picked up by Neogaf www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=506560

We would think that this would be for future Next Gen Consoles (PS4), but it may never be implicated as Sony have rumoured this kind of thing before.
Last Edit: 3rd Jan 2013 by ukd69
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3rd Jan 2013

I don't tend to buy preowned games as I hate paying extra for the included DLC and Online Passes, which can sometimes be more than the Price New
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3rd Jan 2013

I agree Preowned Games can cost you more in the long run, but it kinda sucks for the people who do buy Preowned Games, lets hope that it does not happen
Last Edit: 3rd Jan 2013 by meltaz69
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