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Sony Refutes 'No Used Game Sales' Rumour 56

Posted by Zonk
from the why-do-we-keep-hearing-the-rumour dept.
Eurogamer reports that the possibility of no used games sales for the PS3 has been vociferously refuted by Sony. From the article: "'We have definitely not been communicating that,' UK spokesperson Jennie Kong confirmed. 'It's false speculation. We don't have any further knowledge about this topic - either officially or unofficially, to be frank. ' It would appear that the report is based on the resurrection of a much earlier rumour in this regard, which surfaced most recently last November with claims that PS3 software would 'bind' to the first machine it was played on, and would be unusable on any other system." We discussed this possibility on Wednesday.
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Sony Refutes 'No Used Game Sales' Rumour

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  • by crummyname (977083) on Friday May 26, 2006 @04:15PM (#15412168)
    I hope Sony also vociferously refutes speculation of a $600 price tag for the PS3.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 26, 2006 @04:42PM (#15412381)
    Attacking used/rental game sales is not the right way to increase profit. For a long time to come, there will be other consoles that support used/rental games and the consoles that don't will be at a disadvantage for adoption.

    The method that will be used to increase profit is to continue the trend of associating a "service fee" with online playing. That way, even if the user has a second hand game, the company still continue to collect if the user wants to take advantage of the full functionality of the game.

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