Saturday, February 22, 2014
Allowing Used Games On PS4 Creates Value, Sony Says

Allowing Used Games On PS4 Creates Value, Sony Says

Sony’s chosen a different path than Microsoft when it comes to used games. One company’s console allows gamers to do whatever they so please with games they own, the other company has placed strict rules that some claim infringes on consumers rights. PS4 is the console of freedom, it seems, while Xbox One is the machine of restrictions.

But Sony says it has a clear and simple reason for allowing used games on PS4, and it’s because such a policy creates value for gamers.

That’s according to SCEA CEO Jack Tretton, who told Bloomberg that “PS4 was built to attract consumers”.

It’s one of the main reasons the console isn’t required to be always-online, Tretton adds, and because Sony “is most concerned about the consumer”.

We’re most concerned about the consumer. And we really appeal to consumers on a worldwide basis. And I think in the United States, we realize there’s a high degree of broadband adoption, but we’re in a lot of countries where people don’t have the ability to connect on a daily basis and we want to appeal to consumers worldwide.

The other thing as it relates to the ownership of the game, if people pay a lot of money for that, they equate the value with the flexibility they have in that. To do with it as they choose,to give it to their friends, sell it to their friends, trade it in to another retailer; that creates value in the initial purchase that they make.

Tretton also reiterated that it was always Sony’s intention to hit an attractive price point for PS4.

Thanks, Gamespot.

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