How would Sony's anti-used-game strategy even work? Require their consoles to be online all the time or at least frequently connected for verification purposes? Hard as it is to believe, not every game has a constant internet connection, and no internet connection is 100% immune to disconnections except possibly ultra-expensive infrastructures that few households could afford. I'm pretty sure this anti-used game strategy would also mean no rentals or borrowing either, making trying before buying extremely limited, since a lot of games don't have playable demos. Maybe Sony is hoping its fans will start buying blindly or paying for PS+ and one-hour trials. If that's the case, I hope it doesn't work. Ouya is on the horizon so it's not like we need all these first-party companies.
The patent used RF ID chips, a lot of retail stores use them to track inventory. Almost every piece of clothing in Walmart has one attached. They are cheap, and can easily be programmed and re written once scanned by the console.
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Because power really doesnt matter.
Looks at wii games
Looks at ps3 games
Looks at wii games again, shakes head.
They cheap out on the hardware and over price the console to ripoff nintendrones.
Oh the irony.
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squatch22 posted...Because power really doesnt matter.
something scarred nintendo for life during the gamecube era and now they're really conservative and budget conscious about hardware components.
Its cheaper to think of new ways to play a game than to beef up the hardware.
thats another way of looking at nintendo post-gamecube.
hardware power is definitely important, but its not the MOST important thing to nintendo like it is to other companies.
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The future looks bleak for console gamers, at least the ones who are not loyal and easily satisfied. Wii U has a host of problems that aren't even technically bugs so they're not likely to be changed, no renting games with the PS4, and if XBox 360 is any indication, Microsoft is worse at making hardware than making Operating Systems ... that don't always know how to frickin' sleep!! Anyway, I don't have much faith in the reliability of Microsoft's next console. I could either pick my poison or try something with something to prove: Ouya. Ouya may not even be as powerful as Wii U, but at least it encourages people to tinker with it, whereas Nintendo is doing everything in its power to make sure its gamers don't get one bit creative.
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Because they spent too much money on the gamepad, they couldn't afford better hardware
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