What if both Xbox One and PS4 did block used games?
Where would you see the industry right now? I think both systems would struggle. I wouldn't bother getting either till a price drop because I am a huge fan of used games.
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console gaming would crash
iOS would steal all the market share
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Wii U would have flourished.
It would cause a panic......even though we are slowly going against used games. The huge push on digital downloads, etc. Sony did it quite a bit on the PS3 by putting quite a bit on DLC vouchers (like god of war saga, 2 out of 5 games were on a voucher).
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Wii U would have flourished.
I think so too.
I would not buy either console honestly, I would have just kept my ps3 and bought a WII or WII U. I have bills to pay, a house to take care of, a wife and kid to take care of so I tend to buy games used and cheap.
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I am 39. I've been gaming since I was 6 with Pong waaay back when. As of now, I have no plans to ever stop.
Blocking used games might have changed that. Anything that messes with customers' rights like that is something that I simply won't stand for. As much as I have loved gaming over the years, I'd gladly give it up before I ever bowed down to that kind of crap.
Going all digital would also be a game-changer for me. Doing so puts all of the power in the companies' hands, and that is NEVER good for customers. Some companies might treat you halfway decently, like Steam, but most will just abuse the living hell out of it (see MS charging $60 for a digital copy of NBA2K14, a game that can be bought for $20 or so physically at this time).
The bottom line is this. If you take care of your customers, your customers will take care of you. If you abuse your customers, your customers will eventually become somebody else's customers.
Sometimes I honestly think that Online is the WORST thing that ever happened to gaming.
It wouldn't bother me at all because I either buy a game new or not at all. Personally I feel console makers and devs should get every penny for their products. I think that the fact consoles didn't address the amount they were losing to Gamestop in the middle of console life, maybe people think that it was more of a right that just being something they weren't going to address. It will come up again and ALL consoles will address it. Used Games is a ton of money they are missing out on because of a exploit that Gamestop is taking advantage of. But Console makers do have the right to address it when they see fit and if they block used games or only let you buy used games from the console makers, that will be up to them.
Whether you enjoy used games, or you buy games and share them or rent them out to friends to make back money spent or to avoid paying the $60 a pop, that is you exploiting the system to your benefit and that is 100% fine. But don't cry when the industry decide to seal that exploit and don't cry about personal rights of you can do whatever you want with what you own. Not everything is meant to be shared and for those using the lame " I shouldn't let someone borrow my car huh" line, Go ahead and let a few friends legally borrow your Windows OS.
I don't have much respect for the gamer who brags about having hundreds of used games and thinking they are "owed' anything from devs or console makers, I don't even think they have a right to complain about any of the games at all and honestly, Devs and consoles makers should even view them as real customers because they aren't.
wii u would be out selling both x1 and ps4 combined, then ms and sony would drop the x1/ps4 and stick with ps360.
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All out nuclear war. World powers would crumble. The third world industrializes in their absence and introduces a new generation of gaming that is unfathomable to us.