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I wouldn't buy a console that locks you out of used games on principle alone. Plus I wouldn't mind saving myself the money, but that's a discussion for another topic.
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I only buy used games when they are hard to find. I don't appreciate having to compromise on my gaming options therefore I would pass on such a console. Usually, I only buy new games but not everyone has the same revenu or still lives with their folks...
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We all know that even if they cut used games or maybe raise the price of new games to $70, devs and publishers will still whine and complain and boo hoo we don't get enough money from our mediocre game we shoved crappy MP into so we pass the costs on to the consumer. And no, PC doesn't allow game reselling, but they also have Steam which allows you to get even pretty new games for next to nothing. If the console does something like that, then people will be able to accept it much better. As it stands, XBL's GoDs are some of the biggest ripoffs I've ever seen. WAY too expensive for games that are pretty old. For example, the GoD version of Fall of Cybertron is still 60 bucks last I checked, but the game is 6 months old. Are you kidding me?
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I buy used games frequently. First off, the price of video games certainly have never gone down despite the fact that more units are being sold and many of the companies do digital downloads. $60 for a game is a little ridiculous in my eyes so if i can bring that down to $45 you bet I'm gonna do it.
If prices for new games were lower and im saying at least $40 to $45 I'd probably buy new more often. Hell, I'd be ok if I couldnt buy used games if the price for a new game was a little cheaper. But companies are super greedy and dont give a **** about you as a customer.
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A game released a year ago could still cost $30 on PSN, while only being $12 used in stores. GameStop isn't the only place that sells used games, you know. >_>
Furthermore, there's resale value. If I buy a PS4 game, then I can't sell it to anyone else after I'm done with it, because only my PS4 would be able to play it.
I don't want to have to purchase every single game at full price, and be unable to make anything else back once I'm done. Especially not when there are good alternative game consoles that DON'T do that.
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For example, the GoD version of Fall of Cybertron is still 60 bucks last I checked, but the game is 6 months old. Are you kidding me?
You do realize why games fall in price, right? Because they're not selling and retailers want to get them off their shelves.
There's no worry about unwanted inventory with digital distribution.
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Many peoples exchanges games with friends, so sometimes used game cost you not 10 $, but nothing.
If you dont have friends, you are really can relax and stop bothering yourself with used games block, yes.
I'm sorry did anyone consider what will happen if you buy a game and don't like it? You pretty much just wasted 60 dollars with no way of getting any type of refund. That's why I'm against it.
No used games coupled with the rumors that the systems will be online only means your new system will be junk in about 7-10 years time. You'll have payed full price (or whatever the going rate is) for a game that won't work in a few years and that you can't get rid of. How is that good? I still buy used PS1, PS2, SNES, Sega Saturn, and Dreamcast games pretty frequently. I've been playing more PS2 than PS3 lately. Let's say, for example, that the older systems didn't allow used games. I hadn't played any of the Metal Gear Solid games until a couple years ago when I played through all of them. In this case I'd have just missed them. Forever. Too bad, so sad. Should've given us your money quicker.
If a game is a few years old and out of print, the only way I can get those games are buying used copies. Considering I buy a majority of my games a year or more after they come out, not being able to buy used games would be terrible for me.
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