Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th May 2013 17:26 UTC
Games So, the Xbox One disaster continues. Microsoft's policy for dealing with the used games market has reportedly leaked - and it's a clear and direct attack to destroy the used games market. Prices for used games will be set at the retail value of a new game, and retailers have to hook into Microsoft's computer systems and comply with Microsoft's terms and conditions.
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RE: Illegal in some countries
by jigzat on Wed 29th May 2013 20:36 UTC in reply to "Illegal in some countries"
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Xbox piracy was uber easy because the medium format, PS3 security although it was apparently a shame had blu-ray which just a couple of years ago was way more expensive compared to a DVD.

Same thing happened here in Colombia, almost from year one there was an Xbox 360 hack to run pirated games, and most people purchased the Xbox here because of that. People actually said I want an XBOX because I can run pirated games. Of course you could blame importing taxes which I have heard are extremely high in Brazil.

For the PS3 the hack came almost at the end of the life cycle.

If you look at the XBOX numbers Microsoft has barely make a profit considering the looses of the first XBOX and the 360 investment and initial RROD issues, no wonder why they are trying to secure their IP to make more profit.

The PS3 initial years were very trouble too and expensive thanks to the high hardware subsidizing but they manage to break even just in time.

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