Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Mar 2012 22:29 UTC
Games The rumour mill for the next generation of video game consoles has been churning out some juicy stuff these past few months. While Nintendo has laid most of its cards out on the table, Microsoft and Sony have remained tight-lipped, probably because their consoles are still seeing increased sales. So, we have to rely on rumours, and those rumours have one thing in common: Microsoft and Sony want to eliminate the used games market.
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Non sense
by airwedge1 on Thu 29th Mar 2012 12:50 UTC
airwedge1
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2006-02-22

This whole concept of the publisher not getting any money from the original sale is complete non-sense. Many people would not buy the new game if they knew they could not sell the game and get something back out of it. The publisher did get money from a video game that was sold. They got the original $60 from the game. Whether Joe or Suzy is playing the game makes no difference, one copy is being used at all times.

Last time I checked games are bought not licensed. First sale doctrine applies, and becomes no different then selling a car. Do car dealerships get more money when one of their buyers sells the car? Of course not.

I won't be buying into the next generation of video games, if this non sense continues.

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