Sony, June this year:
“PlayStation 4 won’t impose any new restrictions on used games. This is a good thing,” said Tretton, to huge applause from the audience in attendance. “When a gamer buys a PS4 disc, they have the rights to that copy of the game.”
Sony’s Software Usage Terms, updated today:
6.3. You must not lease, rent, sublicense, publish, modify, adapt, or translate any portion of the Software.
7.1. You must not resell either Disc-based Software or Software Downloads, unless expressly authorised by us and, if the publisher is another company, additionally by the publisher.
Liars. Similar language has been found on the boxes of previous PlayStation models, but that’s hardly a comfort.
This is completely unenforceable. If people want to sell a game they’re done with, they should be able to, or at least trade for another title of equal value. All Sony has accomplished with this draconian rule is guarantee the creation of a thriving underground black market of illegally sold and traded games. Hackers have already proved themselves quite capable of easily bypassing most any means of trying to prevent that.