Next Xbox won't play used games - report
Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:59a.m.
According to Kotaku, who are quoting industry insider sources, Microsoft are set to shake things up a bit with the next iteration of the Xbox.
While there are a bunch of interesting things kicking around about the next-generation Microsoft console, one particular rumour has got our complete attention: the next-gen Xbox won't play secondhand games.
The market for secondhand games has long be subject to the ire of videogame publishers, who have made claims like "secondhand sales are effectively piracy" and generally take issue with the fact that on-selling games don't result in them earning a cut of the proceeds.
Could Microsoft be set to change the shape of videogames forever by eliminating secondhand sales from the equation?
Other hot rumours going around:
Interestingly, the performance rumours (which originate from IGN) also say that this "six times the power" will equate to 20 percent more power than the Wii U. If true, that seems to suggest that the Wii U is a lot more powerful than previously thought (it was originally thought to be around the same power as a current Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3).
Obviously, it's all just rumour and conjecture; if the past has taught us anything, it's that consoles rarely match rumours that spring up around them.
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4/02/2012 5:27:36 a.m.
It's crazy the reason they are giving... If that was suppose to be right, CD, DVD and Blu-ray would also do the same for music, concerts and movies??? Would you accept to play a concert/movie only on your dvd? Of course not... Doesn't make any sense at all!!!!!
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