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Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has offered a statement on the used game issue that has been plaguing the Xbox One since its announcement. Microsoft has offered a number of conflicting statements on how the Xbox One will handle used games. Hryb's statement is still pretty ambiguous, but it's enough to clarify that the news that has been floating around has not been accurate. You can check out the statement below, which appeared on Hryb's Xbox Live blog:
"The ability to trade in and resell games is important to gamers and to
Xbox. Xbox One is designed to support the trade in and resale of games.
Reports about our policies for trade in and resale are inaccurate and
incomplete. We will disclose more information in the near future."
After Hryb's statement, we can effectively say that we don't know how Xbox One will handle used games, but it sounds like we will know more soon.
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[Source: Major Nelson]
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Another way Haters are trying to destroy XBOX One's credibility and downplay its awesomeness and popularity. Don't beleieve everything that you breathe. Wait until the system comes out and decide for yourself.
I feel like all these stories need to have a disclaimer on them. Gameinformer is owned by Gamestop who sells lots of used games :)
Seems to me MS does not have their stuff together. Hopefully they will give us a clear answer and one that we all like.
THERE WANKERS AND IF THEY CANT JUST CALL AN APPLE AN APPLE WHEN THEY KNOW FINE WELL ITS A HUGE ISSUE FOR PPL THEN ITS TO SUSPICIOUS FOR ME BUT I ALREADY DECIDED I WONT BE GETTING XBOX ONE I CANT AFFORD TO BUY A GAMES CONSOLE THAT IS UNUSABLE SHOULD I NO LONGER BE ABLY TO PAY FOR A BROADBAND PACKAGE, HOPE PS4 DNT GO THE SAME WAY, MICROSOFT ARE MAD AND ARROGANT
you made it pretty clear yoyr charging people for used games.
I personally always buy a game new as long as there is a new copy available, so playing used games wouldn't entirely effect me too bad. But I also completely support gamers that prefer used games or like to lend their games to friends and family as well, it's just unfortunate that developers don't see any of that money. Hopefully Microsoft and Sony can find a good medium.
They just keep dodging every *** question and it's annoying as hell.
Just waiting for the article to appear how Microsoft is foolish for it's approach to used games, hurting it's relations with retailers, because:
"It's rare to see retailers pushed around on pricing by direct competition from the supplier."
"Whether [the company] is purposely trying to disrupt its relationship with GameStop is unclear."
"Retail is still important for getting in front of the more casual consumer."
Well, at least according to this article:
not answering questions is a Dick move from MS, their partners -Gamestop- are having a really really bad day due to MS officials statements and MS still doesn't want to disclose their policies.
The best part of this whole mess is how EA tried to act like good guys by getting rid of the online pass because they knew used games were going away anyway.
more vague answer from MS.