Wii U to Allow Used Games

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

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Good news for Nintendo fans who will have little money after buying a Wii U.  The new system will not implement any features that will prevent the playing of used games.

In a recent interview with GameSpot, Nintendo Executive VP of Sales and Marketing Scott Moffitt was asked about Nintendo’s strategy regarding the used games market.  The VP replied that there is nothing to stop used games from playing on the Wii U.

From Moffitt:

It is a reality in the marketplace.  We haven’t incorporated any features that will discourage used-game sales at this point.  We’re not trying to circumvent that.

The news comes as relief to gamers as fear about the next generation not allowing used games have been running rampant for many months.

For more of the interview, click here.

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  • That’s good to see. I believe that this is a significant step forward in gaming as a business. Resisting the greed of Sony and Microsoft who are trying to block the sales of used games on their upcoming systems.

  • Honestly, I actually feel like Nintendo already implemented features that discourage used game sales with Club Nintendo. But that’s just me, and I do love Club Nintendo.