Used Games will be Playable on PlayStation 4

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

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Despite a plethora of rumours and a pretty ominous patent filed last month, it seems the PlayStation 4 will not prevent second-hand games from being played on it. In an interview with Eurogamer,¬†Shuhei Yoshida of Sony Worldwide Studios explained that there is no system in place that would render used games useless. When asked whether he believed it was up to the user what they did with their copy of a game after purchase, he explained that “they purchased a physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that’s my expectation.”

No doubt this comes as a huge relief to budget-conscious gamers who have a tough time paying $70 for a brand new disc. It’s no secret that companies like Gamestop and GAME get a pretty hefty chunk of their profits from the sale of pre-owned games so owners and employees are probably wiping the sweat off their collective brows as well.

The PlayStation 4 is expected to launch during the holiday season of this year. No exact date or a price has been revealed yet.

Are any of you planning to pick up a PS4 on launch, or even at all? Tell us why or why not below.


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