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Posted by Marianne Miller on Feb 21, 2013

Sony Confirms Playstation 4 Will Not Block Used Games

Shuhei Yoshida from Sony Worldwide Studios sat down with Eurogamer yesterday shortly after the Playstation event to discuss the capabilities of the Playstation 4.  Inevitably, the topic of Sony’s recent patent that would block used games came up, and Yoshida confirmed that the PS4 was not the device the patent was intended for.

Yoshida agreed that a consumer should have the right to do with their physical disk what they like once purchasing the game, however didn’t entirely answer whether or not they would stop the sale of used games.

In any case, gamers can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that one of the nail-biting rumors regarding the next-gen consoles has been dispelled.  Now we wait to see if Microsoft will follow suit–personally, I see more than a few lost sales should Microsoft embrace the anti-used game sentiment.

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