Its the poor people who pirate that have caused this. Christ it was estimated that 3 mill copies of Halo 3 were pirated and I believe 2 mill of Gears Of War 2.
In my local area there is 5 Facebook sellers who sell pirated games. On Facebook. £5 each. £10 each for new games. CRAZY!
Im sure there are those out there who dont earn alot of money but are honest and buy used games or new. But there is a huge population who have chipped consoles and play pirated games.
So instead of rallying against a principle rally against Piracy. The movie industry is almost set to become country locked by 2014. Bluray only.
Hence why all Bluray players come with the ability to connect to the internet.
PS4 will 100% have 3rd party publishers using some kind of fee if you buy the game and someone else already registered it to their PSN account. Ubisoft already said at E3 they can do this on PS4. And they followed with it is actually need to save the industy with its ever increasing development costs.
Microsoft of course are looking after their bank balance, but this kind of thing would not have been on the table had digital theft not been so HIGH.
Personally Ive never Pirated. I hold a good job and have a great internet connection. So do all my friends.
We are all getting Xbox One, because we dont mind Microsoft stopping the sad pathetic billion $ Piracy industry.
I can deal with digitally lending my games to friends in my family list. For no charge.
I can deal with trading my crap games in at designated stores ( not that I trade much at all ) .
But also I love the idea of always on. I love that my phone is, I love that my Tablet is and I love the possibilities of The One and its online functions.
Its the last industry to adopt this, so finnnnnnaaaaalllllllyyyyyyyyy we have it. YAY!!!!
PS4 and The One are actually going for 2 different demographics.
Someone like me who wants more than a videogame toy, is finally glad to see a console that truly attempts to unify my living room. Whilst providing me with amazing exclusive games.
I think this is one of the best comments. I agree with others concerns but I also understand how bad used gamers and cheap people have ruined the industry. People only think about their rights. Not about the industry and if it will even be around if they keep leaching off of it.