dardin wrote on Feb 7, 2013, 12:27: I disagree that there will be fewer games developed as a result of this. This type of feature is something the publishers want. They want to lock each copy of a game sold to one console. They currently do not make any money off the resell market. Killing off that market means the possibility of increased retail sales which they get money from.
Now if consumers are so turned off by this that they refuse to buy a console doing this, that would cause fewer games to be developed.
The thing is that killing the used market will very likely not lead to increased retail sales. A lot of console users buy new games because they get 25-30 bucks back for their old game when they go buy the new one. If that possibility evaporates, few of them are going to be coughing up 60 bucks as often as they used to.
But this is the kind of logic that no publisher understands, because they're fucking retarded. To them, it's apparently better to sell much fewer games and kill the used market than it is to sell more games and accept that some people will buy used only.